Eat Local Week, which runs from Sunday June 24 to Sunday July 1, is a celebration of the local food industry.
The focus will be on local farms, food producers, restaurants and the organisations and people who play a part in making locally-grown food more accessible in the region.
Eat Local Week supporter, Robyn Fortescue of Wallaby Ridge Retreat at Canungra has completely transformed the way she sources food for guests at her Bed & Breakfast. The turning point came a few years ago when she took part in a sustainable small business program which asked participants to source food only from a 100-mile (160km) radius.
"I could see the waste from running a B&B and when you start to look at where your food comes from you realise how far it has travelled," says Robyn.
"Our eggs were coming from New Zealand, our rice was from overseas and a lot of our fruit and vegetables were from interstate.
"We have brought our supply as close to home as we can."
Initially Robyn offered guests a local breakfast basket, packed with food that was sourced from the Scenic Rim.
Now she's extended her offer to the dinner table. The fruit and vegetables are either hand-picked from the edible garden she has planted on site, or they're sourced from local growers.
Free-range chooks now roam the property and provide fresh eggs and the meat is supplied by Scenic Rim butchers. Robyn bakes bread as required and wine is sourced from a nearby vineyard.
"A 160km radius from us takes in places like Stanthorpe, northern NSW and the Gold Coast so we have a pretty broad base to pull our resources from," she says.
"We're in a pretty unique area really. Our guests who have an interest in food really appreciate what we're doing. We start talking about our food and it goes from there. We encourage our guests to eat like locavores.
"People like to come to an area to experience the local food and see where it has been grown."
During Eat Local Week Robyn will offer a tour of her Edible Garden on Thursday June 28. The cost is $10 and includes morning tea and a discussion.
In the evening Robyn plans to offer a local producers' dinner.
Wallaby Ridge Retreat is just one of a number of Scenic Rim businesses involved in Eat Local Week. Now in its second year, the week-long event was born out of the Scenic Rim Regional Council's Local Living Economies program and is a celebration of the local food industry.
Eat Local Week begins with the Zest Fest at Beechmont on Sunday June 24 and throughout the week will feature farm tours and tastings, sheep cheese making demonstrations and tastings, compost workshops, permaculture tours, food and wine matching classes, olive grove tour and tasting, market and music day, urban food foraging, cooking classes and activities for children and much more.
Find out more about Eat Local Week a www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/eat-local-week