Perhaps their name gives it away… yes, Bendigo’s Food Fossickers are a group of passionate food and wine lovers intent on seeking out and sharing the best food experiences the city has to offer. Quite simply, their goal is to put local food on local plates, for the health and benefit of locals, visitors and businesses.

Take the advice of regional growers, farmers, producers and chefs and follow your nose to the source of memorable food moments, be it at a restaurant table, a farmers’ market, a fresh food providore or straight from the farm gate.

Or better still, join the Food Fossicking tour, it leaves from the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre each Saturday morning and will take you straight to the best food experiences in the heart of a city, via a passionate and knowledgably guide. Meet the makers, sample their wares, shop as you go and finish with a memorable meal of local produce from the beautiful Masons restaurant.

Embrace your inner food fossicker and follow their online guide on where to eat, drink, shop and visit to experience a true taste of Bendigo and surrounds.

The group curates regular events and tours to tempt your taste buds. They offer a chance to come face-to-face with the talented, earthy folk who grow, produce and make the region’s most mouth-watering wares. Think sweet treats, sourdough breads, micro herbs that pack a punch, ethically-farmed pork, poultry and lamb, award-winning wines and locally-brewed beer and cider.

Are you hungry now? Start by heading straight to the Food Fossicker’s website to plan your gastronomical tour of food-loving Bendigo or check out one of the following Food Fossickers venues.