More gourmet inspiration descends on GREAT Food Hall with the unveiling of the Queensland Fresh & Fresher promotion, supported by the Queensland Government. Over the next two weeks, until October 11, shoppers have an opportunity to experience a delectable range of organic meats, sustainable seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables that exemplify the absolute best of Queensland.
OBE Organic Beef
A number of Australian family farmers based in the Channel Country, Queensland’s outback, where they produce the multi-award winning OBE Organic Beef. The cattle are raised in purely natural surroundings filled with variety of native herbs and grasses that lends a distinctive flavour to OBE Organic Beef. No chemicals, growth promotants, pesticides, non-organic fertilisers or feed additives are ever used. Certified 100% organic, this is one of the world’s safest and best-tasting free-range beef with real nutritional value.
Inglewood Farms is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest organic poultry producer. Its certified organic free-range chicken adheres to strict organic farming methods, and is safe and healthy to eat. About 75% of the bird’s life span is spent in the fresh air and sunshine on grassy pastures dedicated to them, while their entirely farm-grown feed is as wholesome as possible – without added hormones, chemicals, antibiotics, growth stimulants and genetic modifications. The result is a superior-textured chicken with a lean and succulent meat.
Ceas Sustainable Spanner Crab
The Ceas Spanner Crab fishery is Australia’s first to gain recognition as a sustainable fishery. After being wild-caught from the deep coastal waters off Queensland, the spanner crabs undergo a unique production process that brings the crabmeat’s sweet taste and texture to the fore.
Pacific Coast Eco Bananas
Pacific Coast Produce is the pioneer behind Eco Bananas, which are grown land through a minimal impact, holistic farming system completely in sync with nature. That means plants, weeds, grasses, animals and insects are all taken into consideration under this trademarked Ecoganic system, Although the protocol allows minimal use of fertilisers, absolutely no nematicides, insecticides or miticides are ever applied to the soil. The biggest difference is a sweeter, creamier, healthier and longer lasting banana with a distinctive red wax tip for easy identification.
Australian Finger Limes
Finger limes are an extraordinary citrus fruit native to Australia, and typically grow wild in the sub-tropical rain forests near the Queensland–New South Wales border. The Lime Caviar Company – taking its name from the tiny caviar-like, lime juice filled pulp berries enclosed within the fruit – produces approximately 16 tonnes of finger limes every year on its own farm located in South East Queensland. Not only is this fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, it is a wonderfully versatile ingredient that adds a burst of flavour to seafood, oysters, Asian salads, sushi, sashimi, cocktails and desserts.