Eat Your Way Across our Region this Autumn!
Northern Rivers Food Presents the Inaugural Harvest Food Festival
April 21 – 24

Autumn is upon us and in the abundant food bowl of Northern Rivers region, Northern NSW we have plenty to celebrate – and harvest! For this reason Northern Rivers Food (NRF), a membership collective of growers, producers and food retailers, is proud to announce an exciting new festival– Harvest Food Festival.
The inaugural Harvest Food Festival kicks off April 21-24th 2016, promising a celebration of our abundant, fabulous local food & amazing food producers. 

From paddock to plate and seed to flower, the Harvest Food Festival will offer an opportunity to connect with local food producers and celebrate our abundant local food – Northern Rivers style.

Food lovers will be taken on a culinary journey across the region and NRF encourages people to attend at least one or all events this April – sample fresh and beautifully prepared food by renowned local chefs, hear how it is grown and pay homage to our much loved local food producers!

NRF Harvest Food Festival Committee Chair, Rebecca Zentveld, of Zentveld’s Coffee says “We purposely chose autumn for the festival, because it is when so much of our amazing produce is harvested – macadamias, pecans, vegies, bush foods, finger limes, early season citrus, custard apples, turmeric, ginger etc. – we really do have a lot to celebrate! This will be the first year for Harvest Food Festival and we look forward to growing the event each year to build as a key regional food festival, celebrating our northern rivers food.”

So what can people expect? Harvest Food Festival offers four glorious days of events covering our vast and beautiful Northern Rivers region in NSW, including an outstanding welcome dinner at 100 Mile Table, an epic food tour discovering local macadamia, native bush foods and coffee farms, a beautiful sunset dinner on the river at Ballina where you’ll learn how to shuck your own oysters while gaining insight from a marine biologist into our local, sustainable seafood industry and a fabulous Big Harvest Picnic celebration in the dramatic foothills of Mt Warning, at Mavis’s Kitchen. There really is something for everyone to celebrate and enjoy at our Harvest Food Festival.

All events are ticketed and places strictly limited – don’t miss out, book tickets now. For more information & to book tickets to all four events go to

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Photograph credits go to Kirra Pendergast, Byron Bay Photography.

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