CELEBRATE THE WEIRD, WONDERFUL AND TRULY DELICIOUS
It’s roughly the size of a grape, tastes like a cucumber and looks exactly like a miniature watermelon. The “cucamelon” is nothing short of quirky.
The fruit grows in the rich soils of The Falls Farm, a family-run property in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Mapleton.
The farm will take part in The Curated Plate’s Destination Series.
It is an extended program featuring 35 local food and destination-led experiences.
It will invite food lovers on August 11 to taste their special produce such as the cucamelon, cranberry hibiscus leaves and tamarillos.
The Sunshine Coast is home to some
weird, wonderful and truly delicious produce that will be showcased throughout The Curated Plate.
Another fruit to rival the cucamelon is the feijoa.
It is a South American fruit with fragrant smooth skin and a creamy jelly centre which grows in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Hinterland Feijoas, based in Belli Park, is Australia’s first organic feijoa farm.
You can try the fruit yourself at the Feijoa Fiesta event on August 11, where the canapes, grazing table and dessert will all celebrate the feijoa.
For something really different, why not try camel milk at Qcamel farm’s Camels and Canapes event. It will be held in conjunction with Hum Honey on August 10.
Camel milk has been used for centuries and is heralded for its nutritious and medicinal properties.
At Qcamel, they use it to make mango and honey yoghurt smoothies and even camel milk chocolate.
What can be better than a cuddle with a camel? Camel milk-based canapes, of course.
The Curated Plate will be happening all over the Sunshine Coast from August 5-18.