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BIG Rosella Festival 2019 – a unique farm experience

Now in its 4th year, this is a one of a kind farm day experience in the Gympie region and a chance to support local farmers.

There are over 3,000 Rosella trees planted this season and in May the mature bushes will be loaded with the deep red rosella fruits.

They also planted other crops ready for picking such as gourmet tomatoes, cape gooseberry, eggplant, chillies, snake beans, okra, cassava, red bora beans, tomatillos, choi sum, gailann, coriander, borlotti beans, butter beans and more.

The guest chefs will create delicious dishes showcasing the well-loved rosella and other homegrown produce. This year’s line up includes:

JASON FORD – Food Ambassador of South Burnett Region
JAMES BARNDEN – local head chef from

Plus their very own cook CC Diaz-Petersen will be up on stage sharing her own twist to home cooking.

Celebrating all things rosella, there will be farm tours, cooking demos and some fun games involving Rosellas.

There will be a huge display of CC’S Kitchen fine food products including over 25 Rosella related products and fresh produce. CC will prepare an array of homemade food available to purchase on the day.

There’s even free face painting for the kids too.

The BIG Rosella Festival will be supporting the local Gootchie CWA ladies in raising funds for their project by selling raffle tickets. Better still the ladies will be making scones and jam drops.

When: Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Where: Petersens Farm, 2 Reilly Rd, Woolooga, QLD 4570


Entry Fee $5 and kids under 12 Free.

This is a NO smoking and NO dog, family friendly event.

Remember to wear comfortable shoes and a hat.

Enquiries: Call CC on 0411 624 648

If you are to organize a bus please make sure you pre book your tickets and parking.

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Published in Friday, May 3rd, 2019, at 2:08 am, and filed under Gympie Region, What's On.

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