22 November, 2023

Support farmers with a grown and gathered Christmas

Thousands of farmers across Queensland - the people who grow the food and flavours we all need - are calling on Queenslanders to give presents that matter, and make it a grown and gathered Christmas.

Support farmers with a grown and gathered Christmas - feature photo

As National Agriculture Day was celebrated last Friday, farmers across Queensland had something to say – rather than buying from international online stores or shops that stock imports, this year give something grown or gathered by the farmers of Queensland.

This year, make your presents matter, whether they be a Secret Santa or a jaw-dropper that embarrasses Santa.

Source your gifts from farmers, producers and growers who create everything from the world’s best cheeses, relishes, chocolates, gin, beer, wines, vodkas, meat products, eggs, the brightest festive vegetables, flowers, floral teas, ice creams, honey, cotton and woollen fashions, wooden artisan products, stone fruit, citrus ranges, finger limes, bespoke flavour experiences and more.

Kay Tommerup, a sixth generation dairy farmer, said National Agriculture Day celebrates the amazing farmers and producers who provide all the best quality produce in the world.

“But it’s not just today that we should be celebrating that. I heard a breakfast radio team discussing their Secret Santa plans recently, and they were encouraging everyone to buy something from an overseas online store. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! Such a missed opportunity when it’s so easy to gift beautiful produce, grown with passion and pride – right here on our doorstep. And it doesn’t need to break the bank,” she said.

“Whether you choose to duck down to the local shops that stock local produce, order from a farmer direct delivery service, or immerse yourself completely in the experience of gathering from your local farmers and producers, you’ll be gifting so much more than the pleasure of enjoying something local and delicious.

“You’re gifting something that comes with the heart and soul of a local farmer and producer. Something that tells the story of the farm, the family, the passion for producing the best that we can for your family and friends to enjoy. You’ll be giving something that truly embraces the spirit of a Christmas gift and supports your local community.”

At a time when the cost of living is top-of-mind, and many outlets championing ‘cheap food’, a grown and gathered Christmas aims to shine a light on the importance of supporting local food producers this Christmas.

By choosing meaningful gift s over buying online and supporting overseas companies, consumers can feel good about their gift choices.

The Queensland Farmers Federation represents over 13,000 primary producers across the state; that’s one huge shopping centre.


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