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Explore, taste and experience the Gympie Region during the month of GourMAY

Foodies from far and wide need to get their taste buds ready with the whole month of May dedicated to celebrating the Gympie Region’s delicious local produce, dining and food experiences from local producers and businesses.

GourMay – Eat Local Month will launch at the Gympie Town Centre Growers Market, Wednesday 3 May from 7am in Memorial Park Gympie.

There will be cooking demonstrations featuring tasty ways with our local produce by Gympie Region’s official Food and Food Tourism Ambassador, Matt Golinski, and an outside broadcast by Nugget and Al of Zinc 96.1. 

Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor Mick Curran said “the Gympie Region is a vibrant contributor to Queensland’s food and agribusiness sector and Eat Local Month is an opportunity for our residents and businesses to showcase and celebrate all that we have to offer.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity to promote our region as a key destination for food related tourism and major events in Queensland and initiatives like these demonstrate how productive, creative and diverse our region is,” he said.

Throughout May there will be a tantalising menu of events and activities catering to all ages and tastes including the month’s signature event the 5Chef’s Long Table Lunch, Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, Gympie Show, Gympie Garden Expo and much more.

Restaurants in the region are also getting on board and will be displaying the Gympie Gold Regional Produce symbol on menus and signature GourMAY dishes that celebrate the theme of explore, taste and experience.

“This is your chance to support local farmers, producers and food businesses in the region in true farm to fork style,” he said.

What has been shared here is just a small piece of the pie so for more information go to
www.gympieregionalproduce.com.au, follow @GympieRegionalProduce on Facebook or contact Council’s Economic Development Team on 1300 307 800.

For more information visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/greatgympie or visit the Gympie Regional Council’s Facebook page.

21 April 2017


Mayor's Column - Tuesday 24 May Mayor's Column - Tuesday 24 May

There has been a flurry of activity across the Gympie region, with more events and activities for residents and visitors than we have ever seen. I recently attended the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship at Miva. This event provides a great national profile for our region and I was impressed by the fast paced enthusiasm of both the participants and spectators. 

Many of my Councillor colleagues have also been out and about at various activities and events such as the 2nd Annual Rosella Festival, the opening of Hibiscus Aged Care facility, the Kilkivan campdraft and the Well Persons Health Check Day. And of course we can't forget the Gympie Show. Congratulations to the Show Committee and everyone who worked on this fantastic event. We were proud to once again sponsor this event for our community. It was a great opportunity to showcase our finest produce and activity. It was also wonderful to see the Mary Valley Rattler team had a stand at the show and were overwhelmed by the positive feedback and excitement from the community about the Rattler being back on track this December. 

Council was also pleased to bring Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise to the region over the weekend. The program helped us to highlight many of our region's produce and tourism activities. Already the feedback regarding Sunrise has been overwhelming. We want to thank James Tobin and the whole Sunrise team for helping us to promote our great region. 

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor