How To Have A Grown And Gathered Christmas – Supporting Local Farmers, Producers And Growers For A Better Festive Season

December 9, 2023

This year, make your presents matter, whether it be a Secret Santa for a work colleague or a jaw-dropper that embarrasses all the Elves. Source your gifts from the farmers, producers and growers who create everything from the world’s best cheeses, relishes, chocolates, gin, beer, wines, vodkas, meat products, eggs, the brightest festive vegetables, flowers, floral teas, ice creams, honey, cotton and woollen fashions, wooden artisan products, stone fruit, citrus ranges, fingerlimes, bespoke flavour experiences and more. Source from the Scenic Rim!

Because it’s important. And it’s easy! HERE’S HOW: 

This Friday from 5pm to 8pm, the farm gate to city door twilight markets at the Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct will star some of the region’s leading producers and growers, like the multi-award-winning Tamborine Mountain Distillery (fresh from taking gold at the 2023 Queensland Tourism Awards), Towri Sheep Cheeses, Valley Pride Produce, the Scenic Rim Brewery, Olive View Farm, Barney Creek Vineyard, the chef team from Embers led by Simon Furley, Bee All Natural honey and chili sauces and more. Plus in exciting news, Tommerup Dairy Farm will launch their all new Barney Creek Port with Dark Chocolate ice cream, an exciting collaboration and in a limited range for Christmas.

The Scenic Rim Farm Boxis the famed online delivery service created during the pandemic as a collaboration between local farmers and the Scenic Rim Regional Council. It is now run by a permanent team, with operational support from local vegetable farming business Kalfresh and has since generated more than $3.8 million in sales for local growers and producers, connected customers in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich and Springfield, and supports over 50 farmers, growers, winemakers, brewers and more!

Its famous leave (Christmas) to US farm box launches today (Wednesday December 6) and is packed with in-season farmer-direct and producer-direct ingredients, complete with an exclusive recipe book featuring festive recipes from leading chefs to ensure your Christmas celebrations will be incredible.

“We know the silly season can be stressful and difficult for busy people so we wanted to create easy gifting options that solve a problem for our customers but also have a significant positive impact for many local growers, producers and makers,” said Alice Gorman of the Scenic Rim Farm Box. “The Leave (Christmas) To Us Box also features recipes from leading Queensland chefs, many of whom we supply produce. You could be making Simon Furley’s Pumpkin Ham Glaze, Caroline Jones’ incredible Potato & Green Bean Salad, or Dan Groneberg’s Sweetcorn & Avocado Salsa. And for those customers who like to choose their own items – that’s an option too. Our store is packed with amazing meat, vegetables, fruit, baked goods, pantry items, skincare and even Scenic Rim wine, beer, spirits, ciders and non-alcoholic drinks. Our Gift Boxes are perfect for end of year teacher presents, hard-to-buy-for family members, staff and client gifts. Order online, and we will deliver the boxes to you.”

Kay Tommerup from the 6th generation Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, and Australian Farmer of the Year winner for Innovation, said of the Grown and Gathered Christmas message: “I heard a breakfast radio team discussing their Secret Santa plans recently, and they were encouraging people to buy from an overseas online store. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! Why not gift beautiful produce, grown with passion and pride – right here on our doorstep. And it doesn’t need to break the bank.”

“Whether you choose to order from a farmer direct delivery service, or immerse yourself completely in the experience of gathering direct from our local farmers and producers, you’ll be gifting so much more than the pleasure of enjoying something local and delicious. You’re gifting something that comes with the heart and soul of a local farmer and producer. Something that tells the story of the farm, and the passion for producing the best that we can for your family and friends to enjoy. You’ll be giving something that truly embraces the spirit of Christmas.”

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