ON TOUR: South Burnett food business representatives will get a tour of the Noosa Farmer's markets.
ON TOUR: South Burnett food business representatives will get a tour of the Noosa Farmer's markets. Rob Wright

South Burnett foodies study tour

SOUTH Burnett food businesses are invited to go on a study tour to the Noosa Farmers' Market and Farmer and Sun Gympie this weekend.

Participants will join Business South Burnett on the tour on Sunday, February 24.

They will be exposed to a highly successful slow food market which attracts 8000 to 10,000 visitors weekly.

Mayor Keith Campbell said the study tour would provide a fantastic opportunity.

"The future of food within the South Burnett is an exciting one,” he said.

"This trip will create a great environment to begin collaboration and food trail discussions amongst the South Burnett food network.”

This tour will take a tour of the Noosa Farmers' Market and hear from Shane Stanley on how to get produce into the exclusive Sunshine Coast market.

The study tour will then head to Gympie to hear the Waugh family's story on how they managed a successful transition from farmers to retail and cafe operations, while continuing to showcase their own and other local produce.

The bus will leave the Hidden Gold homestead at 4.40am with networking and presentations along the way to add further value to the day's activities.

The study tour will be free, but all meals and other purchases will be at the expense of the participants.

To book a seat on the bus contact the South Burnett Regional Council economic officer on 4189 9100 or kboard@southburnett.qld.gov.au by noon on Friday, February 22.

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