‘The food!’ must be one of the top things a traveller reflects upon after any adventure. Travel often offers a myriad of experiences for our tastebuds, good and bad. We discover entirely new foods and combinations we may not have previously thought possible.
In Australia we are blessed with a variety of wonderful cuisines from many different cultures (Italian on Melbourne’s infamous Lygon Street anyone?), however, recently we’ve become pretty interested in what is actually growing in our own backyard.
Across Australia there has been a shift in focus on eating organic and seasonal produce – the ‘organics’ industry is growing by 15% every year – and all food lovers can make the most of this during their next holiday park stay.
On a recent trip to Northern NSW we were blown away by the flavours of the fresh produce on offer from farmers and cafes; the fresh organic strawberries, ‘superfood’ salads and even organic pies. Our inner child lit up (cue; the look on a child’s face upon their first bite of an Australian mango come summer)
Our holiday parks are perfectly positioned for you to experience this food lovers wonderland taking shape in northern NSW. Here are some of the top go-to locations whether you may be dining out (many cafes are following the organic food trend) or adding some fresh seasonal produce to your next family campsite cook up.
But firstly what is ‘organic’ food?
Organic produce is grown without the use of pesticides, genetic modification, radiation or synthetic fertilisers. For meat and dairy products organic certification also ensures that animals are not fed antibiotics or growth hormones.
Why buy ‘organic’?
Choosing organic food impacts both ones personal health and the planet. Organic food is said to be more nutritious, tasty, better for your body as it is free from harmful chemicals and more sustainable (gentler on the environment).
The Farmers Patch
38 Lake Street, Forster
Brunswick Heads Health foods
2/20 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads
Mullumbimby Farmers Market (Every Friday)
Mullumbimby Showground, 51 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby
Byron bay farmers Market (Every Thursday)
Butler St, Byron Bay NSW
Yamba farmers and growers market (Every Wednesday)
Whiting Beach Car Park, Yamba
Munch Crunch Organics (delivery available)
1/16 Brigantine St, Byron Bay
105 Jonson St, Byron Bay
61 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Byron Gormet Pies
2 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay
6/142 Lismore - Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay NSW
11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW
NB: Not all of the above cafes are entirely organic but source organic local produce where possible.
We hope you appreciate the incredible produce from local Aussie farmers are bringing to locations near our holiday parks. Please share your own great food finds with our community on facebook (link)
Pictures: Yamba markets, Fundies Byron, The Farm Byron.
This blog post provided by: Ballina Central