Show­cas­ing our cit­rus

Central and North Burnett Times - - THE FENCE POST -

THE North Burnett based groupWe Heart Cit­rus took the cit­rus from around the area and pro­moted it at the Bund­aberg Win­ter feast week­end as an ex­ten­sion of the Heart­land Fes­ti­val.

Judy Sk­il­ton of Ban Ban Or­chards was one of the pri­mary pro­duc­ers who went to theWin­ter­feast mar­ket and said the chance to spread the ex­po­sure of North Burnett cit­rus was al­ways a wel­come one.

“I think it was a good idea to tag along with the Win­ter­feast to get our cit­rus out to the Bund­aberg re­gion too, the more peo­ple we can get to visit the North Burnett the bet­ter it will be,” Mrs Sk­il­ton said.

“Things like the car­a­van tourism or peo­ple on day trips form the coast, the more peo­ple we can get to ex­pe­ri­ence our pro­duce and ev­ery­thing else on of­fer out here the bet­ter.”

TheWe Heart Cit­rus Group was there to pro­mote all pro­duce in the North Burnett rather than any of their in­di­vid­ual or­chards.

Mrs Sk­il­ton said her first im­pres­sions from the cus­tomers were promis­ing.

“Those cus­tomers that have ex­pe­ri­enced North Burnett cit­rus in the past were re­ally pleased to dis­cover the fruit we had was from here,” Mrs Sk­il­ton said.

“It was a great way to pro­mote the cit­rus to a greater mar­ket.”

The day as a whole was deemed a suc­cess for what it aimed to achieve.

“We had a great day on Satur­day, we took about two tonnes of fruit with us and we sold out of all the dif­fer­ent lines we had,” Mrs Sk­il­ton said.

“It was a very suc­cess­ful day, we weren’t pro­mot­ing our brands specif­i­cally but in­stead all of the North Burnett fruit and was a great chance to talk di­rectly to the consumer.”

So far this sea­son Mrs Sk­il­ton said the fruit was once again do­ing the North Burnett’s agri­cul­tural rep­u­ta­tion jus­tice

“We have had good vol­umes of fruit picked this sea­son and it’s tast­ing great, that is the main thing,” Mrs Sk­il­ton said.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

SHOW­CAS­ING CIT­RUS: The We Heart Cit­rus mar­ket stall at the Bund­aberg Win­ter­feast.

Rachael Lyons, Narelle Em­mer­ton and Judy Sk­il­ton at the Win­ter­feast mar­kets.

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