Harvest Festival 2018-03-16T07:31:18+00:00

Celebrate local food, farming and fibre

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Bungendore Harvest Festival Friday Program

Bungendore Harvest Festival Saturday Program

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Bungendore Harvest Festival Sunday Program

Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March 2018

Join us for a weekend that will bring the Bungendore region alive in a celebration of food, farming and fibre related activities.  The Bungendore Harvest Festival will promote integrity and freshness in the growing, breeding and production of produce in the Southern Harvest Region.

Tickets (free) are available online in advance, for your chance to win a $250 voucher (can be used online or in-store) from BRural (terms and conditions) – Register Here

Friday 16th March – A Taste of Bungendore

Linger over meals showcasing locally sourced food and beverages.

Saturday 17th March – All The Ingredients You Need

The streets of Bungendore will come alive with stalls, talks, cooking demonstrations and other activities along the Festival Way, on the Festival Green, at the Harvest Tent, Kids Space and on the Festival Stage. The location for the Harvest Festical is along the footpaths in Ellendon Street between (Malbon and Gibratar Streets) and at participating businesses. Map of Bungendore.

Sunday 18th March – Immerse Yourself

Explore the region and discover Bungendore as a regional food destination. Participate in farm and winery tours,  wander around a beautiful garden, enjoy traditional Devonshire tea, or do wine tastings.  Sample Bungendore’s freshest and finest local food at cafes and winery restaurants.

 

We are busy organising even more activities across the weekend, so stay tuned!

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ALL WEEKEND   Harvest Festival window dress displays at the shops throughout the village

Friday 16th March – Eating Out

12NOON-5PM  The Big Green Cup Café: offering a Grazing Plate every day of the Festival, commencing 12pm Friday, which includes fresh and local meats cheese fruit and veg accompanied with local breads. Cost is $25 per head, with bookings preferred (to guarantee a seat!).

5.30-8.30PM     Local food and beverages at The Royal Hotel Bistro

6-9PM                 Local food and beverages at The George Bar & Dining

6-9PM                 Local dishes and wines at Fat Baby Thai

7-9:30PM           Bungendore Harvest Festival ‘Trust the Chef’ Dinner at Le Tres Bon (bookings essential)

Saturday 17th March – All the ingredients you need

Harvest Way

10AM-4PM     Bungendore Harvest Festival Market Stalls at the Festival Way in Ellendon Street

10AM-4PM     Horse and Carriage Rides $10 leaving from Cnr Ellendon and Gibraltar Streets at the Horse Stop

10AM-4PM     Beekeeping Q & A at the Bees R Us Market Stall

11AM               Guess the Ferment at the Sapling Yard Market Stall

12NOON         Talk: Kerenza Brown: infusing Olive Oil with herbs at Flat Out Produce Market Stall

12NOON           Grape stomping at the Sapling Yard Market Stall

1.30PM            Talk: Scott Williams of Bees R Us: The Art of Bee Keepingat the Bees R Us Market Stall

Festival Green

10AM               Launch of the Bungendorables on the Festival Green – come on down and visit!

10:30AM        Dachshund Fashion Parade on the Festival Green – Donations to the Australian Dachshund Rescueregister here

11:30AM         Music by POLK on the Festival Stage

12:30PM         Music by Danny V – acoustic on the Festival Stage

1:00PM           Music by the Broken Arrows on the Festival Stage

1.45PM             Bungendore Community Choir outside PRDnationwide Bungendore

2:00PM           Music by Mog acoustic on the Festival Stage

3-4PM              Music – Dark Horse Band on the Festival Stage

Harvest Tent

11AM               Evan Dunstone of WoodDust talking on the International Woodworking Scene as a Hobby. Music: Owen Elliot: classical guitar demonstration on a Smallman Guitar.

11.30AM-12NOON   Talk: Jennie Curtis: Out of the City – Adventures in Small Farming

2-2.30PM       Cooking demonstration: Chris Curtis of Food for Friends: what to do with tomatoes

2:30-3PM       Growing Garlic Cultivars from Silverskin, Creole and Artichoke groups in the ACT and Southern Tablelands – Bronwyn Richards – Harvest Tent

3PM                 Cooking Demonstration with Chef Christophe Gregoire of Le Tres Bon at the Harvest Tent

Harvest Kids

10AM-4PM     Kids activities on the Festival Green at Harvest kids – Loads of fun for the little ones including prizes

At Harvest Kids:
Stealing eggs game
Potato race
Egg and spoon race
Kids Sheep dog trials-In pairs
Shopping bag race
Apple spiral eating off string.

Harvest Rest

10AM-4PM     Face Painting at the Harvest Rest

Also at the Harvest Rest:  Potato stamping, Apple stamping.

In the Village

IGA First Birthday Celebrations in Malbon Street

9AM-3PM      Phil’s Emporium Op Shop 1st Birthday Celebrations, Butmaroo St – jumping castle, balloons, barista coffee,birthday cake and  great bargains

9AM-5PM       Timber Burl Gems Display at Bungendore Woodworks

10AM-4PM      The Big Green Cup Café: offering a Grazing Plate, which includes fresh and local meats cheese fruit and veg accompanied with local breads. Cost is $25 per head, with bookings preferred (to guarantee a seat!).

10:30-2PM     Cooking Class Lunch at Le Tres Bon with local produce

11AM-3PM     Tasting Plate at the Big Green Cup Cafe, Village Square

11AM-4PM     The Gathering Cafe will be a hub of activities.  Join two locals to hear about their experiences with permaculture and try the end results with skin care products for you to try or purchase.  Enjoy fantastic coffee and fresh healthy food at the Gathering Cafe which sources local produce such as Long Paddock eggs, Lonsdale St Roasters coffee, Wynella meat, Little Big Dairy Co: a single source milk fresh produce straight from the veggie patch or try the fabulous in-house cooked french apple tart or maybe a slice of strawberry shortcake.  Look for the scarecrows out the front of 10 Gibraltar St and join in crafty harvest painting for the children or maybe have a game of two of Pumpkin and Squash Noughts and Crosses: its all free.

12NOON-2PM     Local food and beverages at The Royal Hotel Bistro

12-3PM                 Local dishes and wines at Fat Baby Thai

12-3PM           Local Food and Beverages at The George Bar & Dining

5.30-8.30PM     Local food and beverages at The Royal Hotel Bistro

6-9PM                 Local food and beverages at The George Bar & Dining

6-9PM                 Local dishes and wines at Fat Baby Thai

Further Afield

10AM-4PM     Affleck Vineyard Art Show plus free wine tasting and cheese, biscuit and wine plates.

10AM-6PM      Provisions Deli and Grocery Braidwood, for all your local produce needs 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood

11AM-4PM     Lark Hill Biodynamic Vineyard – Cellar Door Open

12-3PM           Lunch at Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery

Sunday 18th March – Immerse yourself

Farm Tours and Wineries

10AM-4PM       Affleck Vineyard Art Show plus free wine tasting and cheese, biscuit and wine plates $10

10-11AM           Farm tour (bookings essential $20pp) at Jerrabatt Gully Organics

10-11AM           Farm tour (bookings essential $20/pp) at Caroola Farm

11AM-4PM       Lark Hill Biodynamic Vineyard – Cellar Door Open

11AM-5PM       Local food and wine at Contentious Character

11AM-5PM       The Old Stone House Open Gardens, Devonshire tea and free wine tastings – please book for Devonshire Tea

12-3PM             Lunch at Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery

12NOON-2PM     Local food and beverages at The Royal Hotel Bistro

12-3PM                 Local dishes and wines at Fat Baby Thai

12-3PM           Local Food and Beverages at The George Bar & Dining

2-3PM               Jerrabatt Gully Organics farm tour (bookings essential $20/pp – children free) at Jerrabatt Gully Organics

2-3PM              Caroola Farm tour (bookings essential $20/pp – children free) at Caroola Farm

2.15-4.30PM   Aminya Organic Olive Grove Farm Tour (bookings essential $15/pp – children free) in association with Flat Out Produce

3-4PM              Mamma Rita’s Farm tour (bookings essential $20/pp – children free) at Mamma Rita’s Farm

In the Village

9AM-2PM       the market@bungendore, Bungendore Memorial Hall

9AM-5PM       Timber Burl Gems Display at Bungendore Woodworks

9:30AM           Bungendore Anglican Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service –  open air, kid’s activity for the morning will be scarecrow construction

10AM-4PM    The Big Green Cup Café: offering a Grazing Plate, which includes fresh and local meats cheese fruit and veg accompanied with local breads. Cost is $25 per head, with bookings preferred (to guarantee a seat!).

11AM-4PM     The Gathering Cafe and Gib St Courtyard Art Connection. Pumpkin and Squash Noughts and Crosses outside 10 Gibraltar Street, plus Childrens Craft Activities.

11AM-5PM       The Old Stone House Open Gardens, Devonshire tea and free wine tastings – please book for Devonshire Tea

12NOON-2PM     Local food and beverages at The Royal Hotel Bistro

12-3PM                 Local dishes and wines at Fat Baby Thai

12-3PM           Local Food and Beverages at The George Bar & Dining

5.30-8.30PM     Local food and beverages at The Royal Hotel Bistro

6-9PM                 Local dishes and wines at Fat Baby Thai

6-9PM              Local Food and Beverages at The George Bar & Dining

Further Afield

9.30AM-3.30PM Raising Animals Organically, Wynlen House Learning Centre $175 bookings essential

10AM-6PM      Provisions Deli and Grocery Braidwood, for all your local produce needs 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood

You will be spoiled for choice with the range of dining options available.  From Asian street food, local cafes, pub dining and an award winning French restaurant.

Le Tres Bon is an Award Winning French restaurant that is a strong supporter of seasonal local produce. French Chef Christophe Gregoire is proud of the Bungendore region’s vibrant food and wine producing community and regularly showcases and celebrates local produce with special dinner events; truffles, chestnuts and seasonal vegetables from local farms.  Their Bungendore Harvest Festival ‘Trust the Chef’ Dinner on Friday 16th March is an event not to be missed, along with a traditional French Cooking Lunch Class from 10.30 to 2.00pm

The Big Green Cup Cafe: offering a Grazing Plate every day of the Festival, commencing 12pm Friday, which includes fresh and local meats cheese fruit and veg accompanied with local breads. Cost is $25 per head, with bookings preferred (to guarantee a seat!). Normal menu still available.  Their ‘theme’ for the weekend is local honey! They’ll be serving honey milkshakes, honey and ginger ice tea along with honey treats that will be baked fresh in the morning.

The Gathering Cafe and Gib St Courtyard Art Connection are coordinating a free event for the Harvest Festival. The gathering will be the hub of a little bit of this and that: permaculture talk by two locals living the experience, skin care products, locally sourced produce, single source milk.

Adam’s Patisserie will be tempting you with fresh baked Mediterranean style cakes, baklavas, slices, biscuits and breads direct from their kitchen.  You will find these delicious baked goods among the market stalls in Ellendon Street on Saturday from 10AM – 4PM.

Cafe Wood Works is a vibrant and welcoming space surrounded by exquisite art and craft. Our freshly prepared meals are generous in size and flavour, and made from locally sourced produce when possible. Our friendly and accommodating staff will greet you with a warm welcome.  open 10AM-5PM daily and for dinner on Saturday night from 6PM.  Located right in front of the market stalls, on the corner of Ellendon and Malbon Streets.

Cannoli Brothers – If you’ve had the pleasure of trying cannoli then you know how delicious it can be. The Cannoli Brothers team are making cannoli to a recipe perfected to exact flavour and texture profiles to make it just right to bring to the Bungendore Harvest Festival.  The CB team use Australian ingredients, and source locally where possible including local eggs, dairy from the southern highlands and seasonal fruit, flour from Young and all Australian sugar. The freshly made cannoli shells are filled to order on site with a range of sweet custards, creams and cheese fillings. Find them among the market stalls on Saturday and take some home for a Saturday night treat…if it lasts that long.

Caroola Farm – will have a range of fresh produce from the farm, but, importantly will be cooking up a big batch of gluten and preservative-free beef sausages served with our famous Caroola Farm salad and your choice of sauce – come and see us Saturday in Ellendon Street.

Contentious Character  is a contemporary vineyard estate with winery, cellar door, kitchen, and function facilities. They offer a unique tasting experience with their extensive range of aged vintages, from their Founders Museum collection. These aged wines have matured exceptionally well with cellaring and now present a mellow complexity, way beyond their value. They are complemented by the new releases of recent vintages, under the Contentious Character brand. Open Friday 5-8pm, Saturday and Sundays 10am to 5pm. Look across the vineyard and surrounding countryside, while their kitchen serves up a fresh, local, sharing menu, including wood fired dishes, and charcuterie, all paired to the wines. That’s hardly contentious! You’ll also find their aged wines at the Bungendore Harvest Festival market stalls on Ellendon Street on Saturday from 10AM-4PM.

Corang EstateThe essence of Corang Estate is about celebrating the unique wine flavours and cool climate styles of the NSW Southern Tablelands. Our regional selection showcases fine examples of the wines this area has to offer, which in time will be complimented by our own estate-grown Shiraz and Tempranillo from our vineyard at Nerriga. We feel the Hilltops and Tumbarumba regions of the Southern Tablelands are producing some of Australia’s most exciting wines at the moment. We have selected superb examples of these, working closely with winemaker, and growers to ensure top quality.

Dewsburys Free Range Pork focus on producing ethically raised, high quality free range pork grown using a pasture based rotational grazing system. Dewsburys will be serving up Pork and Slaw Rolls from their Pig on the Spit.

Fat Baby Thai restaurant at 36A Gibraltar St Bungendore will be serving up dishes with local ingredients

Good Life Food will bring fresh Indonesian and Balinese street food to Bungendore.  Daniar uses locally grown organic vegetables and eggs and meat from local suppliers. No MSG is used. Because Good Life Food care for our land, plastic usage is minimised. Take-away containers are made from bamboo, not corn starch, and cutlery is made from wood.  you’ll find Good Life Food at the market stalls on Ellendon Street from 10AM-4PM on Saturday 17th March.

The Gathering Cafe will be a hub of activities.  Join two locals to hear about their experiences with permaculture and try the end results with skin care products for you to try or purchase.  Enjoy fantastic coffee and fresh healthy food at the Gathering Cafe which sources local produce such as Long Paddock eggs, Lonsdale St Roasters coffee, Wynella meat, Little Big Dairy Co: a single source milk fresh produce straight from the veggie patch or try the fabulous in-house cooked french apple tart or maybe a slice of strawberry shortcake.  Look for the scarecrows out the front of 10 Gibraltar St and join in crafty harvest painting for the children or maybe have a game of two of Pumpkin and Squash Noughts and Crosses: its all free.

Idyllic Hills -Idyllic Hills vineyard is situated at an elevation of 620m above sea level, in beautiful Murrumbateman. The vineyard is located in the heart of the cool climate wine region of the Canberra district.

Lark Hill Winery – Enjoy lunch as you gaze out over Lark Hill’s biodynamic vineyard – the menu features produce grown on our farm, as well as regional, organic and biodynamic produce. Lark Hill takes Saturday and Sunday lunch tables up to 7 seats at 12:00, 12:45 and 13:30PM.  Bookings recommended.

Long Paddock Eggs – Long Paddock Eggs focuses on the production of good tasting, pastured, free range eggs. Our farming practices are sustainable. Egg Sales plus Bacon and Egg Rolls.

RnR’s Diner – Roy and Ryan from ‘R n Rs’ welcome you to visit their New and Exciting American 50/60’s themed Diner where you will be greeted with relaxed, friendly, country style hospitality. Enjoy our home style cooking – all fresh made to order and with great prices to match!  Open 7AM-5PM in the Village Square, across the road from the market stalls.

Royal Hotel is a classic country pub and will have Royal Dark beer available throughout the Bungendore Harvest Festival and a focus on St Patricks Day with a band for Saturday evening.  The bistro is always a popular choice for lunch or dinner.  Local meat and vegies will be on the menu.  The Royal Hotel offers basic accommodation, but it’s clean and friendly, so why not stay for the weekend?

Sapling Yard – A boutique winery making hand crafted wine using grapes sourced from their vineyard together with premium fruit carefully selected from premier vineyards in Murrumbateman and Tumbarumba. Located at Charley’s Forest 25km north of Braidwood.

Summerhill Road Vineyard is a boutique winery in the Bungendore Region with handpicked and handcrafted award-winning wine. They will have fine wines available for sale as well as wine jelly.

The Carrington Inn offers a range of dining options including an la carte salon, relaxed tavern dining and a Garden Room with its signature offerings including MyTea® – Personal-Size High Teas and Box-Lunch under the Elms. The Carrington is a fresh wholefood establishment that uses local produce when available. Food is prepared on-site with fresh and whole ingredients.  The Carrington will have regional food and beverages for sale throughout the weekend.

The George Bar and Dining offer great food made with locally sourced Australian meat, seafood and produce served in comfortable, family friendly and relaxed surroundings, fantastic wine from the Canberra District and amazing craft beer and cider.  Throughout the Bungendore Harvest Festival, they will showcase the region’s superb produce Bookings for meals are recommended, or drop by to sample local wine and craft beer anytime.

The Mad Falcon will be selling gourmet burgers, chicken drumsticks, homemade coleslaws and desserts.

Bungendore has more to offer than fresh local food and wine.  You will discover many unique shopping experiences.

Market Day stallholders

Saturday 17th March, 10AM – 4PM – Ellendon Street, Bungendore

Adam’s Patisserie will be tempting you with fresh baked Mediterranean style cakes, baklavas, slices, biscuits and breads direct from their kitchen.

Bees R Us sell local honey, beeswax and honey inspired products and beekeeping supplies. They make their own products. Ingredients that don’t come from bees is sourced from organic shops. Bees R Us bees live a happy life foraging and collecting nectar from the flowers of the season around the forests and farm lands of Braidwood.  Drop by their stall to find out more about keeping bees at 1:30PM.  They’ll be available all day to answer your questions.

Bent Shed Produce aims to bring the flavours of native Australian food to the general cooking audience. We do this by growing our own produce and providing a direct incentive to others who may be considering growing produce suited to the local cool Australian climate. Selling Australian native herbs, spices, fruit and veg fresh in season and dried. Supplied as the pure product and mixed into blends, salts and sugars. Ready-to-eat products such as biscuits, crackers, meringues, breads and other edibles. Bush-ranged multi-coloured and multi-species eggs.

Boomerang Bags A volunteer community group that makes reusable cloth shopping bags from repurposed materials to help reduce plastic waste from entering the environment.

Braidwood Garlic Growers Co-op formed in 2017 and is the first garlic cooperative in Australia. It aims to create a knowledge, marketing and economic hub that facilitates the production of regional grown garlic by both small and large producers in the Southern Tablelends. The co-op will be conducting garlic tastings, providing informatin on garlic and the different varieties and promoting the co-op and its activities to sell garlic.

Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a growing business community that welcomes new members to enjoy networking, education and partnerships. They will be launching the Bungendorables and have a range of merchandise on sale.

Bungonia Creek produces boutique wines, nutritious fruit and vegetables, and healthy plants. They are passionate about feeding the soil as a means of producing nutrient dense food. They focus mostly on flavourful (heirloom) tomatoes, fresh leafy greens and organically grown garlic, as well as wine grapes produced in the vineyard. This is achieved by monitoring the minerals in the soil and optimal feeding of the soil biota.

Bywong Garlic – Chris grows mainly varieties in the Turban, Purple Stripe and Rocambole groups – Oriental Purple, Roy’s Purple, Deerfield Purple and Dunganski. The crops are grown chemical free.

Canberra Seed Savers  – Seed saving is about protecting our heritage of abundant, open-pollinated food seeds from corporate control and biodiversity loss. We swap and share seeds, learn about seed growing and saving, build a local seed store and raise money for the Canberra City Farm.

Canberra City Farm –  is establishing learning hubs where the community can creatively share knowledge and experience of socially, economically and environmentally responsible food production and sustainable living.  You’ll find seeds, jams, City Farm produce and information at their stall.

Cannoli Brothers – If you’ve had the pleasure of trying cannoli then you know how delicious it can be. The Cannoli Brothers team are making cannoli to a recipe perfected to exact flavour and texture profiles to make it just right to bring to the Bungendore Harvest Festival.  The CB team use Australian ingredients, and source locally where possible including local eggs, dairy from the southern highlands and seasonal fruit, flour from Young and all Australian sugar. The freshly made cannoli shells are filled to order on site with a range of sweet custards, creams and cheese fillings. Find them among the market stalls on Saturday and take some home for a Saturday night treat…if it lasts that long.

Caroola Farm is a family-owned, permaculture-based, organic, and holistically managed farm at Mulloon. Established in 2012 with the intention to be a working permaculture and sustainable farm to service the local community. Penny and Paul provide healthy and nutritious, locally produced and organically grown produce in small amounts from their integrated, holistically managed farm.  They will be having a sausage sizzle plus selling their locally grown veggies, herbs and meat at their stall as well as a selection of ready-to-drink kombucha.

Contentious Character will offer a unique tasting experience with their extensive range of aged vintages from their Founders Museum collection. These aged wines have matured exceptionally well with cellaring and now present a mellow complexity, way beyond their value. They are complemented by the new releases of recent vintages, under the Contentious Character brand.

Corang EstateThe essence of Corang Estate is about celebrating the unique wine flavours and cool climate styles of the NSW Southern Tablelands. Our regional selection showcases fine examples of the wines this area has to offer, which in time will be complimented by our own estate-grown Shiraz and Tempranillo from our vineyard at Nerriga. We feel the Hilltops and Tumbarumba regions of the Southern Tablelands are producing some of Australia’s most exciting wines at the moment. We have selected superb examples of these, working closely with winemaker, and growers to ensure top quality. Corang Estate will have wines for tasting and available by the bottle.

Dewsburys Free Range Pork focus on producing ethically raised, high quality free range pork grown using a pasture based rotational grazing system. Dewsburys will be serving up Pork and Slaw Rolls from their Pig on the Spit.

Dot’s Homemade Jams – Dot makes jams, sauces and preserves from her home grown produce in Bungendore.

Flat Out Produce – Homemade goodness made by Kerenza with locally sourced seasonal ingredients including herb infused olive oil, jams and chutneys. ‘Olimia’ Certified Organic Olive oil direct from the local olive grove, ‘Aminya’ in Captains Flat is used as the base for all herb infusions. Stop by this stall at 11:30AM and 2:30PM to hear about how Kerenza infuses her olive oil.

Good Life Food will bring fresh Indonesian and Balinese street food to Bungendore.  Daniar uses locally grown organic vegetables and eggs and meat from local suppliers. No MSG is used. Because Good Life Food care for our land, plastic usage is minimised. Take-away containers are made from bamboo, not corn starch, and cutlery is made from wood.  you’ll find Good Life Food at the market stalls on Ellendon Street from 10AM-4PM on Saturday 17th March.

Greenhill Farm has been fully certified Demeter biodynamic / organic (as per Australian National Organic and Biodynamic Standards) since 2006. They have provided dry aged grass fed beef direct to their customers for many years, and now also grow a wide range of certified organic/biodynamic vegetables. At their market stall on Saturday you will find beef, potatoes, carrots, kale, garlic, onions and more.

Gundog Cellars – Gundog Estate is a boutique producer of premium Semillon and Shiraz. Sourcing fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Hunter, Hilltops and Canberra wine regions in New South Wales, we engage passionate growers that work tirelessly to deliver the best fruit possible. Our growers also firmly believe in sustainable vineyard practices, with a view to leaving the land in a better condition for the next generation.

Idyllic Hills -Idyllic Hills vineyard is situated at an elevation of 620m above sea level, in beautiful Murrumbateman. The vineyard is located in the heart of the cool climate wine region of the Canberra district.

Light to Light Camps – is an Ecotour operator from Far South coast supporting people doing the ‘Light to Light Walk’ in Ben Boyn National Park. They also run kayak tours on the river.

Long Paddock Eggs – Long Paddock Eggs focuses on the production of good tasting, pastured, free range eggs. Our farming practices are sustainable. Egg Sales plus Bacon and Egg Rolls.

The Mad Falcon will be selling gourmet burgers, chicken drumsticks, homemade coleslaws and desserts.

Mamma Rita’s Farm produce chemical free fruit, including peaches, pears, figs and apples, as well as vegetables. Apple juice and apple cider vinegar is produced from their own apples. This will be the stall to get your apples! Mamma Rita has plenty of varieties including golden and red delicious, fuji, granny smiths and pink lady apples, braeburn and perhaps some bonza apples. Also Prickly Pear, Isabella Grapes and Corrella Pears.  Reg and Rita use organic principles to tend to their hundreds of fruit trees.

Millpost Merino is a family partnership formed to value-add our wool enterprise by having some of our wool clip processed into yarn for knitting.  Millpost Merino have a Sustainawool certification and will be selling balls and hands of superfine merino yarn grown on their farm, located 8km outside Bungendore.

Molonglo Rail Trail – Rail trails like this around the world are hugely popular with locals and tourists alike and have been shown to provide all sorts of opportunities for local businesses including adjacent landholders.

Mulloon Creek Natural Farms is a certified organic farm raising grass fed beef and producing eggs from pasture raised chickens running on biodynamic pastures.  All profits from the farm go to The Mulloon Institute, which is a not for profit organisation conducting research into landscape restoration.   Drop by their stall to to purchase organic eggs and keep the kids busy for a while with their children’s activities such as egg guessing and colouring in eggs.

Natural Chicken Health – provides a natural chicken treatement product called Super Mash and will be seeking subscriptions for the Chook Chat Monthly newsletter.

Pacawoolly is an alpaca stud which produce high quality coloured alpacas, yarns and hand made products.  Pacawoolly will have a range of products available for sale including Pacawoolly yarn, knitted goods including baby clothes, beanies, scarves, shawls, blankets, and more.  All items are hand knitted.  They will also have bags of alpaca poo for sale.

Prana Produce provides real food for real people. Growing, making and creating the produce they love. Nutritious, healthy, ethically sourced and carefully produced .

Purity Products is a social enterprise committed to helping people live natural and sustainable lives. They will be selling natural handmade skincare produces and whole food/reduced sugar treats including bliss balls and whole food cupcakes  with vegan, gluten-free and paleo options available.

Sapling Yard – A boutique winery making hand crafted wine using grapes sourced from their vineyard together with premium fruit carefully selected from premier vineyards in Murrumbateman and Tumbarumba. Located at Charley’s Forest 25km north of Braidwood.

Seredipitea – blend their own teas and produce their own sugar-free iced teas will be selling pre-packaged tea and iced tea.

Sharwood Hampers – Sharwood Hampers provides fabulous hampers and gift baskets filled with amazing products from the local region of Bungendore and beyond.  Sharon will be bringing a variety of gift and food hampers showcasing local produce, wine and gifts…just in time for Mother’s Day!

Small Farms Network Capital Region – is a grassroots information service for people who own or live on small to medium sized rural properties around the Capital region. We run field days, paddock walks and other events packed with information relevant to managing small farms in our local area.

Southern Harvest Community Stall showcases a range of producers including Brightside, Bagundi, Black Foo, From the Paddock, Jerrabatt Organics and Scrumpers Garden

Summerhill Road Vineyard is a boutique winery in the Bungendore Region with handpicked and handcrafted award-winning wine. They will have fine wines available for sale as well as wine jelly.

The Wellbeing Centre – Abandon your cares and awaken your senses as you renew your mind, body & spirit with Pilates … we support & encourage you to be the best you can be ..

Wood Dust Australia The International Timber and Tool Marketplace – Promoting Wood Dust in Bungendore in October 2018

Discover Bungendore region’s shopping experiences

Saturday 17 March 9AM-3PM      Phil’s Emporium Op Shop Bungendore Anglican Church is excited to be participating in the festivities of the Bungendore Harvest Festival in 2018 and we are kicking off the weekend with the 1st Birthday celebration of Phil’s Emporium Op Shop. There will be plenty to see and do at the Op Shop (located in the Anglican Church Hall) with a jumping castle for the kids, balloons, barista coffee, a fabulous birthday cake and of course great specials across the day on items in the shop. We will be open from 9am until 3pm.

The Gathering Cafe will be a hub of activities.  Join two locals to hear about their experiences with permaculture and try the end results with skin care products for you to try or purchase.  Enjoy fantastic coffee and fresh healthy food at the Gathering Cafe which sources local produce such as Long Paddock eggs, Lonsdale St Roasters coffee, Wynella meat, Little Big Dairy Co: a single source milk fresh produce straight from the veggie patch or try the fabulous in-house cooked french apple tart or maybe a slice of strawberry shortcake.  Look for the scarecrows out the front of 10 Gibraltar St and join in crafty harvest painting for the children or maybe have a game of two of Pumpkin and Squash Noughts and Crosses: its all free.

Sunday March 18th 9am-2pm the market@bungendore the market@bungendore – War Memorial Hall, Molonglo St, Bungendore
Original artworks, handmade gifts, homewares, clothing and jewellery are just some of the items you will find at our local country style market. Our kitchen has a range of snacks, cakes and a good cup of coffee, so come and visit for morning tea or lunch and see what we have to offer

B’Town Kids offers unique and comfortable babies and kids clothing with exceptional style and quality. Newborn to size 8 boys and girls. Creative and charming gifts, books, toys and accessories for all ages and occasions.  Located in the Village Square, they’re open Wednesday to Sunday from 10AM-4PM.

Bungendore Cellars stocks extensive range of local wines, beer and spirits.. Bungendore Cellars is located at 15 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore, just around the corner from Bungendore Harvest Festival’s Saturday market stalls.  Bungendore Cellars are open daily from 10AM-7:30PM.

Bungendore Country Butchery is a family owned business, successfully operated by qualified butcher and local farmer Paul Darmody and his wife Sue.  Located at 17 Gibraltar Street, just around the corner from the Bungendore Harvest Festival’s market stalls, we encourage you to drop by and fill your esky with local meat.  Open on Saturday from 6:30AM – 12:30PM, and for your convenience, outside these hours their products are also available at the Bungendore IGA.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery specialises in exhibiting and promoting Australian made wood art, sculpture, craft and contemporary furniture of a very high standard from the country’s foremost designer/makers in wood.  Located on the corner of Malbon and Ellendon Streets, right in front of the market stalls.  Open 9AM-5PM daily.

Food Lovers is a grocer, deli and cafe.  Our stock includes local produce that is preservative free, free range, spray free and a selection of grass fed meat. We make amazing coffee from Toby’s Estate and always have something to tempt the customer for lunch.

Paul Kowalski Photography – Our gallery will be showcasing large scale framed landscape photography from around Australia, an array of gifts and souvenirs from Coffee Table books, Magnets and Greeting Cards. We also offer a diverse range of photography workshops and tours.  The gallery is in the Village Square and will be open from 10AM-4PM every day of the Bungendore Harvest Festival.

Wild Rose Organics – Located in Ellendon Street, in the same street as the market stalls, you will find the largest range of ethically sourced, chemical free and sustainable living products under one roof in the Canberra region.  They’ll have a market stall out the front on Saturday showcasing local artisan jewellery and other products.  Open Saturday 9:30AM-4PM and 11AM-4PM on Sunday.

The Carrington Inn

The Carrington Inn has provided visitors and travellers a warm bed, hot bath, and quality food since 1885. Initially the inn had seven guest rooms, dining room, and stables where travellers and horses were ‘stabled, fed, and rested’. The original guest accommodation has been converted to the magnificent Wintergarden restaurant, while the Inn now has 26 comfortable accommodation rooms.

With so much to do over the weekend, you won’t want to miss a day of the Bungendore Harvest Festival. Stay in or around Bungendore and take your pick from historic homesteads, boutique bed and breakfast or country style pub and motel accommodation.

FIND ACCOMMODATION IN BUNGENDORE

Beautiful, historic Braidwood is about thirty minutes from Bungendore, situated on the Kings Highway halfway between Canberra, and the state’s South Coast. The entire town is classified by the National Trust and Braidwood is the first complete town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. The rural life and charm of the town is carried on against many fine examples of 19th century architecture. Beautiful churches, pubs, cafes, galleries, craft and antique shops all operate in sensitively restored old buildings which have served the town since the frantic gold rush days of the 1850s.

FIND ACCOMMODATION IN BRAIDWOOD

Queanbeyan is less than thirty minutes from Bungendore, and about fifteen minutes from Canberra. Accommodation in Queanbeyan caters for everything from four-star motels & apartments to the budget-wise family motels – many within minutes of the CBD and all major attractions of Canberra.

FIND ACCOMMODATION IN QUEANBEYAN

You will also find some fantastic bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation options in nearby towns such as Wamboin, Bywong and Mount Fairy.

Southern Harvest Association, the organiser of the Bungendore Harvest Festival, is a non-profit organisation.  The Bungendore Harvest Festival would not be possible without the generous support of event sponsors.

Tickets (free) are available online in advance, for your chance to win a $250 voucher (can be used online or in-store) from BRural – Register Here

Major Sponsor

Our Major Sponsor  for the 2018 Bungendore Harvest Festival is the Bungendore Community Bank.

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Provisions Deli and Grocery, Braidwood

  PRDnationwide Bungendore

Bronze Sponsors

Supporters

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council

Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Three Gullies Farm –  Find out more about the tree planting events 25-29 April.

Black Foo Farm

Caroola Farm

Roogulli Farm

All local businesses and organisations are encouraged to participate, either at their place of business or via stalls to promote food and agriculture related products and services.  The Bungendore Harvest Festival also needs sponsors to help Southern Harvest offset the costs associated with the Festival.  Sponsorship starts from as little as $100.  Applications will close early if oversubscribed.

Sponsor the Bungendore Harvest Festival

The Bungendore Harvest Festival is a chance for all local businesses to get involved, whether you have a retail store, are on a rural property or run your business from home.

The weekend Festival will encourage overnight visitors and aims to encourage and promote integrity and freshness in the growing, breeding and production of produce in the Southern Harvest Region and highlight the Queanbeyan-Palerang region as an identity for food, farming and fibre related activities.

The Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has initiated a Best Dressed Shop Window Competition – what can you come up with?

AIMS OF THE BUNGENDORE HARVEST FESTIVAL:

  • Promote Bungendore and QPRC as a regional food destination
  • Bring overnight and day visitor tourism to Bungendore
  • Profile regional food
  • Celebrate our farming history
  • Help to create a community feel for Bungendore

This is an opportunity for the local business community to get behind this Festival to show locals and visitors from Canberra, Sydney and surrounding areas that Bungendore is a regional food destination. This will have flow on effects for other Bungendore businesses, which we believe is the ideal reason not only for the Festival, but also for the business community supporting such an event.

All local businesses and organisations are encouraged to participate, either at their place of business or via stalls to promote food and agriculture related products and services.  The Bungendore Harvest Festival also needs sponsors to help Southern Harvest offset the costs associated with the Festival.  Sponsorship starts from as little as $100.  Applications will close early if oversubscribed.

Sponsor the Bungendore Harvest Festival
Become a stallholder
Host an event or activity
Host a farm tour, open farm, winery tour or open garden
Bungendore is located on the Kings Highway between Canberra and Braidwood. Once you arrive in Bungendore you’ll find it is a small village that you can easily walk around.

It is accessible by car, bus or train from Sydney, Canberra or the coast.

By car

By bus

Route 850 from Queanbeyan to Bungendore

Murrays Coaches travel from Canberra to Narooma via Bungendore Daily.

By train

Trains from Sydney, Goulburn and Canberra operate 3 times daily