Show­ing re­gion’s best on Taste Trail

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Horowhenua’s suc­cess­ful Taste Trail is gear­ing up for an­other busy event on Satur­day 28 Novem­ber so mark it on the cal­en­dar or di­ary now. The Taste Trail is into its third year and it prom­ises to be an­other fan­tas­tic day out with some new pro­duc­ers to visit.

The Baked Dane and The Ul­ti­mate Egg are new to the trail and join Ge­noese Pesto, Thor­ough­bread Foods, Turk’s free range chicken, Wood­haven Gar­dens, Lewis As­para­gus and Straw­berry Farm, Woody's Free Range Pork, Levin Eel Trad­ing and Ba­grie Dairy Farm.

At each stop you will ex­pe­ri­ence how their food prod­ucts are made, pro­cessed and pack­aged — of­ten for im­por­tant in­ter­na­tional mar­kets. It helps gives a real un­der­stand­ing of pad­dock to plate, or fac­tory to su­per­mar­ket.

It's a mas­sive com­mit­ment to be a part of the trail and takes many months of prepa­ra­tion.

If you want to ex­tend the ex­pe­ri­ence there’s also a num­ber of side events or­gan­ised. These in­clude a Chef’s Talk with An­nebelle White, Horowhenua Long-Ta­ble Din­ner, Lewis Farms Cham­pagne Break­fast and many more.

Grab your tick­ets from www.taste­trail.co.nz, and it’s fun get­ting a car load of mates to­gether for the tour.

Some work places are mak­ing this event their Christ­mas staff func­tion which is a great idea.

This event makes ev­ery­one re­alise how im­por­tant Horowhenua's pri­mary pro­duc­tion sec­tor re­ally is. It gen­er­ates 1750 jobs and around $140m in eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity per year.

The Ka¯ piti Food Fair is also ap­proach­ing on Satur­day De­cem­ber 1 at Para­pa­raumu. This well-es­tab­lished event at­tracts celebrity chefs like Brett McGre­gor who will be show­ing off his creative flair and pas­sion for food.

Both events are a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to show­case what our re­gion's food and bev­er­age busi­nesses have to of­fer.

Plenty.

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