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Forage Gympie Region: Discover, Taste, Embrace

Forage Gympie Region provides visitors a unique look into how food in the Gympie region is produced and, more importantly, eaten. From Saturday 1 to Sunday 30 May, Forage Gympie Region will display the best of the region all packed into the month. 

“We want the rest of Australia to discover what we here in the Gympie region have known all along,” said Mayor Glen Hartwig.  

“It’s important to acknowledge that factors like COVID-19 have had a real impact on our businesses, especially our local food outlets, which is tragic because we have some of the best produce around. 

“Council felt it important to jump in and create an event that would not only highlight our awesome primary producers, but also bring people from outside the region to us,” Mayor Hartwig said. 

 Forage Gympie Region takes on an events and activities format over the month of May.  

Some of the region’s premier food and agribusiness operators have signed on as part of the program; delivering a true paddock and farm gate to plate experience.    

You can discover what regenerative farming really means at a Forage Farms tour, taste the flavours of the bush at Grazing in Goomeri: Dinner Under the Stars or embrace the world of gut health with nutritionist, local farmer and passionate fermenter Victoria Kane for a hands-on workshop on fermentation. 

Forage Gympie Region is an initiative of Gympie Regional Council.

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A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 14 April 2021 A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 14 April 2021

We all know the Gympie region is the place to be, although if there was a month that you just can’t afford not to be here, it’s got to be May.
 
We have just launched the ‘Forage Gympie Region’ campaign which highlights and promotes a full month of events, focusing on showcasing our local producers, growers and food-based businesses, right across the region. Some of the region’s premier food and agribusiness operators have signed on as part of the program; delivering a true paddock and farm gate to plate experience.
 
We want the rest of Australia to discover what we here in the Gympie region have known all along. That we have some of the best primary producers in Australia. 
 
Events include farm trails and tours, tasting train, the Rosella Festival, Mary Valley GourMAY, long lunches, the iconic Gympie Show, and the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, plus much, much more. If you’d like more details, head to our tourism website or council’s Facebook page where you can get the full list of events.
 
On top of all these events, we also are very proud to be hosting Round 2 of the 2021 Australian Rally Championships from 21-23 May. This round is the only round to be held in Queensland, and comes off the back of a successful round in the ACT. 
 
The event is based at the Gympie showgrounds and we would like to thank both the Turf Club and Show Society for all their work in partnership with council to secure this major event for our region. What we can achieve when we work together always outweighs what we can do alone – thank you again to both groups for your support and work. 
 
There will be spectator points at Brooyar forest on both Saturday and Sunday. You can find more about the event by heading to rally.com.au. Another great event which will highlight our region.
 
And if that’s not enough, Rainbow Beach has been nominated as a finalist in the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Top Tourism Town Award for 2021.  We deserve the win, of course, to let the rest of Australia know just how good our region is, please vote HERE
 
Happy days!

Mayor Glen Hartwig

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