The Byron hinterland is home to some of Australia’s most sought after producers of meat, vegetables and artisan food products. Hand crafted cheeses, bespoke coffee blends and organic bakery breads are just some of the local produce that is shipped around Australia and the world. We’ve compiled a list of the best of Byron’s food bowl to help give you the ultimate taste of the region.
Broken Head Road
Set off from Byron Holiday Park for the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland to discover fresh road-side produce. The best place to start exploring is Broken Head Road, otherwise known as ‘Fruit Salad Road’ to locals. Broken Head Road is lined with market stalls busting with fresh local produce picked that morning.
Make Fresh Fruit Salad
Oranges, bananas and custard apples tumble out of wooden boxes. Organic raw honey, freshly picked coffee beans and home-made chutneys and jams are paid for by old fashioned ‘Honesty Boxes’. Make sure you bring your change! Hungry now? Then pop into Harvest Café, located in Newrybar Village for a spot of lunch.
Harvest Café & Deli
Harvest is recognised as Byron’s premiere culinary destination and authentic experience for hinterland food. Harvest chefs visit local farmer’s markets and nearby producers daily to source the freshest local ingredients from the Byron food bowl. They also harvest as many of their ingredients as possible from their own gardens.
Indigenous Ingredients on the Menu
Harvest recently moved to integrate native and Indigenous foods such as lemon myrtle, riberry, plum pine, warrigal greens and aniseed myrtle into the daily menu. After you’ve satiated your hunger, head back to Byron Holiday Park and enjoy a relaxing massage at our Wellness Centre.
Byron Farmers Market
Head off from Byron Holiday Park into Byron township to explore the Byron Farmer’s Market. Held every Thursday morning from 8am, the Farmers Market is where the Byron community comes together to eat, shop and gossip! Stroll through the stalls with the locals as you see, touch and taste fresh local produce from the Byron Bay food bowl. The Market is serious about supporting local farmers in sustainable agriculture.
Home Grown is Best
Tight controls ensure stallholders only sell what they produce. Sample handmade artisan cheeses, breads and coffee. Prawns and fish are caught around the beachside town of Ballina. Bacon and sausages are handcrafted by a local butcher from beef and are pork raised in the hills behind Byron. Pick some up snags and head back to Byron Holiday Park and throw them on the barbie!