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You might know Cecilia “CC” Diaz-Petersen from her much-loved CC’s Kitchen at the Noosa Farmers’ Market where she peddles her range of chutneys, pickles,\n relishes, sauces, jams/jellies, and much-loved spring rolls. All handmade with produce from the family farm with no preservatives or artificial colours\n or flavours – and specialising in all things rosella, which is the farm’s forte.

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Such is their love of Hibiscus sabdariffa (or rosella as it’s commonly known) that they have constructed a five metre high burgundy monolith on\n the roof of their roadside fruit and veg stall to celebrate its beauty.

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Greg Petersen and his father Joe having been growing rosellas to supply the markets on their property in the Gympie region for around 30 years, and Greg’s\n wife CC weaves her magic in their on-farm commercial kitchen to come up with an ever-evolving range of award winning rosella jams, chutneys, sauces\n and teas. They even produce a luscious rosella sorbet and a refreshing rosella soft drink.

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In May 2016, the Petersens opened up their farm to the public for the inaugural Rosella Festival, an extravaganza of all things rosella; including cooking\n demonstrations, rosella based dishes to try, a tour of the plantation, and of course the 20 or so different rosella products that CC makes in her little\n kitchen each season available for you to take home.

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This year’s Big Rosella Festival is set to be bigger than ever, with passionate locavore chefs James Barnden from Gympie’s Charlies Hotel and Glen Barratt\n from Wild Canary in Brookfield, as well as Dan and Steph of MKR fame all coming along to show visitors how they like to cook this delicious fruit.

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The charismatic and knowledgeable patriarch Joe takes guests for tours of the farm and gives an animated account of the process from planting a seed to\n picking the fruit.

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Greg and CC will also be inviting other local farming families to be involved in the day and running raffles to raise funds for Woolooga State School to\n build the festival into an inclusive community event.

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It’s a lovely drive into the picturesque northwest of the Gympie region, which will take you just over an hour from Noosa. Take the Bruce Highway about\n 12km north of Gympie, and turn left onto the Wide Bay Highway towards Kilkivan.

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Turn right at the Woolooga turnoff and the farm is about 5 minutes drive North of the little township on the left.

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Thanks to the big red hibiscus fruit perched on top of a little shed it’s pretty hard to miss.

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THE 3RD ANNUAL BIG ROSELLA FESTIVAL

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Saturday 12 May from 9.00am till 4.00pm.

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Admission: $5 for adults; free for kids under 12.

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For more information follow CC’s Kitchen; Big Rosella Festival; or Petersen’s Farm on Facebook.

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Come along to the annual one of a kind festival and celebrate the Rosella! Showcasing Rosella (Hibiscus) fruits grown at Petersen’s Farm Woolooga, 45km NW of Gympie. \nYou’ll see more than 2000 Rosella plants ready for picking.There will be farm walks/tours, cooking demonstrations, fresh ‘straight from the farm’ produce, CC’s Kitchen’s Fine Food Products for sale, face painting and food stalls. \n

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The 3rd Annual Big Rosella Festival

Come along to the annual one of a kind festival and celebrate the Rosella! Showcasing Rosella (Hibiscus) fruits grown at Petersen’s Farm Woolooga, 45km NW of Gympie. You’ll see more than 2000 Rosella plants ready for picking.There will be farm walks/tours, cooking demonstrations, fresh ‘straight from the farm’ produce, CC’s Kitchen’s Fine Food Products for sale, face painting and food stalls.

You might know Cecilia “CC” Diaz-Petersen from her much-loved CC’s Kitchen at the Noosa Farmers’ Market where she peddles her range of chutneys, pickles, relishes, sauces, jams/jellies, and much-loved spring rolls. All handmade with produce from the family farm with no preservatives or artificial colours or flavours – and specialising in all things rosella, which is the farm’s forte.

Such is their love of Hibiscus sabdariffa (or rosella as it’s commonly known) that they have constructed a five metre high burgundy monolith on the roof of their roadside fruit and veg stall to celebrate its beauty.

Greg Petersen and his father Joe having been growing rosellas to supply the markets on their property in the Gympie region for around 30 years, and Greg’s wife CC weaves her magic in their on-farm commercial kitchen to come up with an ever-evolving range of award winning rosella jams, chutneys, sauces and teas. They even produce a luscious rosella sorbet and a refreshing rosella soft drink.

In May 2016, the Petersens opened up their farm to the public for the inaugural Rosella Festival, an extravaganza of all things rosella; including cooking demonstrations, rosella based dishes to try, a tour of the plantation, and of course the 20 or so different rosella products that CC makes in her little kitchen each season available for you to take home.

This year’s Big Rosella Festival is set to be bigger than ever, with passionate locavore chefs James Barnden from Gympie’s Charlies Hotel and Glen Barratt from Wild Canary in Brookfield, as well as Dan and Steph of MKR fame all coming along to show visitors how they like to cook this delicious fruit.

The charismatic and knowledgeable patriarch Joe takes guests for tours of the farm and gives an animated account of the process from planting a seed to picking the fruit.

Greg and CC will also be inviting other local farming families to be involved in the day and running raffles to raise funds for Woolooga State School to build the festival into an inclusive community event.

It’s a lovely drive into the picturesque northwest of the Gympie region, which will take you just over an hour from Noosa. Take the Bruce Highway about 12km north of Gympie, and turn left onto the Wide Bay Highway towards Kilkivan.

Turn right at the Woolooga turnoff and the farm is about 5 minutes drive North of the little township on the left.

Thanks to the big red hibiscus fruit perched on top of a little shed it’s pretty hard to miss.


THE 3RD ANNUAL BIG ROSELLA FESTIVAL

Saturday 12 May from 9.00am till 4.00pm.

Admission: $5 for adults; free for kids under 12.

For more information follow CC’s Kitchen; Big Rosella Festival; or Petersen’s Farm on Facebook.


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