Matt and Luca Webb get their hands on some of the goods on offer.
Matt and Luca Webb get their hands on some of the goods on offer. Rob Williams

Region’s fresh produce shines

MORE than 800 foodies flocked to Ipswich to browse through the region's best produce at the Watercress Creek Olive Festival.

Festival organiser Bernard Mahon said a record number of people attended the event on Sunday held on his farm at Pine Mountain

"We had more than 800 people who came from all over. People came from Moreton Bay, Sandgate, Caboolture and Toowoomba," he said.

"It was excellent. It was the best festival we've had."

Local farmers and producers showcased their products and chatted to attendees on the day.

Mr Mahon said plenty of people also enjoyed touring through his olive grove and lime orchard.

"We had wine, cheese, olives, honey, local crafts and wood turners. Visitors got the chance to talk to the actual farmers about their produce," he said.

"People were really surprised to see all this existed so close to Brisbane and Ipswich."



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