Tastes of Coalstoun Lakes a treat for visitors to the area
IT WAS a paddock to plate experience for those aboard the Tastes of Coalstoun Lakes tour as part of the second Heartland Festival.
Organised by the Coalstoun Lakes Development Group visitors experienced the taste sensations from the beautiful red fertile soil of the area.
Organiser Sarah Seabrook sourced all the food from within a 200km radius.
“We have supported our local businesses,” she said.
“It is bloody hard to be a farmer.
“If we got water to the region we could grow anything.”
Coalstoun Lakes Water Group president Garry Seabrook said his visions change day to day about just what the valley could achieve.
“On Sunday we showcased what can be done,” he said.
“I believe we achieved what we set out to do.”
Mr Seabrook said everyone needed to be commended.
“It’s awesome how everyone pulled and worked together to put on the day,” he said.
Farmers, mostly third and fourth generation, outlined the history of their farms.
For Ben Rackemann, returning back to the family farm a couple of years ago was not a decision taken lightly as he and wife Stephanie both had secure jobs.
“It was something I always wanted to do,” he said.
At Kerry and Helen Dove’s property visitors were able to watch the peanut thresher operating and a dip demo using avocado by Kerry.
At By-Mingo Droughtmaster Stud, run by Don and Robyn Roberton, visitors got the opportunity to guess the weight of Tanker, a 955kg beast raised from a calf
ON SHOW: Kerry Dove welcomes visitors to his property during the Tastes of Coalstoun Lakes tour on Sunday.