TASTY GIFT: Federal member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker presented prime minister Malcolm Turnbull with a basket of fresh local produce.
TASTY GIFT: Federal member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker presented prime minister Malcolm Turnbull with a basket of fresh local produce. Contributed

Taking the buy local message to Canberra

FEDERAL Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker has given Malcolm Turnbull a taste of the Coffs Coast, presenting the Prime Minister with a basket of the region's spectacular produce.

The bundle of locally grown fruit and vegetables was assembled by Fresco Marketplace co-owner Shane Brooks to showcase the best of the region's primary produce.

"Fresh is best; and North Coast fresh is even better," Mr Hartsuyker said.

"I am very proud to bring our local produce to Canberra for the Prime Minister and my colleagues to sample.

"I may be biased, but I think our produce here is world-class."

The Prime Minister was treated to Woolgoolga-grown blueberries, bananas from Korora, avocados from Bruxner Park Rd and tomatoes from Corindi.

Mr Hartsuyker has thrown his support behind local businesses as part of the Think Big Shop Small campaign, which runs throughout November reminding us all of the contribution local small business makes to our regional economy.

"Support for North Coast shops and services will help drive small business economic and jobs growth," he said.

"Everyone can make a difference and drive jobs and economic growth on the North Coast through buying local."

For more information go to shopsmallaustralia.com.