THE Berry Rural Co-operative will celebrate the success of its award- winning South Coast Milk this Saturday.
The co-op claimed a number of awards at the Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show, including overall champion milk, and will give local residents the chance to sample some of its products for free this Saturday at the Berry IGA.
Chairman Paul Timbs said it was a chance for people to taste “gold medal winning products”.
“We will provide free milkshakes and scones and cream and yoghurt tasting,” he said.
“It’s about allowing locals to taste some of our products and promote our success at the Sydney Royal.”
As well as taking out the Jim Forsyth Perpetual Trophy for champion milk for its whole milk, the co-op also claimed gold medals for its whole milk, skim milk and lite milk and silvers for organic milk, organic lite milk and fresh cream.
The co-op will join the Berry Rotary Club on the day, which is promoting its PolioPlus program, aimed to end polio around the world.
Berry Club member Ken Hutt recently climbed the world’s sixth highest mountain, Mount Cho Oyu in Tibet, which is only 600 metres short of Everest, to raise money and awareness for the program.
He planned to jump off the summit of the 8201-metre mountain, but was forced to take off from a lower level at camp two, paragliding to his landing at base camp, kilometres below.
The club will stage a free sausage sizzle and welcomes any donations towards the EndPolioNow Campaign.
Mr Timbs said the promotion would get under way at 9.30am.