The third annual Horowhenua Taste Trail will take place on Saturday 24 November.
The event, first held in 2016, has grown enormously, and last year attracted foodies from throughout New Zealand.
Antony Young, Chairman of the Horowhenua Taste Trail Trust, says “Horowhenua grows and produces excellent food. We want to showcase the variety of quality food producers in the Horowhenua to our local community and the rest of New Zealand.”
“We are delighted to bring participants an even more delicious offering this year. We have new producers on board, and new food experiences to take people around the Trail.”
Showcasing Horowhenua’s specialist food producers and a farm tour, the Taste Trail is a unique experience. Once per year when producers open their doors, the Taste Trail provides an opportunity to experience the paddock to plate journey, see how our food is produced and then enjoy it in its finest form directly at the source.
The event has grown significantly since inception. So much so, that an event manager has been brought on board to organise the major event logistics of having an event across multiple sites in the District.
Catherine Lewis, Executive Director, says “Each year we want people coming back for more. So we are conscious of the need to constantly grow the experiences on offer.”
Ms Lewis says each producer is working to improve the offering to ensure the event is even tastier.
“We are a Taste Trail, so let me just say this will be the tastiest event around. This year we are working on showcasing the food in its simplest but beautiful form. You will walk away having sampled Horowhenua’s freshest produce at its best.”
For the first time the Taste Trail will also offer a variety of ticketed options to cater for all participants no matter what their taste buds – or appetite.
“Passionate foodies can extend their Taste Trail experience and sign up for a series of Savour Events that will include a kick-off on the evening of Friday 23 November, chef talks, a champagne breakfast and master class."
For those wanting to experience the Taste Trail in style they can sign up to a hosted deluxe tour.
“Go at your own pace or sign up to a guided tour. No matter how you experience all that is on offer for the Taste Trail, it will be a day out that will satisfy both your appetite for understanding where your food comes from and your bellies!” says Ms Lewis.
The event welcomes people of all ages, and is family friendly. Anyone wishing to join in the Taste Trail can purchase tickets from Monday 1 October. Find out more information at www.tastetrail.co.nz or on our Facebook Page @horowhenuatastetrail