Capricorn Coast Food Trail

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The Commonwealth Government has announced $180,000 in funding for the Capricorn Coast Food Trail. To help boost domestic visitation to the Capricorn Coast as well as support the region in response to the 2019 summer bushfires. There are 19 bushfire impacted localities around the Capricorn Coast and hinterland.

The Capricorn Coast Food Trail is a joint project with Livingstone Shire Council and Capricorn Enterprise. A new tourism marketing project for the Capricorn Coast which endeavors to highlight the large portion of fresh local produce within the Capricorn Coast region. The project aims to encourage dialogue and facilitate the formation of networking groups with farmers, retailers and the hospitality industry. The development of the food trail will encourage visitors and local residents to tour, explore, and stay longer in the region. All while building upon the regions current food tourism industry in developing community awareness of, and pride in, local culinary cultures. The Food Trail will provide opportunities to undertake farm tours, visit farm gate stalls, sample the produce and be educated in the nutritional, economic and taste benefits of consuming fresh local produce.

Food is more than energy, it’s emotional, psychological and behavioral and has the ability to appeal to all 5 senses, providing the complete experience. Associating various foods with a landscape is a means of establishing strong regional identity in the tourism marketplace. Research has shown that 93% of travellers now seek unique and memorable food and drink experiences. The Capricorn Coast Food Trail hopes to satisfy this need by showcasing the wonderful array of fresh produce that comes out of this region. Whilst the Capricorn Coast Food Trail in its essence is a tourism project, it’s the hope that locals will also utilise the resources created as a directory. The Food Trail will be an asset available to locals and tourists to enable them to purchase either direct from the producer or from those retailers, restaurants and cafes that commit to using local produce.

What is Livingstone Localism?

The social movement that aims to increase the role of locally owned, independent food businesses and other organisations that primarily serve the Livingstone Shire Council area.

Please click on the application form below if you would like to formally be apart of this exciting new project, The Capricorn Coast Food Trail.

The Commonwealth Government has announced $180,000 in funding for the Capricorn Coast Food Trail. To help boost domestic visitation to the Capricorn Coast as well as support the region in response to the 2019 summer bushfires. There are 19 bushfire impacted localities around the Capricorn Coast and hinterland.

The Capricorn Coast Food Trail is a joint project with Livingstone Shire Council and Capricorn Enterprise. A new tourism marketing project for the Capricorn Coast which endeavors to highlight the large portion of fresh local produce within the Capricorn Coast region. The project aims to encourage dialogue and facilitate the formation of networking groups with farmers, retailers and the hospitality industry. The development of the food trail will encourage visitors and local residents to tour, explore, and stay longer in the region. All while building upon the regions current food tourism industry in developing community awareness of, and pride in, local culinary cultures. The Food Trail will provide opportunities to undertake farm tours, visit farm gate stalls, sample the produce and be educated in the nutritional, economic and taste benefits of consuming fresh local produce.

Food is more than energy, it’s emotional, psychological and behavioral and has the ability to appeal to all 5 senses, providing the complete experience. Associating various foods with a landscape is a means of establishing strong regional identity in the tourism marketplace. Research has shown that 93% of travellers now seek unique and memorable food and drink experiences. The Capricorn Coast Food Trail hopes to satisfy this need by showcasing the wonderful array of fresh produce that comes out of this region. Whilst the Capricorn Coast Food Trail in its essence is a tourism project, it’s the hope that locals will also utilise the resources created as a directory. The Food Trail will be an asset available to locals and tourists to enable them to purchase either direct from the producer or from those retailers, restaurants and cafes that commit to using local produce.

What is Livingstone Localism?

The social movement that aims to increase the role of locally owned, independent food businesses and other organisations that primarily serve the Livingstone Shire Council area.

Please click on the application form below if you would like to formally be apart of this exciting new project, The Capricorn Coast Food Trail.