With over 150 years of farming history, fertile soils and higher rainfall, the Southern Forests region has a well-deserved reputation for producing the highest quality, great tasting food. Gourmet treats including chestnuts, cherries, ginseng, green tea, dairy products, beef, lamb, marron, perch, trout, smoked products and black truffles are now grown here.
The producers and farmers are the people who bring the rest of us wonderful fresh produce to enjoy. From apples to avocados, truffles to chestnuts, the Southern Forests bounty is produced by passionate farmers, vintners and growers who you may have the chance to meet.
Sophie Zalokar’s book Food of the Southern Forests introduces you to many of the regions amazing producers.