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Logan producers take centre stage at the Ekka

Published: 7 August 2015

Logan producers take centre stage at the Ekka
Local produce will be on display in the Agriculture, Fine Arts, Pisciculture and Cat Pavilion from Friday 7 August until Sunday 16 August.

Many people are unaware that the City of Logan is home to a range of world-class produce and innovative food businesses. 

Logan City Council has once again partnered with a variety of local growers and producers to highlight the city's abundance of fresh produce at this year's Ekka.

Governance, Finance and Economic Development Chairperson, Councillor Luke Smith (Division 6) said that food produced in the City of Logan is now served on dinner plates across Australia and around the world.

"A large percentage of Logan is rural and some of the best produce in Australia is grown less than thirty minutes from the centre of Brisbane," he said.

"We also have a number of food-based businesses that export innovative products around the world.

"By teaming up with our growers and food businesses we can highlight the diversity of our region and the important place that agriculture plays in Logan's $19 billion economy."

Each day at the Ekka local product and producers will feature at the City of Logan stand including the Logan Food Growers, the Berry Patch, Kenon Corporation which grows mushrooms, Riverview Herbs, Carcamos Gourmet Caramel Apples and Beenleigh State High School.

Cr Smith said the rich diversity of Logan's food and agriculture industry would be on display, with each producer providing product samples and insights into the paddock to plate journey of their products.

"We have everything from fresh strawberries and grow your own mushroom kits through to Kransky sausages that are produced from cattle reared by local students as part of Beenleigh State High School's agriculture program," he said.    

When visiting the Ekka, check out the City of Logan growers stand in the Agriculture, Fine Arts, Pisciculture and Cat Pavilion

A show bag including a gourmet caramel apple, mushroom kit, recipe book, punnet of strawberries, eco-herb pot and more, will be available for purchase for $15 from the stand.

The Ekka runs from Friday 7 August until Sunday 16 August.