Take a bite out of the EP

FESTIVAL: Stalls at what was formerly known as the Eyre Peninsula Farmer and Fishermen's Market in 2016. Picture: Supplied

FESTIVAL: Stalls at what was formerly known as the Eyre Peninsula Farmer and Fishermen's Market in 2016. Picture: Supplied

Streaky Bay is ready to sample the best the region has to offer as it prepares to host A Taste of Eyre Peninsula this Sunday.

Taking place at the foreshore between 10am and 5pm, the market provides the opportunity to indulge in a variety of dishes prepared by local chefs and producers in a festival atmosphere.

Local produce showcased will include Eyre Peninsula-caught whiting and garfish, Streaky Bay stingray, snapper pie, flake tacos with salsa, prawns, prawn and chorizo skewers, oysters and the river farm lamb spit baguette or lamb pearle barley salad.

Taste wines from local Eyre Peninsula wineries and surprise cocktails from the wild.

Try Popes Honey and West Coast pistachio nut waffle topped with honey comb and ice cream to enjoy with your choice of coffee and tea.

Also available for tasting and purchase is small goods, smoked tuna and baked items.

Jayne Holland of Streaky Bay Tourism was excited to see the event return for another year.

“Streaky Bay Tourism are always thrilled to be associated with the Taste of Eyre Peninsula event, it is important to those of us who are passionate about tourism to showcase what our region has to offer,” she said.

“A Taste of EP is currently the only annual food and produce event with a regional focus held in Streaky Bay and visitors come especially each year from far and wide just to experience the great food and produce, amazing views, fantastic weather and live music on our foreshore.

“In 2017 Streaky Bay’s local producers are prominent which shows the commitment to all things EP and in addition, the council and the community continue to support the event in beautiful Streaky Bay, so well done to all involved and see you there on the day.”

There will also be entertainment provided by local musician Bonkers, while visitors to the event can get artistic and partake in a unique cardboard printmaking demonstration and lino printing workshop

Following a one-week residency, Namibian artist Petrus Jero Amuthenu, Ceduna and Yalata Aboriginal artisits eBay and Sheree Jones and ArtsUp community artists will deliver the workshop for a $10 fee.

Marketgoers can get artistic to design and make their own printed creation ready to frame and display.

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