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Seniors Satisfied by Farm Flavours

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Thanks to funding from Lotterywest, the Department of Communities and COTA WA, the Shire of Chittering were able to take 37 of our young at heart, on a bus trip across Chittering sampling all that is available in season from local farm gate suppliers.

The day started with a sumptuous morning tea and wine tasting at Stringybark Cottage Winery and Restaurant.  Mary and her staff went above and beyond to make the group feel at home, with plenty to eat and a beautiful setting. 

After a pretty drive up Chittering Road, a stop at the Blueberry Bliss roadside stall, and some outstanding manoeuvring of the rather large bus, the Seniors were able to take a tour of Wootra Farm and their delicious fresh asparagus.  Wootra Farm owners and operators Peter and Colleen Osborn talked about all that is involved in growing the crop and also provided some samples fresh from the garden.  Many of the Seniors had never eaten asparagus raw and were impressed with the quality coming from our local supplier.

A short drive up Bindoon Moora Road found us at Green Valley Fruits, an organic fruit farm, where Penny and James Mosher grow a large variety of fruit and vegetables, all available from their farm gate.  Their freshly squeezed, cold orange juice was very warmly received by the group with many going back for seconds…or more!  Dried fruit and nuts, as well as pumpkins, and other delicacies were purchased for the trip home.

Our last stop was for a delightful lunch at the Wannamal Community Centre, cooked by the lovely ladies from Wannamal and served with a smile.  Thanks to Julie Drummond from the Local Goat for donating the goats cheese fetta, and Peter and Colleen from Wootra Farm for the donation of fresh asparagus for the lunch.  Most of the produce was purchased from the Northern Valleys Locavore online store or the Bindoon IGA.  The Locavore Store stocks fresh local produce, which you can order online and pick up from their store in Bindoon. 

The Chittering Farm Flavour Trail is a new joint initiative from the Shire of Chittering, Chittering Tourist Association and Tourism WA. Brochures are available from the Visitor Centre in Bindoon, Shire of Chittering Administration Centre and selected businesses across Chittering.

All who embarked on the tour thoroughly enjoyed the trip, meeting new people, and seeing more of what wonderful produce comes from the Shire of Chittering. 

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For further information please contact Alison Reliti, Community Development Officer via chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au or on 9576 4600.  This media statement has no regulatory value.

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