fresh local produce & succulent seafood
If you love local produce and fresh seasonal food, Eurobodalla will leave you spoilt for choice. Dive into a cornucopia of fresh seafood and seasonal produce all year round.
Eurobodalla Oysters and seafood
A bountiful harvest
For Eurobodalla’s signature fresh produce look no further than our local oyster farmers. Oysters are readily available at farm gates, roadside stalls, shops and restaurants. They are famous for their creamy, sweet flavour and have been described as “the best in the world” by some seafood experts. So if you’re looking to try some truly local food, start here!
The annual Narooma Oyster Festival celebrates the humble mollusc along with all things seafood. The festival brings together local flavours, seasonal produce from local farms, and top chefs and cooks, and demonstrations on how to make the most of the freshest food and produce from the region.
While you’re here, indulge on the local abalone, sea urchin, lobster, prawns and fish, harvested from our pristine waterways. Even kelp is harvested and combined with herbs and spices to produce delicious flavourings.
See a list of local producers and provedores, seafood and dairy suppliers.
Eurobodalla Dairy Producers
Cream of the crop
The cows feeding in the lush, peaceful paddocks of the region produce rich, creamy milk. This is the not-so-secret ingredient behind our award-winning cheeses, creams and ice cream, now highly regarded by chefs, cooks and consumers across Australia. The creative producers have combined unusual and exotic ingredients that impart truly unique flavours. Local produce doesn’t get much better than this!
The same paddocks that enrich the dairy industry also give up more delicious local produce. The rural environment of Eurobodalla ensures locally reared livestock is stress-free and well-fed. Local beef, lamb and pork are quality meats for the table. A portion of production will be through local smokehouses where fresh meats are transformed into delicious charcuterie.
Eurobodalla Brewers & Roasters
Wind up or wind down
A good brew is the key to a great day. Whether it’s a single origin roast to kick-start your morning or a locally crafted ale or wine to finish it off…
Find your favourite coffee house in Eurobodalla – there’s quite a selection to choose from.
Speciality coffee roasters in Eurobodalla produce a range of coffee beans with attributes as diverse as the people who drink it. Grab a freshly brewed cup or take some beans home with you to enjoy long after your visit.
A relaxing brew
Take a trip to the local breweries and sample a craft beer or cider as you sit around the tanks or out in the garden. Eurobodalla is quickly attracting a suite of craft breweries and alehouses.
Malt Man Brewing in Bodalla, Broulee Brewhouse, Big Niles Brewing Co in Dalmeny are the new kids on the block with a contemporary take on craft beers and quirky premises in locations you might not expect to find them.
Long time favourites deliver more options for a relaxing drink. Enjoy some entertainment and a lazy lunch while you sample some local wines and ales with friends at the Tilba Valley Winery & Alehouse.
The Palace pale ale created by the Tilba Brewing Co, at the nearby Dromedary Hotel in Central Tilba, is second only to the delicious food served in the rustic atmosphere of the historic pub. The kitchen features a delicious menu of local produce that changes regularly. While you’re enjoying the good food and friendly service, take in the views from the verandah, a time capsule view of the quaint heritage listed village.
Eurobodalla Growers & Provedores
A smorgasbord to savour
The freshest, crunchiest vegetables, stunningly sweet and juicy stone fruit, citrus and berries are available at roadside stalls, specialty shops and local markets. Try the jams, chutneys, relishes and pickles made with these delicious ingredients. Spread them on freshly baked breads and rolls from the local bakeries and patisseries, Spread a homemade jam with, drop a dollop of decadent whipped cream from Tilba or Bodalla on some hot scones for an old fashioned, but timeless, sweet treat.
Tasting the honey produced by bees labouring in our local native forests, is a journey for your taste buds. Honey comes in a range of golden hues and flavours. The subtle nuances in colour and taste are a result of the seasonal blooms, pollens and nectars that the bees are exposed to.
Australia has an abundance of fine food, wines and dining destinations. So it’s no surprise that visiting local markets is one of Australians favourite pastimes. Farm fresh fruit, vegetables, cooked food, preserves, sweets and baked breads and treats make the farmers market a sensory journey.
The SAGE farmers market is an award winning farmers market held every Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Park in Moruya. It is one of a few authentic growers markets where you can actually meet the people who grow the local produce, vegetables, fresh fruit, seafood and meat on display.
People line up waiting for the ringing of the bell that sounds the start of a short, sharp shopping experience. Demand is high and supply limited to the produce that is in season and can be harvested or baked that morning.
There is something very satisfying about buying your week’s supply of fresh food and produce straight from the farmer at the markets.