Eat Local Month Info Night

GourMAY is Eat Local Month in the Gympie region

Eat Local Month is an opportunity for all food related business, to promote themselves at a diverse range of events, during GourMAY 2018.

Join Matt Golinski on Monday February 26 from 4-6pm at the Civic Centre, for some tasty treats and refreshments.

You will:

  • discover ways your business can benefit at one of Eat Local Month’s planned activities 
  • ride the two day Chefs famil and meet fantastic food producers from our region 
  • create a signature dish, using locally grown food, and tell the provenance story 
  • host a farm visit 
  • host a cooking demonstration, or a foodie talk 
  • be a part of Gympie Regional Produce Store at the Gympie Show

You will hear from Destination Gympie Region’s, Andrew Saunders who will explain how increasing tourism trends are based around experiences in provenance and Artisan – for example jam or preserve making, being interactive on the farm, and eating local produce.

James Barnden, chef at Charlies Hotel, attended the Chefs Famil 2017, then went on to chef at the 5 Chefs Long Table Lunch, and is now buying direct from local growers. Hear his story.

This event will provide deadlines for inclusion in the program, and offer suggestions on participation. Our main objective however, is to create a stronger connection between the people who are growing the food in our region, and the people who are providing great food to our community and visitors to the region.

PLEASE RSVP to by Thursday Feb 22 for catering purposes

Key events in 2018

  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May; Gympie Town Centre Growers Market
  • 17 - 19 May; Gympie District Show
  • 27 May; Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

The signature event of Eat Local Month is the 5 Chef’s Long Table Dinner which sees Matt lead a team of local chefs to present a five course degustation experience featuring the best of Gympie region produce on Saturday May 26, 2018

Stay tuned for the full calendar of events at and follow ‘Gympie Gold Regional Produce’ on Facebook.

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