Orange has a long history of producing a wide range of agricultural products - most notably apples. You can experience everything from the 'paddock to plate', starting with the producer and farm gate through to boutique production of value added products and renowned dining experiences.
We promote and support local, seasonal and sustainable produce and are advocates of the '100-Mile Diet' concept - you'll enjoy the range of produce we have within a 100 mile (160km) radius from Orange.
Such is our enthusiasm for food, we have a group called Food of Orange District (F.O.O.D) who started F.O.O.D Week nearly 20 years ago and we boast a rich year-round food culture.
The Orange Region Farmer's Market is held on the second Saturday of the month - meet the person who farms the product, sample the fare and taste the difference.
Get involved in 'hands-on' food in a cooking class with a local, seasonal focus, roll up your sleeves during F.O.O.D Week or pick berries and fruit in season at one of our orchards.
When it comes to dining our love for food extends across all age groups, tastes and budgets. Our fine dining restaurants are nationally awarded, with several in receipt of Sydney Morning Herald Chef Hats.
Family friendly restaurants augment a great pub food scene and if you venture out of the towns, you'll stumble across a winery, often with a restaurant or cafe attached to its cellar door. We also have a number of special venues and caterers for celebrations.