2013 Event Program

Saturday 27th July

Bring along the whole family to celebrate the Winter harvest. There will be a large array of interactive stalls featuring local produce and locally made yummy stuff, as well as displays promoting more sustainable living.

A diverse range of food stalls will also be selling delicious fare including luscious gourmet hot food, pizza, tandoori, dutch pancakes, coffee and more.

The kids can enjoy a program of games and enter the “hide and seek” competition with a pasta maker as the prize. Get your entry forms now from many of the shops in town, including Rustic Pantry Wholefoods on Vulcan Street (there’s your first hint).

We’re very excited that Costa is joining us again this year and is really getting involved with the day’s program. See below.

9.00am HARVEST Opening Ceremony & Welcome to Country
featuring SAGE President Stuart Whitelaw and Georgina Parsons
9.30am — 10.30am Entertainment: Seaside Ukelele Orchestra
9.30am Stall holder feature with Costa: Old Mill Road BioFarm
Local veggie, poultry and beef growers from Turlinjah. Fraser & Kirsti started this enterprise from scratch and now have a thriving business. Learn about their story and find out about their approach to growing and raising food mindfully and without chemical inputs
9.45am Stall holder feature with Costa: Bliss Honey
Husband and wife team Tom & Greta produce some of the best honey in this region. Tom is the bee-man and Greta packages and markets their beautifully presented honeys and beeswax products. Certified organic by SCPA and cold filtered.
10.00am Stall holder feature with Costa: Towamba Station Olives
Located in the far south of NSW, Towamba Station has a proud pioneer history. It now produces Angus beef, Angora goats and a stunning variety of table olives and oils. Listen to Norbert & Elizabeth talk about their enterprise and their quest for the best olive.
10.15am Costa talks about National Tree Day Sunday 28th July
10.30am — 11.00am Kids games including sack races, horseshoe throwing and more
11.00am — 11.30am Entertainment: Deep River Choir & Drum Ensemble
11.30am Costa talks with SAGE President Stuart Whitelaw
What is SAGE? What does SAGE do? Ever wanted to get involved? Listen to SAGE’s story as told by our President.
11.45am Stall holder feature with Costa: Shoalhaven Mushrooms
Mysterious mushrooms. Delicious mushrooms! Michelle, a retired chef, will be deep frying stuffed mushrooms for visitors to sample. Don’t miss this, as her mushrooms are the best you will find anywhere. Not an overstatement.
12.00pm Stall holder feature with Costa: Symphony Farm
Joel Salatin’s “beyond organic” farming movement is growing. It has reached Australia and our region at Tilba Tilba. Amanda & Graham have established a certified organic, holistically managed, polyculture farm growing pastured poultry and beef. And they just might be who saves the Bega Small Species Abattoir, an important local resource in danger of closing. This is a great opportunity to learn all about the agrarian renaissance that is sweeping the world.
12.15pm Stall holder feature with Costa: South Coast Dairy
Why is $1 milk so bad for the dairy industry? Find out how it’s hurting our local diary farmers and sample some of the delicious dairy products that are produced and processed right here in southeast NSW. Worth so much more than $1 a litre.
12.30pm Stall holder feature with Costa: Cobargo Farm
A quiet achiever, Janet is industrious and never seems to run out of energy. She manages a diverse farm growing fruit and vegetables and is an important feature of the Cobargo community. Learn what’s going on right under our noses, without any fuss or fanfare.
12.45pm Winners of raffle prizes and competitions drawn
1.00pm — 1.30pm Entertainment: Ironic Circus