Regional Platters is an agricultural trail guide designed to connect producers in the central west with a range of markets including the group visitor market, investors and special interest groups.
The Orana Region is rich in paddock-to-plate production and welcomes you to sample fare nurtured from the fertile soils of the Macquarie Valley.
Our Region boasts generational farmers through to small-scale, niche operators whose strengths in holistic farming practices, land stewardship and closed-loop farming operations are renowned throughout the region and beyond.
The rapid rise of consumer demand in relation to food providence is being embraced in cafes, restaurants, in kitchens and farmers’ markets across the country. Dubbo Regional Council with adjoining Orana Councils are celebrating this movement by clustering business to support the offering of a broad range of produce satisfying environmental, ethical and nutritional appetites. This produce not only tastes good but you can also feel good about supporting real regional Australian families and businesses.
Your feast of the senses // Regional Platters is a guide to how your business can tap into over thirty primary producers from the Orana Region. Exotic ranges of baked goods, animal products, pastured eggs, meat and poultry managed in a low-stress method in regenerative pastures stud the pages of the Guide. Find out more about our producers, the quality of their products and how local broad acre farmers and graziers, as well as boutique, farm-gate operators are meeting the discerning needs of consumers seeking nutritional and locally-grown and created products.
Six local government areas located in the heart of New South Wales have come together to bring you a menu of outstanding produce as well as a range of experiences to tempt your taste buds and excite the mind. Create your own regional platter, a feast of the senses and share the flavours of produce drawn from the rich, fertile soils in the heart of New South Wales. Chat direct to a producer about the needs of your business or, as an ardent foodie, how you can forage on farm and take produce straight from the farm gate to your family plate. Our members have farming in their veins, are proud of their heritage and passionate about the food they produce.
You’re invited // If tasting isn’t enough, make a call to get eye to eye with hundreds of Emu, enjoy jerky with fresh olives, bagels and oil, taste farm-fresh eggs, meat and poultry with a visit to our region. Take a guided tour of a local winery, watch auctioneers ‘in flight’ at a local livestock sale or indulge with quality condiments and Merino-wear. Cotton gins, woolsheds and farm-stays welcome and encourage visits by families, friends, industry and business groups.
Immerse yourself in our regional produce story by contacting individual members or by contacting the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre on 1800 674 443.
Flip through the guide, explore the products and plan your group’s visit to the region by contacting the producers directly or liaising with a tour operator.
Want to partner in the next Regional Platters guide?
Be a part of a dynamic regional business development program that recognises and promotes:
- Regional primary produce excellence
- Excellence in marketing, diversification and business growth
Whatever your primary produce business, whatever its size, if you are looking to develop your business then Regional Platters is for you.
- Business development workshops with expert guest speakers and facilitators
- Grant funding packages for business development
To register your participation in the next Regional Platters Guide contact Dubbo Regional Council's Economic Development Team.