I love the climate of the Granite Belt and I have wonderful memories of visiting producers with my children to taste icecream and jams after a good walk in the National Park.”
For years, Rowan wondered how she could combine her love for the Granite Belt and her life in Brisbane with a business. In 2016, she founded Harrow and Finch Fine Hampers, a business that features products made from the finest fruits and vegetables of the Granite Belt and provides them to clients who are passionate about good food. “With so many talented producers in the Granite Belt, I decided to focus on food because I have fond memories of enjoying the local produce with family and friends,” Rowan said. “I feature the family favourites we’ve enjoyed for years, like the The Bramble Patch, Jamworks Gourmet Foods and Mt Stirling Olives.”
These local companies create such delicacies as blood orange marmalade, kalamata olives in raspberry vinegar and rosemary, eggplant kassoundi, and caramelised balsamic vinegar. Items are chosen for the hampers only after extensive tastings and discussions with the producers, ensuring that each hamper features the best products possible.
Harrow and Finch Fine Hampers is available for delivery throughout Australia and around the world. Each hamper is beautifully presented and carefully packaged so every item arrives safely at its destination.
Rowan only sells products that she herself uses and loves. The chilli and lime dipping sauce is perfect with cold prawns and the pear and ginger paste is splendid with a cheese platter. For a refreshing drink she adds verjuice to ice cold soda water, and for dinner spreads caramelised capsicum and chilli on a pizza base, then tops it with smoked chicken, bocconcini, and torn basil leaves.