Food festival produces the goods

FOOD lovers are in luck with planning under way for Corangamite Shire’s premier food event.

The Corangamite Foodies’ Feast will return to Camperdown on Friday, March 14.

Prepared by chefs from the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery, the banquet-style menu will feature seasonal produce from Koallah Farm, Apostle Whey Cheese, L’Artisan and Schulz Organic. Local beer, wine and cider will complement the menu.

The event, now in its third year, is the regional umbrella event of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Next year’s festival theme will be all things water and the Foodies’ Feast will link into this theme by recognising the importance of reliable rainfall to growing quality local produce.

Mayor Chris O’Connor said the Foodies’ Feast was a great opportunity to celebrate the emerging food industry in Corangamite.

“Supporting our local producers is one of the aims of this council and the Foodies’ Feast is an ideal way for guests to sample food and wine fresh from the Corangamite hinterland,” he said.

Cr O’Connor said agriculture continued to be the shire’s largest employer and there were local examples of farms diversifying their product to supply new markets and ensure a strong future.

The event will be held in the function centre at the Leura Oval and tickets are on sale now from Corangamite Shire.

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