Local BBQ triumph

SIZZLING steaks, more than 1200 people and plenty of local produce filled the street on Sunday morning when the NSW BBQ Challenge came to town.

The Countrylink Regional NSW Barbecue Challenge and Farmers Market attracted plenty of locals, while others travelled from Tenterfield, Armidale and Glen Innes. The event was held in the Evans Street cultural precinct and also included a showcase dinner at Signet’s Restaurant on Saturday night. On Sunday there were seven entries in the barbecue cook off. 

It was a local team from Figtrees Organic Farms that did Inverell proud, winning the cook-off.

Their winning beef dish showcased their local produce and they will now represent the region at the final in Sydney, which will be held as part of the Sydney International Food Festival on October 20. 

Ann Clydsdale from Tourism Inverell said the entire event was very well received and a big success, especially given it was the first time it’s been held. 

OFF TO SYDNEY: Henry Sheehan, Katrina Morris and Glenn Morris from Figtrees Organic Farms won the BBQ Challenge.

OFF TO SYDNEY: Henry Sheehan, Katrina Morris and Glenn Morris from Figtrees Organic Farms won the BBQ Challenge.

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