Local Harvest – The Sunshine Coast & Surrounds Regional Food Directory is a comprehensive food and beverage directory for Sunshine Coast and Surrounds based food and beverage producers. It was created in 2005 by Petra Hughes as an initiative to raise awareness for the Sunshine Coast food industries and to make it easier for foodies, retailers and chefs to source Sunshine Coast food and produce.  Petra Hughes continues to maintain and develop Local Harvest in a hope to make it the best regional food and produce guide on the Sunshine Coast.

There are many benefits to becoming a member of Local Harvest – The Sunshine Coast & Surrounds Regional Food Directory and it is an effective way of marketing your brand/product and letting consumers know that you are out there and where to find you. If you are a Sunshine Coast and Surrounds food grower, producer or processor and you are not listed on the Local Harvest and should be, send us an email and we will soon fix that!

The Sunshine Coast’s regional fine food, produce & growers directory, helping you find your Sunshine Coast foodie treasures.



FAN is a collaborative ecosystem 
that empowers its members and 
industry to grow.

Established by the industry for the industry, FAN is a not-for-profit food industry cluster that was established in 2015.

FAN aims to grow the industry by creating an ecosystem that supports collaboration, accelerates innovation and drives trade locally and globally.

Today FAN has more than 370 members from across the food value chain located in Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and beyond and is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading Australian food cluster.


Petra Hughes is the administrator and designer of Local Harvest – The Sunshine Coast and Surrounds Regional Food Directory.  She is also a Creative Director (award winning), Designer, Photographer, Product Developer, Author, Publisher, Reviewer, Web Designer, Small Business Consultant, ‘major ideas person’ and self proclaimed dreamer and entrepreneur.

Petra has spent the last 15 years scouring markets and developing initiatives in how to generate more interest in the Sunshine Coast Regional Food movement and years before that collating information and contacts in a hope to develop something tangible that will make a difference to the Sunshine Coast’s food industry, also having on a number of food related research documents for Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Petra’s primary focus is for everyone to love and support regional food as much as she does. ‘Food is life’ so surely ‘good food’ equates to ‘good life’!

Discover how Local Harvest can help promote your business!

See how Local Harvest can help your food related business – email info@sunshinecoastregionalfood.com.au for a free consultation.


Support your local producers. What’s in it for you? Fresh fabulous food!
What’s in it for them? Being able to continue doing so.

Don’t just say you support local… SUPPORT LOCAL!