Festival celebrates all things feijoabulous this Sunday

By Anne-Marie McDonald

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FABULOUS FEIJOAS ; Sandie Roach from Sustainable Whanganui with just a small portion of her feijoa crop. PHOTO/STUART MUNRO
FABULOUS FEIJOAS ; Sandie Roach from Sustainable Whanganui with just a small portion of her feijoa crop. PHOTO/STUART MUNRO

If you love feijoas, you'll want to head along to the Resource Recovery Centre on Sunday for the Feijoabulous Festival.

The Sustainable Whanganui-organised festival is a celebration of all things feijoa including feijoa-themed quizzes, recipe swaps, games, art-making, and competitions for the biggest, smallest and ugliest feijoas. There will even be screening of feijoa-themed short films.

Sandie Roach from Sustainable Whanganui said there would also be a pot-luck lunch, and people were invited to bring feijoa goodies to share.

"If people have too many feijoas, this is a good opportunity to share them with other people," Ms Roach said.

"Feijoas are a fruit that often get wasted, so we'd like to see them being put to good use instead."

Ms Roach said feijoa trees grow well in most areas of New Zealand. They're an ideal fruit to eat in autumn because they are high in vitamin C, helping to keep colds at bay.

The trees are actually native to South America and were named after a Brazilian botanist, Joao da Silva Feijo.

This is the second year Sustainable Whanganui has held a feijoa festival.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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