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Greater Port Macquarie : Holiday Planner 07
portmacquarieinfo.com.au 21 Greater Port Macquarie with its bountiful water supply, rich farming territory and temperate climate offers succulent seafood, export quality beef, freshly farmed fruit and vegetables and premium wines. The locals take great pride in presenting the freshest quality produce with warm generous hospitality and welcome you to taste the fruits of their labour at the annual Holiday Coast Credit Union Tastings of the Hastings, and the monthly farmers markets. Whether you’re in shops, restaurants, on a tour or at your accommodation, our commitment to customer service is just what you need. tastings of the hastings In tribute to spring's awakening, the Holiday Coast Credit Union Tastings of the Hastings is held annually. Market gardeners, and horticulturalists gather to display produce in baskets overflowing with colour, bright flower bunches billow on stalls and you can feast on delicious cheeses, nuts, olives, preserves and breads delivered to the festival direct from boutique kitchens and the farm gate. Restaurateurs showcase special tastings menus for just a few dollars. Match oysters, barbecued prawns, fragrant laksas or any of the dozens of dishes with local wines. There's music and entertainment, too. Listen, see, smell, touch, taste - enjoy! hastings farmers’ market At the Wauchope Showground on the fourth Saturday each month, country producers unload fresh produce and preserves in a glorious, colourful array on stalls indoors and out. Taste their wares; breakfast on warm pastries, brewed coffee and fresh kiwi fruit as you stroll along; select the makings of a picnic; take away an Indian curry; join a free cooking demonstration and sample the results. The Visitor Information Centre can direct you to winery events and farm gate experiences: watch cheese-making, attend a farmhouse cooking school, view nuts being processed, pluck tiny scarlet tomatoes from towering vines or pick your own basket of succulent sweet strawberries. service excellence The Greater Port Macquarie Customer Care programme works with local businesses through an accreditation and training programme, to achieve excellence in customer service. Where the Customer Care logo is displayed, the accredited participating business is committed to providing the highest level of customer service. journey of favour