Loving our local Tweed region produce
The Tweed region has been largely overlooked when it comes to local producers and lovely, fresh produce. But the locals know this region boasts myriad growers and food producers that provide world-class food products.
Lucky for us, top-class chefs are flocking to the region because they’ve realised the abundance of local producers with a whole range of tasty, fresh and healthy food products.
Support our local Tweed region producers
Supporting local producers has many benefits. Not only do you get to sample the region’s freshest produce but you’re also cutting down on your food miles. This means you’re helping the environment by cutting down on the enormous transport costs and emissions that trucking food around the country entails. (There’s, of course, a name for this: ‘locavore’.)
For you, the benefits are even greater. When buying from local producers, you’re getting your food as fresh as it can possibly be because it’s straight from the grower. You’re also not buying fresh fruits and vegetables that have been in cold storage for many months and are artificially ripened. Plus, the fresh produce that you buy will have less damage and a much better flavour.
Enjoy the paddock to plate experience
There are many local farmers and producers that offer the paddock to plate experience. Get ready for some fabulous food experiences by visiting some of these local Tweed producers.
Tweed Real Food ‒ 206 Warwick Park Road, Mooball
Enjoy fresh handcrafted award-winning seasonings and balsamic vinegar made by this fifth-generation Australian farming family. With tasty treats like Avo Smash Dukkah to Bourbon Maple Splash Balsamic vinegar, home cooking has never tasted so good.
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Tweed Valley Farmhouse Cheese ‒ 6091 Tweed Valley Way, Burringbar
Whether you’re looking for a light and tasty camembert or some delicious herb-infused feta for your next Greek salad, this local producer has it all. They even have an online store where you can shop from home and have it delivered to your door.
Kat Harvey Cheese ‒ Regent Building, Murwillumbah M-Arts Precinct
It’s no secret that the Tweed region has the perfect climate for producing some of the world’s best cheeses. You can sample a whole range of tantalising cheeses from cheese maker, Kat Harvey and other local cheese artisans.
Paddock To Plates ‒ 40 Blackwoods Road, Nobbys Creek
Nothing is better than tender, grass-fed veal and you can get it straight from the paddock from this local Tweed producer. The calves are naturally reared by their mothers and fed on natural green unfertilised pastures.
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Tweed Valley Beef & Tweed Valley Pork ‒ order from their website
The story behind this family-owned business is impressive. In the same family for 100 years, the farm employs some of the best environmental farming practices to produce quality beef and pork that is hormone free.
Local farmers markets for all your fresh produce
Apart from going straight to the farm, there’s no better place to get fresh, local produce than a farmers market. So arm yourself with a shopping list and basket and head to one of these markets in your area.
As with every activity in our region, please check the websites to see if the markets are open and that producers haven’t suffered irreparable damage from recent weather events.
Murwillumbah Farmers Market ‒ Murwillumbah Showground, Wednesdays 7 am to 11 am
This market for locavores focuses on local produce grown and sourced within a 60-kilometre radius. Not only can you meet and chat with the growers, but also you can enjoy some local entertainment.
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Duranbah Road Farmers Market ‒ Tropical Fruit World, Saturdays 8 am to 11 am
Held in the grounds of Tropical Fruit World, this market features local producers. Here you can find fresh fruits and vegetables, local seafood, organic meats, freshly-baked bread and even fresh pasta.
Tweed Artisan & Farmers Market ‒ Jack Evans Boat Harbour, first and third Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm
Not only can you buy all your fresh produce at this market, but also, you can enjoy locally grown coffee and a sumptuous breakfast while listening to local musicians.
Uki Farmers Market ‒ Uki Hall, Saturdays 8 am to 12:30 pm
This is the place for organic produce, freshly baked vegan sweets and even a collection of local hand-crafted gifts. While you’re in Uki, don’t forget to check out the local shops and cafés.
With all the local produce that the Tweed region has to offer, why not become a ‘locavore’ today and buy all your foods from local farmers, growers and artisans.