Gympie region farms provide unique experiences

Release Date: 29-Aug-2019

The Gympie region is diverse, from our pristine coast to the lush river valleys and the ranges and plains beyond. From this comes a great diversity in the produce grown in the Gympie region and the Gympie Region Farm Trails are a wonderful way to explore what is in season, with three Trails occurring regularly throughout the year.

The Wild West Farm Trail takes you to the west of Gympie City and includes the townships of Widgee, Kilkivan, Woolooga and Goomeri. The third weekend in August will see six farms open their gates and invite you to put on your boots and come along to cuddle a camel, get up close with our native wildlife, see organic beef and pasture raised chicken, walk through an heirloom vegetable farm and try Gympie’s native nut. All farms will be open from 9am to 4pm on 17 and 18 August and will provide tours and displays as well as tasting.

The Cooloola Farm Trail is now in its third year and provides an exclusive look behind the scenes at some working farms in the area east of Gympie City, from Kin Kin to Goomborian, on the first weekend of September and May. Meet and talk with farmers of coffee, strawberries, native essential oils, macadamias and organic fruit and vegetables. Farms will be open from 8am on 6, 7 and 8 September with tours and pick your own available.

The Mary Valley Farm Trail is on the last weekend of October and May and provides an opportunity to explore the Mary River and the lush valleys supporting a variety of farms. Local wine, organic beef, avocadoes and honey are on display as well as pastured eggs and free range pork. The Mary Valley Farm Trail will be on Saturday 26 October with a celebration long lunch on Sunday 27 October.

The landscape and produce may be diverse, however the passion of the farmer for what they grow and create is one things they share. You can stay up to date with each of the Gympie Region Farm Trails by following their pages on Facebook. 

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