Moree Long Lunch tickets available soon

THE Moree on a Plate Long Lunch has gained cult status across the region in recent years, and it’s almost time to purchase those highly coveted tickets to this year’s event.

To be held on Saturday, September 14 in the gardens of B&W Rural, the event complements the Moree on a Plate Festival held each May and aims to further promote the region’s produce.

Tickets go on sale this Sunday, August 4, at 10am via and with the event selling out in minutes last year, organisers suggest striking fast.

Ros Van Dongen, one of the organisers, advised potential party-goers to be organised and ready to purchase at 10am.

However a larger number of tickets available this year, plus an online waiting list, should avoid any disappointment.

Narrabri’s Treen White of Relish Catering will deliver a five-course menu showcasing mouth-watering fresh fare from across the region.

Live music will also add to the relaxed atmosphere of the day.

Joc Wilson and Sam Murphy enjoy a catch up at the 2018 Moree on a Plate Long Lunch

And with the Moree region a prime wheat growing centre, this year the Manildra Group has generously sponsored the Moree on a Plate Long Lunch.

“From wheat to pecan nut trees, our region is blessed with fertile soils and passionate producers and we are ideally placed as a leader on the regional fresh produce map,” Ros said.

“We are extremely grateful to Manildra for recognising our strength as an agricultural production powerhouse, and generously supporting our Moree on a Plate Long Lunch.

“This lunch is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase our wonderful industry in a relaxed, informal setting and perfectly complements the annual Moree on a Plate Festival held each May,” Ros said.

She said the event, now in its seventh year, was an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy a day out before the busy spring festive season kicks in.

“It’s also an opportunity to recognise and thank our other generous sponsors and to further promote the fabulous variety of local produce on offer in the north-west,” she said.

Words and Image: Georgina Poole