When a friend told Doug Goebel that his homemade salt mix tasted amazing, he decided to turn commercial and start Native Oz Bushfoods. Now Doug and his wife Tracey have an Aboriginal family-owned and operated farm and retail outlet in Ropely in the Lockyer Valley. The produce for the Native Oz Bushlands products is sourced from 450 trees on their 16-hectare property, sustainably sourced from remote Aboriginal communities or local farmers. There are more than 12 handcrafted gourmet blends in the range, including jams, salt blends and sauces. Visit Native Oz for a tour, and after a smoking ceremony and acknowledgment to country, you’ll see the property and enjoy a bushfood-inspired morning tea. Products can be purchased direct from the farm or online. Ropely is a one-hour, 20-minute drive from Brisbane on the Warrego Highway. Add in an extra 10 minutes to take the scenic route through the Lockyer Valley and see Laidley and Rosewood.
Native Oz Bushfoods is launching Long Table evenings where guests will enjoy a spit roast using their flavourings. There’s a Didgeridoo-making masterclass coming soon too.
You’ll need to line up for that spit roast and share some mouth-watering images of roast meat over hot coals.
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