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Cooloola Farmers Trail

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There are plenty of reasons why you should support our ‘Slow Food Community’ of farmers in the Hinterland, explains Carlie Wacker.

Just north of Noosa and east of Gympie in the Cooloola hinterland, there is a small vibrant farming community. Twice yearly this small community showcases their farms and offerings with the ‘Cooloola Farmers Trail’. This bi-annual event has been running since 2017 and gives you the opportunity to meet growers and producers from the Cooloola region and learn where exactly their food comes from and how it’s grown. 

The TWO-DAY ‘Cooloola Farmers Trail’is on; Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd May 2021, offering an exclusive look behind the scenes into the Gympie region. 

It is a time when the region comes alive with fresh produce, all-ages entertainment, activities, market stalls and educational activities. 

It’s best described as a fusion of an Artisan Market Crawl, gently balanced with an educational element for community farming.

With so many farms participating, there is something for everyone. From coffee, strawberries, lemon myrtle, macadamia, coffee beans, tropical fruit and nursery each farm will provide a unique experience. Starting at Kin Kin each farm is within a 5–10-minute drive of each other and will take you north to Goomborian.

This fantastic community of farmers have recently been accredited with the Slow Food stamp of approval and are now recognised as a ‘Slow Food Community’.

Get your gumboots on and join the festival of farms!’


• Noosa Black Coffee plantation

• Broadmeadows Farm

• Cooloola Berries 

• Purity Essential Oils

• Lindols Macadamias

•Rossmount Nursery and Rural Retreat

• Biofields Organic

About the Author /

Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor and Editor for Hello Sunshine Magazine. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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