Balingup Farm to Table is a travelling celebration of people and place and the origins of good food in our region. Travel the exquisite Balingup countryside, nestled in the Blackwood Valley, visit working farms and join together to enjoy a truly magnificent spread from local cooks.
Your tour begins at 9am by meeting at the Balingup Village Green, where your Royal Gala air-conditioned coach will be waiting. You will visit a working marron/fruit farm and an avocado farm, with a guided tour, by Dr Chrissy Sharp, of the stunning Golden Valley Tree Park in between. Whilst at the Golden Valley Tree Park, you will also enjoy an individually packed picnic style lunch. After your walking tour of the Park, you will board your coach to be taken to your second farm visit of the day. Your farm visits will involve some walking on rough tracks, so please wear appropriate footwear.
On completion of your second farm visit at approximately 4pm, you will be taken by coach to Jalbrook Estate, where an exclusive pop-up market of local Balingup producers awaits you, together with some light music entertainment and a selection of tasty treats using product from the farms you have visited, catered by Lady Marmalade. Enjoy strolling the beautiful gardens of Jalbrook, find a unique gift and “Experience the Magic” before being returned to the Village Green at approximately 7pm.
Farm to Table Lunch
Sunday April 7th 2019
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Experience the Magic
Farming and producing has enjoyed a strong history in Balingup. Pre-European Settlement, the two local indigenous tribes would meet in Balingup and enjoy the riches of the Blackwood River and local bush.
European settlers immediately recognised what Indigenous people had known for centuries, that Balingup, nestled int he Blackwood Valley and gateway to the Southern Forest, would provide ample opportunities for cattle, orchards and other farming pursuits.
In recent times Balingup has become home to many varieties of farming. From organic and progressive farming methods to Olive groves to Craft Brewery’s, Balingup and surrounding Districts offer fertile ground for ideas, farming and community spirit.