Source & Eat Local Trail

Pick ripe berries in a strawberry field, pluck perfect apples straight from the tree or dig in rich, dark soil for truffles. You’ll find all these experiences and more on the Southern Queensland Country Source and Eat Local Trail.

You could meet a farmer at his gate to buy freshly picked leaves or find them at a real farmers market. See and taste the season’s finest produce where it is grown and enjoy the rhythm of nature at its best. Source and Eat Local is all about finding the best produce Southern Country Queensland has to offer. Hop in your car now and start sourcing!


Gleneden Farm, Maryvale - Know your farmer, know your food

Want to milk a cow, watch cheese being made or learn blacksmithing? At Gleneden Farm, you can do all of that, plus camp! Nestled in a valley under Cunninghams Gap near Maryvale, Gleneden Farm is owned by the Morris family. Rohan and Fiona and their children Eden and Jethro run a small-scale, ethically managed, mixed organic farm using regenerative farming practices and methods. All their animals ... Learn more
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Australian Organic Farmers, Carpendale - It’s all organic!

Born from a passion to share organic produce with others, Australian Organic Farmers is an organic farm and shop at Carpendale in the Lockyer Valley. Owner of Australian Organic Farmers and Lockyer Valley Organics, grower Anthony Bauer is a 5th generation farmer. His family first established farming land in the Lockyer Valley in 1885. Australian Organic Farmers is a network of organic growers who ... Learn more

Eastern Colour Farm, Applethorpe - Pick your own apples and strawberries

At Eastern Colour Farm, the Baronio family invite visitors to pick their own strawberries and apples once a month in season. The family has been in the Stanthorpe district since the 1930s, and John and Louisa’s sons Stephen and Nathan run the Applethorpe farm, which has been in the family since the 1970s. They produce five well-loved Aussie red and green apple varieties known for being crisp, ... Learn more

My Local Market Plainland

Country and city mingle at this monthly, dog-friendly market on the third Sunday of each month at Porters Plainland Hotel, run by Chantel Jackson since 2018. Open from 7 am, the market is focused on locally made, grown, created, and handmade products. There is free children’s face painting, giant lawn games, and sessional pony rides. Enjoy fresh farm produce from growers such as Tallegalla Fresh ... Learn more

The Folly Truffles, Ballandean - Taste Queensland’s first black truffles

Crisp winter nights, morning frosts and hot, dry summers have proved perfect growing conditions for Queensland’s first French black Perigord truffles at The Folly Truffles in Ballandean on the Granite Belt. Family-owned and run, Folly Truffles has 450 French oak trees where the truffles (edible fungi) can grow. It took a lot of attention to detail using the latest research and best practice ... Learn more
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Leven K Lavender, Inglewood - The taste of lavender!

Did you know that lavender is fabulous flavour to use with citrus and chocolate in your cooking? Leven K Lavender has 3000 lavender plants at Inglewood, a three-hour drive from Brisbane via Warwick or three and a half hours via Toowoomba. Owners Kellie and Matthew open via appointment during the lavender season and on open days when visitors can wander through the lavender rows and enjoy morning ... Learn more

Bannock Brae, Meringandan - Beef direct from the farm

The Bannock Brae story started five generations ago when Keiren Luck’s great-great-grandfather William Willis settled his family at Meringandan, just outside Toowoomba. Fast forward over 100 years to discover a new level in paddock to plate. Keiren and Andrea Luck grow their own beef and lamb and source pork from a neighbour. They have opened their own fully accredited butcher farm shop, Bannock ... Learn more

Native Oz Bushfoods, Ropely - Bushfood inspired flavours

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 ... Learn more

Condabilla Fish, Chinchilla - Try farm-fresh Murray Cod

Seafood connoisseurs are so impressed by the Murray Cod produced at Condabilla Fish they describe them as the wagyu of the sea. From sashimi through to open coals, versatile Murray cod fillets have exquisite taste and amazing texture. Located southwest of Chinchilla, Condabilla Fish is one of Australia’s most sustainable aquaculture enterprises. The operation was established by Rob and Tamara ... Learn more

Jamworks, Glen Aplin - Jamming on the Granite Belt

With over 80 gourmet products on their shelves, Christine and Stephanie at Jamworks, Glen Aplin, just 11 minutes south of Stanthorpe on the New England Highway, are sure to stock something to tickle your tastebuds. Sourcing from the local district, they turn seasonal Granite Belt produce into gourmet treats. All handmade in small batches, these jams, relishes, pickles, pastes, sauces, jellies, ... Learn more

Toowoomba Farmers Market

Every week local farmers gather under the windmills at Cobb and Co Museum in Toowoomba for the Saturday market. Pick up a freshly brewed coffee and browse the stalls that include local and seasonal produce, local meat, handmade bread, artisan baking, pasta, jams, salts, honey, eggs and locally grown herbs and salad items. You are buying directly from the farmers and local food artisans, so talk ... Learn more
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Granite Belt Farmers Markets, Granite Belt

Bring a basket and stock up on premium Granite Belt produce at this Saturday Market undercover at the Stanthorpe Railways Station. Some of the extra finds here include essential oils and natural skin care products by Rickard’s Remedy, beautiful fresh flowers from New View Farmers, Yukon Rhizomes from Nutrition Farms ready for planting, local honey from Rockbrae Farm, Chef Drews Blues blueberries ... Learn more

Awassi Cheesery, Grantham - Nose to tail sheep farm

Discover Australia’s only sheep’s milk ice cream (flavours include rum and raisin, fig and ginger, liquorice allsorts, and hokey pokey), cheese platters, and so much more at Awassi Cheesery. Located at Grantham, about an hour and a half drive from Brisbane via the Warrego Highway or just half an hour from Toowoomba, this farm is self-contained. Everything grown on the farm, from lambs to ... Learn more

Stanthorpe Cheese, Thulimbah - Cheese, please

Australia’s highest cheese shop, Stanthorpe Cheese, is 925 metres above sea level on the Granite Belt. New owners Julie and Wayne Hope use locally sourced milk and hand-make their cheese range onsite. The tasting room offers a daily selection of cheeses at peak perfection for sampling before selection. There’s also a range of local produce, including chutneys and relishes, vinegar, juices, cheese ... Learn more

9 Dorf Farm, Lilydale - Taste the difference with sustainable farming

Fifth-generation Lockyer Valley farmers David and Bronwyn Neuendorf at 9 Dorf are passionate about sustainable farming, working with and improving the environment, and producing ethically raised animals. The family has been in the fertile Lockyer Valley since 1918. They produce pasture-raised poultry with eggs and meat chickens for sale, pasture-raised beef and pork, and have aquaculture tanks ... Learn more

The Truffle Discovery Centre, The Summit - Discovering truffles

Located at The Summit on the Granite Belt, The Truffle Discovery Centre focuses on everything about truffles with talks, information, products and tastings, a gourmet product range and interactive exhibits. Entry to the centre is free, and you can buy frozen truffles all year round and fresh truffles during winter there. Talk with the grower and find out how truffles grow, what makes them so ... Learn more

Coolmunda Olives, Inglewood - Pizzas or platters in the olive grove

Treading lightly on the environment, three generations of the Owen family have built Coolmunda Olives into an organic farm with 5000 hand-picked trees. Colin and Gesine Owen run the 40-hectare property with help from daughter Katie and the grandkids. You’ll also see Dorper sheep roaming through the groves on weed control duty. The grove enjoys scorching summers and frosty winters making it a ... Learn more
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Sutton’s Juice Factory and Cidery, Thulimbah - All about apples

From apple pie to apple soap, it’s all about apples at Ros and David Sutton’s Sutton’s Juice Factory and Cider, which was established at Thulimbah in 1994. After expanding the orchard, they added a café to showcase everything about apples. The Shed Cafe offers a range of simple, honest farmhouse-style food made using seasonal and local produce and a range of products. It makes a great stop for ... Learn more

Ghost Gully produce, Gatton - Fresh from the farm

Ghost Gully Produce’s Salad Shed is a giant-sized roadside fresh veggie stall in Gatton. It’s the perfect place to stock up on pesticide-free, hand-picked, packed leaves, herbs and flowers. Plus, you never know what else, like their amazing pesto, you might find in the Salad Shed fridge. Family-owned and operated by Kym and Gary Samuelson, Ghost Gully is a hydroponic lettuce and herb farm in the ... Learn more

Charleys Creek Wagyu and Camping, Chinchilla - Melt in your mouth wagyu

Discover some of Australia’s best wagyu beef at Charleys Creek Meats at Clover Hill Ranch run by Steven and Ursula Keating. Located on the doorstep of Chinchilla, visitors can camp, fish, kayak or go bush walking and bird watching here. You don’t have to be a camper to experience a Charleys Creek Friday night Wagyu BBQ held every Friday night. Just book ahead for the three-and-a-half-hour ... Learn more

Ashbern Farm, Stanthorpe - Let’s go strawberry hunting!

Hunt the strawberry patches at family-run Ashbern Farm during the picking season from October to May. Fill your punnet and pay by weight. This working strawberry farm has a café where you’ll find the most delicious strawberry products, including strawberry jam and strawberry ice cream. Book ahead, and you can enjoy a farm tour and Devonshire tea. Apart from eating plenty of strawberries, children ... Learn more

Mulgowie Farmers Market, Mulgowie

For fresh Lockyer Valley produce, straight from the farmer, head to the Mulgowie Farmers Market on the first Saturday of every month from 8 am. You’ll also find fresh food and homemade gifts at this pet-friendly, make-or-grow market. When you finish shopping, sit under the sprawling tree to enjoy coffee or a breakfast burger and continue with lunch afterwards at the Mulgowie Pub. Mulgowie is just ... Learn more

Nicoletti Orchards, Pozieres - An apple a day

Guido and Anna Nicoletti started growing apples in Pozieres, 20 minutes north of Stanthorpe, in the 1950s. Three generations later, the farm is now run by Daniel Nicoletti and his wife Toni. Nicoletti Orchards open their farm gates for seasonal guided tours, tastings in the apple orchid and cherry picking. Check their Facebook page for the latest details. Pozieres is a 2-hour 30-minute drive from ... Learn more

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