Whether you are a food lover or a food business (anywhere from gate to plate!), we invite you to explore your connection with local food in creative and exciting ways during Eat Local Month. Read more below about how you can get involved…

Food Lovers

Share your love of local!
Enter these two competitions during September to show off your writing and cooking skills – and for a chance to win great prizes!


Show off your writing skills, tell favourite local food stories, and possibly win a great prize! Categories include: From Soil and Sea, On the Chopping Block, Artisan Makers, Scraping the Plate. Winners and runners up will be published on the Coffs Coast Harvest website.


Get cooking and create a dish using ingredients from one of Coffs Coast’s local fresh food markets for the Spring Market Recipe Roundup. Celebrate your connection with farmers and producers in a delicious recipe. You could win market dollars to use on more fabulous fresh produce!

Food Businesses

Get involved and promote your business!
Coffs Coast Eat Local Month highlights the importance of local food producers and food business to our region – from paddock and ocean, to the plate. There are opportunities for your to be involved and get fantastic FREE promotion.


Hosting an event or activity with a local food flavour? This could include a dinner featuring local food or beverages, an industry meet up, a farm open day, a workshop or demonstration – or some other happening. Events and activities will be listed throughout September and beyond, so let us know!


We’re promoting delicious dishes from local restaurants and cafes  that feature fabulous fresh produce from the Coffs Coast. Simply send us a picture of a dish that will be on your menu in September, tell us which ingredients are local and where they are from.