AFTER a spectacular turnout to the Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail last weekend, Towri Sheep Cheeses is preparing to back it up with an open day at the Allenview sheep farm on Saturday.
Dallas Davidson, who runs the farm with her mother Carolyn, said sales of Towri cheese products and offerings from other Scenic Rim producers went so well that they would have to reorder before the open day.
"We'll be open from 10am until 3pm," she said.
"At 10am we will have a milking demonstration for $5 per person and then we'll have Rachel from Jasmine Urban Farm selling her plants.
"We'll have a coffee van and a fully stocked shop full of local produce."
Ms Davidson said visitors to the farm on open day would be asked to adhere to biosecurity regulations, with those recently returned from overseas asked to stay away.
These measures are in response to Indonesian foot and mouth disease outbreak causing much concern to Australian farmers. Ms Davidson said visitors to the open day event would be invited to build their own cheese platter from local produce.
"So you can select local produce from our shop, including local olives, lavosh and then choose what cheeses you'd like. You can borrow a board from us and you can sit in the garden, relax and pat the sheep," she said.
Lana Bissett from Flutterby Gourmet Creations will be serving up her signature hoggett pies using Towri Hoggett (sheep older than 12 months). Artisan workshopson offer include a silver jewellery making workshop presented by Janis Nicklas from Token Designs and Jasmine Urban Farm will be offering a worm farm workshop. Entry is free with activities ranging in price.
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