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Southern Downs and Granite Belt Food Maps launch

Southern Downs and Granite Belt Food Maps launch

Date: 11 December 2020

The Southern Downs Regional Council is excited to announce the launch of the Southern Downs and Granite Belt Food Maps in support of farmers and producers of the region.

Created to showcase the incredible produce on the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, as well as to support the farmers behind the food, the maps help growers and graziers from across the region to promote their produce to visitors and locals alike, utilising the reach of Southern Downs and Granite Belt regional tourism campaigns.

Showcasing the freshest produce of the region – including meat, fruit, vegetables, eggs, dairy and specialty goods, the “Buy and Eat Local Map” is for tourists and visitors to our region. The “Farm and Produce Map” is designed more for the food industry – cafes, restaurants and serious foodies.

The philosophy behind the Food Maps is to support products which use at least 50% locally grown ingredients, or are grown 100% on-site. The purpose is to promote regional and seasonal produce that can be bought online, at markets or directly from farms which can be visited by appointment. The maps also support cafes and restaurants who incorporate locally grown ingredients on their menus, whose chefs are as passionate about their dishes as the creators of the food are. Seasonality is very important to these businesses and the maps will help customers source the best produce from our region at varying times of the year.

Mayor Vic Pennisi said “Food Producers are the most important people on earth and I am very excited that we have these maps which will assist our local farmers and producers, to promote more of their product and grow awareness of locally produced sustainable food. We live in a region of abundance with four distinct growing seasons, and we are proud to launch the new Southern Downs & Granite Belt Food Maps, to help locals and visitors enjoy the best of the region from farm to fork.”

The food maps are located at https://southerndownsfoodmap.com.au/.

Visit the Southern Downs and Granite Belt tourism website https://southerndownsandgranitebelt.com.au/.

For all the latest Council news and information, visit www.sdrc.qld.gov.au. Alternatively, call 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372), email mail@sdrc.qld.gov.au, or use the MySDRC app.

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