How Buying From The Bush Can Help A Nearby Community This Weekend

Photo credit: Stella Adams

Round up your baskets and empty eskies and prepare for a Sunday morning market adventure, because the farm gates will open tomorrow morning in idyllic Kerry Valley, and you’re invited.

After a quiet summer for the Scenic Rim—a region deeply impacted by recent drought and bushfires—Destination Scenic Rim and Tommerup’s Dairy Farm have teamed up to host tomorrow’s Autumn #buyfromthebush Market, which will showcase the best of the region’s produce and products.

Not only will you find some of Tommerup’s Dairy Farm’s very own delicious creamery products such as ice creams, butter and crème fraiche, there will also be fresh produce from Kengoon Farming, unique baskets and accessories from Moshki Designs, wines from O’Reilly’s Cunungra Vineyard, locally inspired soaps from Coco and Myrtle, and chutneys and relishes from Kooroomba Gully… just to name a few!

And just to top it off, while you’re there, you can also say hello to some friendly farm animals! Never fed a farm animal before? Well, now’s your chance!

Say hello to some friendly farm animals while you’re at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm this Sunday.
Photo credit: Destination Scenic Rim

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm’s Kay Tommerup said although they have welcomed the recent rainfall, the Scenic Rim was still an area that needed support.

“After the terrible bushfires over spring and summer impacting a lot of our country (including the Scenic Rim) and the ongoing drought we’re facing, it’s fantastic to see initiatives like Buy From The Bush, Empty Esky and Holiday Here This Year pushing people to visit the areas who have been impacted,” she said.

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm hosted their first #buyfromthebush Market in December, with hundreds of residents from Brisbane and surrounds visiting ahead of Christmas. Kay said they were “blown away” by the response to the market held in December which provided a “much needed boost in the lead-up to an otherwise quiet summer for many businesses in the Scenic Rim”.

“We want to welcome those visitors back and encourage others who may not realise that we’re on their doorstep to come and do their shopping here, get to know your farmer, shop local and spend some quality time in the Scenic Rim with family and friends. Come and fill up those empty eskies!” 

The market will be held tomorrow, Sunday March 1, from 9am–1pm at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm in Kerry. For more information about the market, visit the Facebook event page.

Quick recap…

When: Sunday, March 1 from 9am–1pm
Where: Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, 2142 Kerry Road, Kerry.
Cost: Free entry to the market stalls and food areas, animal feeding and access to the river for a picnic or paddle $5 per person.

Looking for a weekend getaway?

The Scenic Rim is just over an hour’s drive from the Brisbane CBD and boasts picturesque views with many activities that are guaranteed to keep you entertained as you briefly unplug from city life. Visit destinationscenicrim.com to view the boutique accommodation options in the Scenic Rim for your next stay.


Looking for other things to do this weekend in and around Brisbane? Check out our ultimate weekend event guide for today and tomorrow!

Jessica Perkins
Jess is a journalist who grew up on the Sunshine Coast before relocating to Sydney to finish her final years of schooling and then returning to Brisbane for university. Her passions lay in food and drink, event and entertainment editorial pieces and she enjoys keeping up to date with all things Brisbane. She credits her dedication, passion and love for journalism to her time spent in Gladstone as a cadet journalist – what she considers her most valuable experience in the field to date. On her days off (which are rare) you will find her with an almond chai latte in one hand and a book in another while probably still answering her work emails