Regional Flavours is Brisbane’s annual food and wine festival, bringing together Queensland’s food growers, producers and artisans as well as more than 80,000 hungry foodies for a 100-stall gourmet marketplace.

Organisers are encouraging applications from farmers and food innovators interested in a retail stall to promote their harvest and offerings in an outdoor market environment. Stallholders will have the chance to connect with a devoted food audience and will have the potential to promote their brand and sell their product. In 2018, stallholders from all over the state took part in the two-day event highlighting the best of gluten-free products, free range and organic meats, local honey, cheese, vegetarian and vegan options as well as Australian native fruits and spices.

Ugly Duck Preserves was one retailer who used the event to promote their range of chutney, relishes and fruit spreads while highlighting the food waste epidemic to a captivated food loving demographic. “We get wonderful feedback on our flavour creations and people really relate to our food waster fighting mission,” Ugly Duck Preserves Founder Michelle Mascher shared.

Kokopod Chocolatiers use the Regional Flavours event to ‘meet and greet’ customers who are eager to know where their food comes from and how it is made. Founder, Brigid Woolnough says traceability is important for customers and allows them to get to know the faces behind the product, which in turn makes them loyal followers. “Regional Flavours is our favourite event of the year where we get to showcase alongside the best of the best in our local districts. We would recommend the event to any high-quality producers wanting to introduce their products to eager consumers,” Brigid says.

Retail ready businesses should submit their Stallholder Application via the Regional Flavours website by Friday 22 February 2019.

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