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Enjoy locally grown produce at Food and Wine Festival

Publish Date: 07/03/2017

Eating locally grown and produced food is a highlight of the Sun Country on the Murray Food and Wine Festival later this month.

Four local chefs have been tasked with creating a menu using a mystery box of local ingredients for events during the Food and Wine Festival.

In the lead up to the Festival, the chefs from across the Sun Country on the Murray region were presented the hampers and set the challenge.

Moira Shire Mayor Cr Gary Cleveland said local produce was fresher, had low food miles and was, above all, delicious.

“We have some magnificent local produce that is grown and produced right here in Sun Country on the Murray – from cheese and garlic through to meat and vegetables we a bit of everything,” Mayor Cleveland said.

“Wherever you travel around the Sun Country on the Murray region, there is quality food and wine on offer.

“I am looking forward to tasting some of the creations from our very talented local chefs.”

Cr Cleveland said Murray Regional Tourism is working hard to promote the Murray region as a premier food and wine destination.

“Research has shown that visitors want to learn about what they eating – from the paddock to the plate.”

Businesses receiving a hamper and hosting events using the provided ingredients are the Naked Tree in Yarrawonga, The Cobram Hotel, The Butler’s Pantry Numurkah and Monichino Wines.

This builds on the success of the Farm Gate Trail promotion where visitors can experience working farms and taste locally made produce.

The Sun Country Food and Wine Festival runs from Friday 31 March to Sunday 9 April. More information or bookings on 1800 062 260 or ww.suncountryonthemurray.com.au.

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