Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Locavores Delight

“Buy Me, I’m a Local” was the message amongst the fresh fruit and vegetables in the IGA supermarket in Young, NSW some years ago.

That’s the message Granite Belt producers want to get out ahead the relaunch of the Granite Belt Farmers Market. For those who love regional, seasonal produce – head to the gardens of the Stanthorpe Civic Centre (from Sunday 12 October). The markets will be held on the second and fourth Sundays each month from 9am to 1pm.

Situated at 1000 metres above sea level, these markets “at home” might be amongst the highest markets in the land. Granite Belt farmers say it’s the altitude which makes all the difference to the flavour and invite you to elevate your taste buds when you visit.

Locavores are those who eat from within a 100mile radius - not a problem for residents of the Granite Belt which is spoilt for choice when it comes to a broad range of wine and food. The next “away market” will be on Sunday 16 November at South Bank from 10am. For more visit