It’s all about fresh food, farmers and produce in theTweed, with a newly opened Cheese Factory and the soon to be opened Husk-Gin and Rum Distillery.

A rich food bowl, the Tweed has the reddest volcanic soil (a by-product of the ancient shield volcano) and the stunning Wollumbin Mount Warning is the leftover plug of the volcano, visible from most vantage points.

An aptly named cheese factory ‘Tweed Valley Whey’ has just opened and you guessed it, it’s located on Tweed Valley Way just past the historic town of Burringbar.

The Hartnett’s are generational dairy farmers from the Tweed, who have honed their farming skills into making cheese, really good cheese like chilli feta and dill labna. In-between milking the cows they hope to have the second stage of the cheese factory open at the end of this month, promising a fresh food café set amongst the farm.

Just up the road in Tumbulgum, Husk Distillery is getting ready to open its cellar doors to showcase their award winning spiced rum, white sugarcane rum and the insta-famous ink gin, that turns purple when you add tonic.

The Messengers started a hobby farm in the Tweed some time ago and decided to move the family from Brisbane to realise their dream of distilling local agricole rum.  This quickly escalated to gin and presto you have the much-anticipated Husk Distillery-set to open April 2019.

Stay tuned for the crew at ‘Farm & Co’ Cudgen to announce the opening date of their wholefood café adjacent to their farmer’s market stall and sunflower fields.

From the paddocks to the plates of the Tweed, the region is cultivating some fine produce, which will be showcased through an array of innovative farm gates….we’ll keep you posted!