THEY have eaten at some of the best restaurants in Australia, but this week found out the value of fresh produce coming from the Tweed.
Three national journalists on a gourmet media tour of the Tweed left their city lifestyle to learn where the ingredients they cook with often come from.
Journalist for the national Good Taste magazine Eva Maria Bobbert said it had been surprising to see how much fresh produce came out of the Tweed.
"It has been a very surprising trip. We have seen so many producers, farmers and people working with the local produce, it would blow your mind," she said.
"It has been good quality and we will be taking a lot home.
"This is a really beautiful area and is a great destination when it comes to food and much more."
Australian Associated Press journalist Rosemary Desmond said it was obvious the Tweed had an impressive future ahead of itself, especially as a food destination.