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A Celebration of Local Produce

Join us at Melrose Station, Killarney on the 22nd March 2014 for a culinary event to celebrate the amazing array of fresh, seasonal produce from our own backyard, the Southern Downs region. Organised by Killarney local and Brisbane based chef Jocelyn Hancock and local restaurateur Bev Ruskey this is a not to be missed lunch featuring only locally produced meat and produce and will be peppered with educational presentations by our growers, featuring Alison Alexander.

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Ballandean Vineyard

The Local Fare

Beef, Potatoes, Bread, Pumpkins, Apples, Citrus and award winning wines the Southern Downs has it all. Meet our local producers and discover what deliciousness they will be contributing to this event.

Meet our Local Producers
Bev Ruskey & Jocelyn Hancock - Chefs

The Meal

Jocelyn Hancock, Patron Chef of Alfred & Constance in Brisbane and Bev Ruskey, Spring Creek Mountain Café are passionate about whole foods, sustainable farming and seasonal cooking. Using the seasonal ingredients as their inspiration, the menu will be a surprise depending on what produce is standout on the day.

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The Inspiration

Connecting with the land and the people who’s hearts and livelihoods are enhanced by what they produce is a rare opportunity.  Taste ingredients that will inspire you to question where your food comes from and what delicious meals you can create using seasonal produce.  Be entertained and educated by local growers so you can take part of the Southern Downs home with you.

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The Southern Downs, Queensland

Southern Downs, Queensland

There’s a lot to savour on the Southern Downs and endless opportunities to experience our authentic country way of life.

Immerse yourself in the history and charm of one of Queensland’s earliest settlements.  Heritage buildings and distinctive streetscapes are the hallmark of the towns and villages of this region.

Lose the stress of life and escape to places of quiet beauty.  Explore the natural wonders of the National Parks, cool down in the region’s waterways and play in the great outdoors.  Enjoy leisurely drives through a stunning and ever-changing landscape, season by glorious season.

Your visit to the Southern Downs is a chance to discover genuine country hospitality and reconnect with family and friends, often in the midst of unique and vibrant events.

Warwick is a scenic two hour drive from Brisbane, one hour from Toowoomba and three hours from the Gold Coast.

This is life as it ought to be.

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