Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Fresh Produce Feeds a Frenzy; Darling Downs Farmers Share What Life on the Land Is like at Felton Food Festival

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Fresh Produce Feeds a Frenzy; Darling Downs Farmers Share What Life on the Land Is like at Felton Food Festival

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Byline: Meghan Harris meghan.harris@thechronicle.com.au

RECORD crowds headed to Felton Food Festival at the weekend to sample the region's freshest produce.

More than 11,000 people from all over Queensland attended the festival, in comparison to 8000 last year.

Organisers expanded the event program to make it the biggest since the event began in 2012.

Event co-ordinator Debbie House said she was blown away by the crowds.

"It's just amazing to see so many people here," she said.

"People were arriving really early and we just keep getting bigger and better every year.

"We extended the southern side to make more room to accommodate for the crowds.

"I think city people are realising that they have to get out and see what the country is all about."

The festival is a showcase of fresh produce and country landscapes.

People mingled among the 80 market stalls, took crop tours, met local farmers, learnt about the paddock to plate process and watched cooking demonstrations. …

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