This Saturday 17 March, the Southeast HARVEST Regional Food Festival will celebrate the quality and diversity of food produced in the south eastern shires of New South Wales.
Generously supported by Eurobodalla Toyota, the Moruya Country Markets and a host of other sponsors, event organisers have been able to put together a fantastic program of special guests and demonstrations in the Main Event Marquee, featuring Jackie French, Julie Goodwin and Gardening Australia’s Costa.
Gates will open at 8.30am before the first speaker kicks off the program at 9am.
Outside of the marquee program, there will be even more for people to discover. An array of interactive stalls will be there, featuring local producers and locally made delicacies, as well as displays promoting more sustainable living and activities for children.
The festival is a great opportunity to meet some of the people who are growing food in our region, including market gardeners from the Moruya area and Cobargo, olive growers from Towamba and a garlic grower from the Deua River. Our local region’s milk producer, South Coast Milk, will also be there, offering yoghurt and cheese tastings as well as issuing a challenge to pick the $1/litre supermarket milk from their own.
The HARVEST also embraces our wine producers and tastings will be available from a Murrumbateman winery and a native fruit winery near Mogo which offers some very unusual products. For cider lovers, the locally famous Sully’s Cider will also be available.
All of these stalls present a rare opportunity to meet and talk to people who grow food and make quality products on our doorstep.
Alongside the producers, visitors to the HARVEST will find businesses and organisations that promote healthier, more sustainable living. Gardening supplies, green power, eco-products, courses to learn how to keep bees or make cheese, these are all some of the stalls that will be at the festival this Saturday 17 March.
The philosophy of the Southeast HARVEST is to share, connect, educate. To share knowledge and the bounty of the harvest, to connect with the people who grow our food and to educate each other and ourselves about how to grow and enjoy food. Come along this Saturday and be part of a wonderful community event.
Entry to the HARVEST is only $5 (16 years and over) or $10 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children 16 or over). Children under 16 are free. Tickets include access to the full program of events in the main marquee. Gates open at 8.30am.
Visit the Southeast HARVEST website for more information.