Discover Farming Festival aims at bridging gap between town and country with farm tour schedule
Running off the back of the success of its inaugural year in 2018, the second annual Discover Farming Festival is set to kick off in less than five weeks and farm tours and agricultural experiences are one of the main drawcards to the region.
Available on the second, third and fourth weekends in May, there is no shortage of on-farm and agricultural experiences designed to give the general population insight into farming life and sate the curious minds of those who want to know where their food and clothing comes from.
Starting on the second Saturday in May, join some of our local producers on one of two tours running to the picturesque Inglewood, located one hour East of Goondiwindi and one of Queensland’s most productive food growing regions.
Meet your tour guide at the Inglewood Tobacco Museum bright and early and experience some of Inglewood’s rich history, before taking a guided tour through the Qualipac vegetable packing sheds and travelling to Woodspring Sprout Fed Beef for a farm tour and delicious lunch with locally grown produce. If being an early bird isn’t your style join us for the afternoon tour. Starting at the Inglewood Tobacco Museum, travel to Coolmunda Organic Olives and enjoy an afternoon of taste testing, before finishing up at Homebush Farms for a shearing demonstration and dinner overlooking Coolmunda Dam.
If you can’t make it the second weekend in May, join us the following Sunday, 19thMay, where we offer two more opportunities to discover Inglewood.
Both morning tours, meet your guides and groups at the Inglewood Tobacco Museum and have a look around before the two groups go their separate ways. Join tour one in visiting the Yarranbrook Feedlot and learn what all the fuss is about or tour two in taking a journey through Whetstone Sheep Farm and Macintyre Brook Olive Oil before meeting up again at award winning Leven K Lavender Farm for a guided tour, a browse through the Farm Shop and lunch of scrumptious oven baked pizza using only local produce.
The fun doesn’t stop there, we’ve left the best for last, meet some of our regions most progressive local producers on the Billa Billa farm tour, running on the last weekend in May. Meet you tour guide outside the Goondiwindi Customs House at 8:30am on the last Saturday in May, before hopping on the bus, taking a quick history lap of Goondiwindi town and travelling to Carpendale Commodities. Sit down for a bite of morning tea before taking a walk around the grain holding facilities, watch some machinery in action and even get chance to sit behind the wheel and harvest some of your own Sorghum crop! Next, watch a shearing demonstration, run some sheep through the yards and watch some working Kelpies in action before sitting down for a delicious lunch of some homegrown saltbush lamb at Karbullah Poll Merinos. Lastly, before heading back to town for a night of fun, visit Farleigh Downs for a run down on the cattle industry, watch some cattle moving through the yards and get up close and personal with some poddy calves.
Discover Farming is all about providing real life farming experiences. Witness a live cattle sale and sit down for a traditional cattleman’s smoko at the Boggabilla Saleyards on the 10th May, take a self-drive tour to Yelarbon on the 26th to watch some of our farmers in action or take one of our weekly Goondiwindi Cotton Farm and Town Tours to a working cotton farm and gin.
The fun doesn’t stop. To book any of our on-farm tours and ag experiences, visit our website at www.discoverfarming.com.au and for more information on any event please contact the Discover Farming crew at firstname.lastname@example.org.