Ginger Spice

If you’re a lover of all things ginger then there’s a location in Yandina you might call ‘heaven’! John Caruso finds out more.

by @JohnCaruso on Friday, 11 Dec, 2015

The Ginger Factory has been around for about 40 years and is the largest operating ginger factory in the world located within a tourist park that promotes all things ginger.

For nearly two decades, the Ginger Flower and Food Festival has delighted gardeners and food lovers alike. With free admission, the 20th Anniversary festival will three days of fabulous flowers, delicious food and entertainment for all.

Amongst the entertainment on offer, Matt Golinski will be showcasing the region’s most amazing produce; cook book author Monica Topliss will share her tips on innovative gluten free cooking; and Kelly Lord from the Spirit House will impress with mouth-watering authentic Thai cooking.

From within The Garden Gazebo, visitors can learn how to grow edible ginger and pick up practical tips on how to prepare the spice for cooking adventures at home.

For the plant lovers, there will be a visual feast of vibrant colour with a 3 metre high central floral display and ornamental Gingers and Heliconias for sale throughout the festival, with plant varieties suited to all garden sizes available.

The 20th Ginger Flower and Food Festival is set to be a tantalising experience for your taste buds and a feast for your eyes with an intoxicating mix of food and flowers.

Ginger Flower and Food Festival, 22-24 January 2016, 9am-5pm. FREE ENTRY. The Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina.www.gingerfactory.com.au

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