This is the introduction from their website and I cannot speak highly enough about the wonderful festival that the organisers put on.
The Real Food Festival is a fantastic celebration of the wonderful variety of food that Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers and restaurants have to offer, and a brilliant way to talk, taste and buy from them. With stalls, demonstrations, discussions, hands-on and other activities throughout the weekend, the Festival has something for everyone and is a great way for people to support the best of Sunshine Coast regional food.
The weather was glorious and Sandra and I got there at 9am just as the gates were opening. This was a great plan as we had time to speak to a number of stall holders before the crowds arrived. And arrive they did.
Meeting the lovely Rhonda from Down to Earth. Rhonda was there as a presenter on the day and it was great to be able to introduce myself and thank Rhonda for all the work she puts into her blog.
The Crystal Waters Community Co-Op stand with, the very welcoming and generous with her time, Robin Clayfield. Robin runs permaculture courses and I will be doing one in the first half of next year.
Fabulous Food Ferments who were sharing their knowledge about fermented foods. This is a subject that I am interested in learning more about.
Kin Kin Naturals was there and this was the first time we had meet in person. I am a big fan of the products he produces and although I receive no incentives to talk about his products I am happy to do so.
|A goat and cow blend soft cheese, vintage cheddar and brie|
|The most devine jam and Bunya Nuts in Liquer|
|Chocolate covered Blueberries, chilli sauce and nougat|
Next year I think I will plan to go for the weekend and plan to see more of the presentations. This year it was not an option but next year I will make sure I do not have any conflicting plans.
Have you been to any great local events lately?