Southern Harvest Association is an educational and marketing non-profit incorporated local food association at the forefront of supporting and promoting local and regional food production and consumption in South East NSW and ACT.
Southern Harvest organised the highly successful Bungendore Harvest Festival in April 2017 which attracted between 3000-8000 visitors and showcased the region’s food, wine, fibre and farming enterprises. The event had a positive impact on stallholders and the local business community, and will become a major annual event on Bungendore’s calendar.
The Southern Harvest operates the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore, which is one of very few truly regional farmers’ markets in our region, with all market produce sold being grown or made by the stallholders.
Last year Southern Harvest merged with Palerang based Permaculture eXchange, to form Southern Harvest Education and is delivering permaculture education, food growing and back yard self-sufficiency classes to meet consumer demand.
The Southern Harvest region is a vibrant bio-region supplying everything you need to enjoy a rich diversity of seasonal produce. It incorporates the following local government areas (listed from North to South):
Temora, Upper Lachlan, Boorowa, Young, Wingecarribee, Cootamundra, Harden, Junee, Yass Valley, Goulburn Mulwarree, Gundagai, Palerang, Tumut, Australian Capital Territory, Queanbeyan, Eurobodalla, Tumbarumba, Cooma Monaro, Snowy River, Bega Valley, Bombala, Bega Valley.
The Southern Harvest Association continues to grow and adapt to the demands of supporting our local food industry. We cannot do this without the support of our region’s food producers, suppliers and, of course, consumers. Southern Harvest invites you to JOIN SOUTHERN HARVEST to help grow our local food community.
Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
Stimulating the initiative was the government green paper’s heavy bias towards corporate agribusiness, large-scale food manufacturing, big retailing interests and a flawed public consultation process. AFSA knew these things did not truly represent the aspiration of ordinary Australians nor would they move the nation towards securing its supply of basic, essential foods and creating opportunity for smaller businesses and farmers, entrepreneurs and community initiatives in food systems.
AFSA called their policy directions document the Peoples’ Food Plan because, in contrast to the government, theirs would be developed as an authentically open, inclusive and democratic document reflecting the aspirations of eaters, farmers, community organisations, small to medium size food businesses and nutritional, health and other advocacy organisations.
Southern Harvest is proud to be a member of AFSA, and supports The People’s Food Plan.
Click the image to download a copy of the final working paper.