Local Rosella Festival set to attract visitors far and wide
It’s that time of year again when Petersen’s Farm in Woolooga, north-west of Gympie, celebrates all things Rosella at the sixth Annual Big Rosella Festival on 1 – 2 May 2021.
The festival will feature cooking demonstrations, farm tours and talks, food and market stalls, kids activities and more.
Husband and wife team, Cecilia (CC) and Greg Petersen started the festival in 2016 as a way of educating the public about Rosellas, as well as supporting the local community.
Cecilia Diaz-Petersen – better known as CC – and her husband Greg are one of only a few commercial rosella growers in Australia.
“We are all about community so it just made sense to us to open our farm to the public so we could share our passion and knowledge for not just farming, but for the versatile and tasty Rosella,” CC said.
Gone are the days of Rosella’s only being used for jam, just ask CC whose complete Rosella range features more than 30 products, from jams, to chilli sauces, cordials and syrups.
“Experimenting with flavours is one of my favourite things to do because I love the thrill of conceptualizing an idea then seeing those ideas come to fruition and the smile it brings to my customers face,” she said.
Following the success of last year’s first Virtual Big Rosella Festival, this year looks set to attract visitors from far and wide as the flavours of CC’s Kitchen spreads.
“2020 was a tough year for everyone so we knew we needed to take the festival viral and were absolutely amazed at the support we received so this year we have decided to spread the festival over two days.”
With Chefs cooking demonstrations, farm tours and talks, local food, market and producer stalls, raffles, Rosella theme games and kid’s activities, there really is something for everyone.
Venue: Petersen’s Farm 2 Reilly Rd. WOOLOOGA QLD 4570
Entry fee: $10pp (kids under 12 free)
Tickets limited. Bookings essential: Head to https://www.ccskitchen.com.au/event/big-rosella-festival-2021/ to book tickets.
Cecilia (CC) Diaz-Petersen
0411 624 648
Read more about CC Diaz-Petersen in a grower profile that was featured in the March/April 2019 edition of Vegetables Australia.