All palates are catered for at this year’s Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, with a range of delicious food, wine and cider on offer. Treat your tastebuds to flavours from right across the state at the expo’s three bustling food courts and bar.
Visitors can sample Prickly Moses handcrafted beers made from pure Otway rainwater and be tempted to taste the company’s selection of Forbidden Fruit ciders.
“I’m taking a caravan so I’ll be able to do some tasting off tap,” Prickly Moses off-site events coordinator Rosie Heaton-Harris said.
Brown Brothers, with a rich history in handcrafting wines since 1889, will focus on Moscato, Prosecco and the award-winning Tasmanian range, which includes the Pirie Sparkling. Brown Brothers’ Mark Hopps said for something different this year he would be bringing a cellar-door release Tempranillo Graciano blend. “Brown Brothers Grapetree Cider will also be available in two flavours; berry and original,” he said.
Long-time exhibitor Kensal Wines will continue to surprise with the selection of flavours on offer, along with Red Duck Brewery, Callipary Wines (trading as Ned Kelly Red) and more.
Grab a delectable treat and put your feet up under the huge shady oak tree in Food Court One where you will be entertained by the groovy sounds of Eb ‘n’ Flo and their diddly bow.
Learn a thing or two in Food Court Two, where Bob the Butcher and chef Adrian in the Country Kitchen will share their inside knowledge on creating delicious meals.
Event co-ordinator Liz Connick said it was a great idea to grab a cold beer from Red Duck Brewery and sit back and watch the pair’s demonstrations. “Bob the Butcher loves sharing his knowledge of meat preparation and presents family favourites as well as alternative meats such as kangaroo, hare and quail,” she said.
“Adrian our resident Country Kitchen chef teams up with Bob to then turn his cuts of meat into a gourmet creation.”
Take a rest at the back of the expo in Food Court Three, where Folk with Poke will entertain with their folk and blues performance.
New to Seymour Alternative Farming Expo this year is the Alternative Learning Hub where you can learn a new skill with artisan cheese, yoghurt and sour dough bread making, learn the art of successful beer brewing and Karen from Edible Eden will teach you how to create a permaculture garden.
Ms Connick said the expo was a full-day experience so visitors should try and fit as much in as possible. “I recommend visitors plan their experience at this year’s expo from the information in the event guide or on the website so you don’t miss anything,” she said.
Celebrating its 25 Anniversary – explore, experience, expo!
Seymour Alternative Farming Expo is a unique farming expo with something for everyone. It’s the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere and attracts up to 500 exhibitors and more than 20,000 visitors over three days.
Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.
See you in Seymour on February 17- 19!