Food growers offer a taste of Waimate

Waimate promotions officer Donette Fargher
Waimate promotions officer Donette Fargher

Waimate cuisine hits the town's main street on Friday.

Waimate Promotions is hosting A Taste of Waimate in the courtyard outside the Information Centre between 10am and noon.

Local producers will be there to showcase their products.

"We have our own micro climate enabling growers to produce fantastic foods including the best tasting strawberries for which Waimate is so well-known," promotions officer Donette Fargher says.

"Often people think berry growers just grow berries, when in fact they produce wonderful jams, chutneys, and sauces."

Ms Fargher said the event was a way of educating and promoting the products while offering the chance to talk with growers on a personal level.

"People are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to taste the flavours of our region and talk with the personalities behind them."

The Timaru Herald