Tour a showcase and sampler

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey Visitor's Centre manager Gemma Longford and Daisy are looking forward to the inaugural Paddock to Plate lunch and tour.
Camera IconHarvey Visitor's Centre manager Gemma Longford and Daisy are looking forward to the inaugural Paddock to Plate lunch and tour. Credit: Harvey Reporter, Jacinta Cantatore

Harvey shire’s world-class produce will be brought to the fore this Saturday for a behind-the-scenes tour of working farms and businesses not usually open to the public.

The inaugural Paddock to Plate tour and luncheon will kick off at the Harvey Visitor Centre and take participants to Yambellup Estate, Jersey Boy Beef, Moojelup Estate and on a tour through Browne’s Dairy.

At the end of the tour the bus will return to Eden Grove for a lunch created with produce sourced solely from within the Shire of Harvey.

Harvey Visitor Centre manager and tour organiser Gemma Longford said the team was excited to be launching the luncheon tour, which they designed as a satellite event to the Harvey Harvest Festival in order to give locals and visitors “more bang for their buck” this weekend.

“We are looking forward to a really fun day out exploring our region,” Ms Longford said.

“We have some producers who have very kindly opened their front gate to let us see firsthand how they get our local produce from the paddock, shed, orchard or the field and onto our plates.”

Ms Longford said she had received overwhelming community support for the event with participants either opening their gates to visitors or supplying produce for the lunch.

“We’ve met with some amazing local farmers who are excited to be actively promoting their businesses

“The Harvey shire is world renowned for its high-quality fresh produce.

“We may take it for granted but many people who come to our region are so impressed with the high standards we set and this is a real opportunity to showcase that local produce to a wider community.”

For more details contact the Harvey Visitor Centre on 9729 1122 or info@harveytourism.com

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