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Fermented Food Festival 2023

Fermented Food Festival 2023

We recently hosted our inaugural Fermented Food Festival at Summer Land Camels and what an amazing day it was!

To bring this fantastic concept to fruition, we teamed up with Sally Peach from The Pickling Project who has a long history with us here at the farm. The festival was her idea and she had the vision of bringing together experts and fermenting practitioners to provide a fun, interactive and informative festival all about fermentation in as many forms as possible.  She really put her heart and soul into it and helped us to create this special event.

The Scenic Rim Regional Council got behind it and included the festival as an official Eat Local Month event. Many thanks for all the guidance and support as well as marketing assistance that they provided.

Summer Land Camels Fermented Food Festival

With the themes of “Fermentation”, “Gut Health” and “Scenic Rim Produce” we couldn’t really go wrong!

In the end, over 1200 people attended the festival and enjoyed a wonderful day learning from our experts who presented on stage, purchasing goodies from the market stalls and enjoying delicious food, beverage while listening to live music by Jonathon Harding-Clark.

The spirit of collaboration created a great vibe and our stallholders commented that they had never been to a market where the visitors were so interested in learning about their products and what they do.

In addition to the program for the main speakers, we also had a number of talks at vendor marquees throughout the day, giving people plenty of time to ask their questions and interact with the producer.

While here at Australia’s largest camel farm and dairy, our visitors could also pat and feed our camels, visit our café and take a farm tour or camel ride.  Memorable experiences all round!

We have listed below the speakers and stallholders who were part of the festival, including social links, workshop details and recipes. 


Thanks to all our wonderful visitors and we appreciate the terrific feedback that we have been getting.  Next year will be bigger and better! We hope to see you here.

If you are interested in being part of the 2024 Fermented Food Festival, you can fill in the stallholder application form or Speaker Expression of Interest form here


Making Sourdough: Elliot, the chef behind the delicious sourdough bread at Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm.

Kooroomba Vineyard: Facebook | Instagram | Website | Recipe

Delicious Indian Dosa: Murray Goodchild showed us how to make fermented, savoury, dhal and rice pancakes with traditional accompaniments.

Facebook | Instagram | Recipe

The history and journey of Beer Yeast: Mike Webster from Scenic Rim Brewery shared about this topic that is close to his heart.

Facebook | Instagram | Website | Eat Local Month Events

Make the most of your Kombucha: Jeani-Rose from Kombucha Café- The Art of Culture taught us to think outside the box when it comes to Kombucha and what to do with your scobies.

Facebook | Instagram | Website | Recipe

Paddock to Plate:  Paul Martin, CEO of Summer Land Camels shared about soil health, regenerative agriculture and how Camels can benefit our ecosystem.

Facebook | Instagram | Website | Eat Local Month Events

Miso:  Tomoko Onuki gave us an overview of traditional Japanese fermented products.

Facebook | Instagram | Website | Recipe | Workshops

Fermenting for Flavour:  presented by Sally Peach from The Pickling Project,  Tim McNeilly from Creative Cultures and Geoff Barker from Sabarac Fermented Hot Sauces.

The Pickling Project: Facebook | Instagram | Website | Recipe

Creative Cultures: Facebook| Recipe | Workshops

Sabarac: Facebook | Instagram | Website | Recipe

Cheese Making and Local Collaboration:  by The Towri ladies, Dallas and her mum Carolyn Davidson.

Facebook | Instagram | Website | Recipe | Workshops | Eat Local Month Events



Naughty Little Kids

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Brasshound Distillery

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Flutterby Gourmet Creations

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Canungra Creek Finger Limes

Instagram | Website

Creative Cultures

Facebook| Workshops

Barney Creek Vineyard and Cottages

Facebook | Instagram | Website

Dosa Delish

Facebook | Instagram |

Yeshi Buna Ethio-African Café and Restaurant

Facebook | Instagram | Website

Kombucha Café – The Art of Culture

Facebook | Instagram | Website

Scenic Rim Brewery

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Hampson Honey

Facebook | Instagram | Website

Sabarac Fermented Hot Sauces

Facebook | Instagram | Website

Budburst Australia

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Rice Culture

Facebook | Instagram | Website | Workshops

The Pickling Project

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Big J Mobile Wood Fired Pizza

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