Food Trail opportunity for three businesses

ABOVE: The things you see at the farmgate on Hogarth Range. Photo: Susanna Freymark

Three food businesses in Richmond Valley will be chosen to be part of a special support program to help them get back on their feet after covid lockdowns and the floods.

The three selected businesses will participate in this year’s Northern Rivers Harvest Food Trail on May 6-7.

The Harvest Food Trail gives visitors and locals the chance to jump in their car and visit some of the region’s best farms, distilleries, breweries and restaurants.

With industry support from Northern Rivers Food, the council will give three local businesses the chance to open their doors for the food trail.

Council’s community connection manager Sharon Davidson said the past few years had been incredibly challenging for farmers.

“Our region’s producers faced drought and devastating fires, which led straight into a global pandemic, and then flooding,” Ms Davidson said.

The Harvest Food Trail will showcase the talent we have here in the Richmond Valley, she said.

The chosen businesses will receive a one-year membership of Northern Rivers Food and free participation in the 2023 Harvest Food Trail with support in promotion and planning from both Northern Rivers Food and Richmond Valley Council.

The program is open to an assessment process and interested businesses can contact Lorissa Phelan, communications and festival coordinator at Northern Rivers Food, on or phone 0409 028 153.

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