2014 Event Program


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Friday 7th November

Grow the Grower Symposium

10.00am to 2.00pm

Moruya Golf Club

Organised by Eurobodalla Shire Council and supported by the Southeast Harvest, this event is for those involved in the growing, preparation, packaging or sale of locally manufactured food. Learn about food safety, selling at the markets, labelling, business basics and more.

    • FREE (bookings essential)


To book your place, call Sarah Cooper on 02 4474 1271 or email sarah.cooper@eurocoast.nsw.gov.au.

Chew the Fat

“The Future of Food: How realistic is an entirely local food system?”

from 7.00pm

SAGE Garden, Queen Street, Moruya

A discussion hosted by ABC South East’s Ian Campbell and featuring special guests Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgadis and science communicator and author Dr Julian Cribb.

  • $12 per person in advance (tickets available from 30th September at SAGE Farmers Market, Tuesdays from 3pm)
  • $15 per person at the gate
  • Under 15 free

This is sure to be an enjoyable evening with plenty of fun and some serious conversation about where our food will come from. Gates open at 5.30 for BYO picnic dinner in the SAGE community garden with a 7pm kick off.

Local Produce Dinners

Be part of an evening of celebrating our local food culture. Enjoy four courses made from only fresh local produce at these locations:

The River
Bookings essential 4474 5505
16a Church Street, Moruya

Air Raid Tavern
Bookings essential 4474 2074
73 Vulcan Street, Moruya

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Saturday 8th November

Southeast Harvest Regional Food Festival

9.00am to 3.00pm

Riverside Park, Moruya

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

ABC Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis will be there, introducing stall holders to the crowd and getting involved with games for the kids.

Enjoy music from a variety of artists as they busk throughout the day.

The Main Event Marquee will host a fascinating program of talks from a diverse collection of speakers and a cooking demonstration using local and seasonal produce.

Main Event Marquee Program:

9.30am Opening Ceremony and Welcome to Country
With SAGE President Fraser Bayley, Southeast Harvest Patron Jackie French, elder Georgina Parsons and special guests.
10.00 – 10.45am Indigenous Food Heritage of the Eurobodalla presented by Vikki Parsley.
Join Vikki in learning about our local plants and their uses. Listen while she shares her knowledge, with slides and samples.
11.00 – 11.45am Cooking with Local and Seasonal Produce presented by Melanie White from Healthkick, biological nutrition and wellness coaching
Melanie has a passion for slow food and healthy living. As practitioner of Ayurveda and Metabolic Nutrition, Melanie believes in the power of seasonal growing and eating. Watch Melanie create a variety of quick and easy seasonal dishes, using ingredients sourced from our local growers.
12.00 – 12.45pm The Future of Food in the 21st Century presented by author of “The Coming Famine” Dr Julian Cribb
Julian Cribb is one of Australia’s most experienced science communicators and writers. In this session, Dr Cribb will discuss the impending crises that threaten food production globally and what we need to do to avoid them.Is local food production the answer?
1.00 – 1.45pm Making Cheese at Home presented by Erica Dibden, South Coast Cheese & Tilba Milk
Do you love cheese? If you enjoy making your own cheese at home, bring some along to have it tasted get feedback from expert cheesemaker, Erica Dibden. All your cheesemaking questions will be answered. Erica will also be demonstrating how to make butter at home. This session is all about healthy, wholesome dairy.

SAGE Riverfeast

from 7.00pm til late

Main Event Marquee, Riverside Park, Moruya

$65 per person — tickets essential — limit of 4 tickets
available from 30th September 2014 at SAGE Farmers Market, Tuesdays 3pm

Enjoy a lavish Stoneage themed banquet of local food, accompanied by live music, under the moon and stars on the banks of the Moruya River.

Come dressed in your best Paleo-inspired gear and be ready for a night of fun and fundraising.

Special guests Costa and Julian Cribb will both be there to share in this fantastic community event.

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Sunday 9th November

SAGE Open Day

10.00am to 1.00pm

SAGE site, Queen Street, Moruya

Come along and enjoy morning tea at the SAGE garden. $5 gets you some cake or a muffin and an endless cuppa (or $15 a family). Enjoy the gardens, find out how it all began and what SAGE is focussing on now. There’ll be music, some info sessions and the ability to meet the SAGE committee members and ask the hard questions.

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