local flavours

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ocean

We are blessed with a year-round subtropical climate and have more than 250 days of sunshine on average annually. This helps make our water temperature (21-26 Celsius) great for both surfing and seafood. Species you’ll see in the region and on our plates include:

dusky flathead

spanish mackerel

sand whiting

bar cod

pipis

king prawns

moreton bay bugs

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plants

Our region starts in the rainforests, working down through sclerophyll forests, to woodlands, coastal dunes and to the ocean. Native and edible plants, you’ll find in the region and on our plates include:

lilly pilly/ riberry

kelp

sea lettuce

warrigal greens

lemon myrtle

strawberry gum

lemon aspen

native tamarind

finger limes

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Farms

Rich volcanic soils that formed millions of years ago are the basis of the key agricultural industries of the Tweed today. This includes sugar cane, sweet potato, and subtropical fruit crops. We think fruit and vegetables are the star of the region and unique ones you’ll find on our plates include:

sapote

jackfruit

legumes

tomatoes

mango

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