TOMMERUP'S and Destination Scenic Rim is taking steps towards bushfire recovery by following up on their #buyfromthebush event at Christmas.
After the region was deeply impacted by drought and bushfires, the group said it hoped to showcase what the Scenic Rim has to offer and encourage city folk to come out and support their country cousins.
The Autumn #buyfromthebush Market will take place on Sunday, March 1 from 9am-1pm.
Kay Tommerup from Tommerup's Dairy Farm reminded people that despite the recent (and very welcome) rain, the Scenic Rim is an area that still needs support.
"After the terrible bushfires over spring and summer impacting a lot of our country (including the Scenic Rim) and the ongoing drought we're facing, it's fantastic to see initiatives like Buy From The Bush, Empty Esky and Holiday Here This Year pushing people to visit the areas who have been impacted," she said.
"We were blown away by the response to our first #buyfromthebush Market in December, where hundreds of people from Brisbane and surrounds came to visit and do their Christmas shopping.
"It really lifted everyone's spirits and was a much needed boost in the lead-up to an otherwise quiet summer for many businesses in the Scenic Rim.
"We want to welcome those visitors back and encourage others who may not realise that we're on their doorstep to come and do their shopping here, get to know your farmer, shop local and spend some quality time in the Scenic Rim with family and friends."
Ms Tommerup said there would be a range of businesses hosting stalls at the markets, including:
- Running Creek Beef
- Brent Randall Photography
- Chutneys and relishes from Kooroomba Gully
- Luxurious and locally inspired soaps from Coco & Myrtle
- Fresh produce from Kengoon Farming (the fresh corn sold out in the first 30 minutes at the last markets
- Wines from O'Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyard
- Moshki, El Kasmore Alpacas products
- Tommerup's Dairy Farm's creamery products including their ice creams, butter and crème fraiche.
Tommerup's will also be opening up their sixth generation dairy farm to guests, allowing visitors to meet their farm animals and even get the perfect selfie with their photogenic calves, pigs and chooks.