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Celebrate local food, farming and fibre

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.

On Friday 16th March, linger over meals showcasing locally sourced food and beverages.

On Saturday 17th March, the streets of Bungendore will come alive with stalls, talks, cooking demonstrations and other activities. The Festival will take place in marquees along the footpaths in Ellendon Street between (Malbon and Gibratar Streets) and at participating businesses. Stalls along Ellendon Street will include fresh seasonal produce and meat from local farmers, food preserved from local harvests, local wines for tasting, other local food delights.  Map of Bungendore.

bungendore harvest festival program for saturday 17th march available soon

On Sunday 18th March, explore the region and discover Bungendore as a regional food destination. Participate in farm and winery tours, pick chestnuts, 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.

Bungendore Harvest Festival Farm Tour Map for Sunday 18th March available soon

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

Friday 16th March

6-9PM     Shared Butchers Board at The George Bar & Dining

Saturday 17th March

10AM-5PM     Bungendore Harvest Festival Market Stalls in Ellendon Street

10AM-5PM     Compost and worm farm clinic at Landtasia Organic Farms’ market stall

10AM-5PM     Cooking demonstrations featuring local produce at the Thermomix market stall

10AM-5PM     Beekeeping Q & A at the Bees R Us market stall

10AM-5PM     Kids activities on the Festival Green

10AM-5PM     Face painting in the Village Square

10-10:30AM     Herb Jellies cooking demonstration at The Carrington Inn

10:30-11AM     Beekeeping Basics at the Bees R Us market stall

10:30AM – 2PM     Cooking Class and Lunch:Rabbit with apple cider and plums & Calvados souffle

11-11:25AM     The Bungendore Community Choir sings at the Festival Green

11:30AM     Dachshund fashion parade at the Festival Green

11:30-11:50AM     Be Sharp with professional Horticulturist Paul Kirkpatrick at Estate Gardening’s market stall

12-12:30PM     Farming in a small way talk and demo by award-winning Fresh Landscape Design at The Carrington Inn.

12-3PM    Shared Butchers Board at The George Bar & Dining

12-3PM     Lunch at Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery

12:30PM – Dachshund Parade through the market stalls – starting at the Festival Green

1-1:30PM     Happy healthy backyard chickens with Leisa from Growing Vegies with Chooks in the City at The Carrington Inn

1:40-1:50PM     Learn how to infuse olive oil at the Flat Out Produce market stall

2-2:30PM     Growing Garlic talk by Wynlen House Slow Food Farm at The Carrington Inn

2-2:30PM     Irish Set Dancing at the Village Square

2:30-3PM     Make your own sauerkraut with The Scrumpers Garden at The Carrington Inn

2:30-3PM     Beekeeping Basics at the Bees R Us market stall

3PM – Garlic tasting at Bywong Garlic’s market stall

3-3:30PM   Permaculture at home presented by Southern Harvest Education at The Carrington Inn

3:30-4PM    Seed Saving with Canberra Seed Savers at The Carrington Inn

4:10-4:20PM     Learn how to infuse olive oil at the Flat Out Produce market stall

6-9PM     Shared Butchers Board at The George Bar & Dining

7-9:30PM     Bungendore Harvest Festival Dinner at Le Tres Bon

Sunday 18th March

10-11AM     Open farm and talks at Silver Wattle Quaker Centre

10AM-12PM     Olive oil, local and regional food tastings at Provisions Deli and Grocery

10AM-12PM     Roogulli Farm Tours at the home of award winning Fresh Landscape Design

10AM-3PM     Farm tours (bookings recommended), farm gate sales and pick your own chestnuts at Tweenhills Chestnuts

11AM     Winery Tour at Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery

11AM-3:30PM     Open Farm at Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm

11AM-5PM     Open garden at The Old Stone House

11AM-5PM     Devonshire tea in the gardens at The Old Stone House

11AM-5PM     Bungendore Wine Trail Tour with Executive Events Solutions

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

12-3PM     Lunch at Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery

12-3PM    Shared Butchers Board at The George Bar & Dining

1-2:30PM     Roogulli Farming in a small way tour at the home of award winning Fresh Landscape Design

1-3PM     Aminya Organic Olive Grove Farm Tour

1-5PM     Wine Tastings at The Old Stone House

1:3o-4:30PM     Open Farm at Greenhill Farm

6-9PM     Shared Butchers Board at The George Bar & Dining

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.  Please check back later because all dining options will be listed.

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 – 5PM.

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. Two Canberran chefs, The Cannoli Brothers, 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 duo use Australian ingredients, and source locally where possible including local eggs 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.

Contentious Character is a vineyard, winery, cellar door and kitchen located in nearby Wamboin.  On the weekend, drive out to the winery and enjoy a leisurely local menu including wood fired pizza, cheese and meat boards, and wine tastings.  You’ll also find their aged wines at the Bungendore Harvest Festival market stalls on Ellendon Street on Saturday from 10AM-5PM.

Dewsburys Free Range Pork – Our stall will be offering our usual fresh cuts of free range pork BUT we will also be cooking up a storm! Prepare to drool. We are rolling up our sleeves and getting ready to spend all night slowly smoking our delicious Dewsburys Free Range Pork to be pulled fresh tomorrow morning for Crackling cups, Pulled pork plates, Deluxe, maple wood smoked, slow cooked pulled pork BBQ burgers with caramelised onion, Tilba Cheese and your choice of sauces and local relishes all placed lovingly on a soft, fluffy white bun. There’s nothing wrong with asking to add a bit of crackling either.  Brace yourselves for severe deliciousness!

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. Food Lovers also offers an extensive range of products for those suffering with a range of allergies; the most popular range being gluten free products and lunch options.  On Sunday, we’ll be doing a local tasting plate. It will showcase Piallago Estate Smokehouse and Tilba cheese and Dom’s woodfired bread from Queanbeyan.  We’ll be open on Friday (8AM-5:30PM), Saturday (8AM-4PM) and Sunday (9AM-4PM).

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-5PM on Saturday 17th March.

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.  Lark Hill are offering a winery tour at 11AM on Sunday 18th March, so why not stay on for lunch?

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 Dinner on Saturday 17th March

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.  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?

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.

Tiandi Farm is a non-certified organic farm located just outside Braidwood.   Tiandi Farm will be selling cooked meals prepared from home produce from their mobile farm shop on Saturday at the Ellendon Street market stalls.  They will also be selling honey as well as their beautiful Ailuj Beeswax Skin Care Products.

Bungendore has more to offer than fresh local food and wine.  You will discover many unique shopping experiences.  Check back later because we’ll provide a complete run down of your retail therapy options as details come to hand.

Market Day stallholders

Saturday 17th March, 10AM – 5PM – 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.

Base Soaps is an ethical soap-making business run by Lianne and Mick in Bungendore. Base products are made from simple, yet high quality materials and designed are for gentle everyday use.  Our soaps are naturally vegan, cruelty free and free of sulphates and palm oil.  Part of our proceeds are donated to health and hygiene projects in Australian communities.

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 10:30AM.  They’ll be available all day to answer your questions.

Bent Shed Produce is a micro-business that supplies and educates people about native flavours and different breeds of poultry, with a particular interest in rainbow coloured eggs and birds suitable for eating at 16 weeks of age.  Bent Shed will have a selection of native herbs and spices in fresh and dried form, also mixed into salts and sugars, including the fabulous native peppersalt.  Best Shed are currently experimenting with native flavoured breads, pasta and other goods.

Bungonia Creek produce high quality wine and chemical free produce by following sustainable permaculture and holistic management practices.  This boutique winery produces several varieties of wine: Sav Blanc, Rose, Merlot, Cab Sav, and Shiraz. Their vines are now 20 years old and produce excellent grapes. All are hand pruned, hand picked and biodynamically sprayed during the season. Bungonia Creek will be selling boutique wines, garlic and chemical free vegetables at the Bungendore Harvest Festival on Saturday.

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 & Canberra City Farm – Canberra gardeners getting together to swap and share seeds, learn about seed saving, build a local seed bank and raise money for the Canberra City Farm which 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. Two Canberran chefs, The Cannoli Brothers, 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 duo use Australian ingredients, and source locally where possible including local eggs 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.  On market day, you’ll find vegies, herbs and meat at their stall as well as an assortment of pantry staples made from farm produce.

Contentious Character will offer a unique tasting experience with their extensive range of aged vintages from their Founders Museum collection. ‘The Lambert family made high quality wines with great skill and sensitivity’ (Halliday Wine Companion 2017). These aged wines present a mellow complexity way beyond their value.

Dewsburys Free Range Pork focus on producing ethically raised, high quality free range pork in Goulburn.  All of our pork is grown entirely outdoors and grown from pigs born on our farm. All pork is sold by breed, as each breed has its own unique taste, as do the hybrid pigs which offer a combination of taste, texture and marbling from the parent breeds.  Bring your esky and purchase fresh pork cuts from Dewsburys’ market stall.

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

Estate Gardening are “sustainable tool sellers” believing that if we make a tool and pollute the planet, it should be something that will last and have replacement parts.  Estate Gardening will have a range of high quality garden tools and gloves for sale.  Drop by the stall at 12:30PM when owner and horticulturist, Paul Kirkpatrick presents his “Be Sharp” talk.

Flat Out Produce – Homemade goodness made by Karenza 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 Karenza infuses her olive oil.

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. If you’d like to see how their cattle and vegetables are grown, visit their Open Farm on Sunday.

Kadwell Potato Co will be presenting new delicious gourmet varieties of potatoes, as well as some old favourites such as the Sebago.  Garry will be selling 1kg bags of gourmet potatoes, 20 kg and 50kg bags of old favourites and new.  A trolley will be available to take bags back to your car.  Team up with friends to buy a big bag of farm fresh potatoes and save!

Kerralee Vineyard is a small family-run vineyard in Murrumbateman. The vineyard, planted in 1999, consists of Merlot and Pinot Noir.  The focus at Kerralee is to produce quality fruit for winemakers and supply boutique wine for restaurants. We hope you enjoy the wine produced from our special place in the Canberra District cool climate wine region.

Landtasia Organic Farms – Come and meet the compost! Free small compost samples are available, perfect to rejuvenate your favorite pot plant. We will also have 25 litre bags of compost and the microbial inoculants we brew and use on the farm available for sale. Bring along your questions, stories and worm wrangling woes. We will be available all day to help get your home composting back on track and your worm farms humming and happy.

Mamma Rita’s Farm produce chemical free fruit, including peaches, pears and apples, as well as vegetables. 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.

Mullon 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.

Ozone Chillies – Some like it hot, and if that’s you, come by the Ozone Chilli market stall to try Owen’s homemade award winning chilli sauces, jams and chutneys.  They contain no preservatives, no artificial colours and no artificial flavours.  If Mum likes chilli, this might be just the thing for Mothers Day.

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.

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.

SCPA-South East Producers is a non-profit producer’s organisation based in Bega Valley, but represents the whole south east region of NSW by assisting with Educational activities, producer’s markets and promoting local food production initiatives.  At the SCPA stall you’ll also find Super Mash – a natural antiparasitic treatment that also provides additional nutrients that will boost and vitalise your chickens in a natural and non-toxic way.

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!

Thermomix – Want to know what the hype is about Thermomix or are you a raving fan and want to talk to other enthusiasts and learn more?  Leah and her team will be using local produce from the market stalls to cook up delicious recipes throughout the day.  Drop by for a chat and a taste.

Tiandi Farm – A non-certified organic farm located just outside Braidwood.   Tiandi Farm will be selling honey as well as their beautiful Ailuj Beeswax Skin Care Products, for intense moisturising of the body, along with cooked meals prepared from home produce.

Uncle Joe’s Mobile Chook Runs are a practical and comfortable home for up to five chooks and are built to last.   Along with his signature chook runs, Uncle Joe has two new products he’s bringing with him.  The Eye Garden is a raised garden bed that will maximise your growing space; and if you need extra living space at your place, the Naked Love Shack may be for you.  It is a steel frame that can be built in hours to form the basis of a room.  The frame can be clad in any material you wish.  Drop by Uncle Joe’s market stall to see these products.

Discover Bungendore region’s shopping experiences

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.  PS. You’ll find face art and balloon twisting in the Village Square on Saturday too!

Bungendore Cellars stocks extensive range of local wines, beer and spirits. Drop in for tastings of local wines on Saturday 17th March. 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. Food Lovers also offers an extensive range of products for those suffering with a range of allergies; the most popular range being gluten free products and lunch options.  On Sunday, we’ll be doing a local tasting plate. It will showcase Piallago Estate Smokehouse and Tilba cheese and Dom’s woodfired bread from Queanbeyan.  We’ll be open on Friday (8AM-5:30PM), Saturday (8AM-4PM) and Sunday (9AM-4PM).

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, directly across the road from 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.

We are looking for sponsors for the 2018 Bungendore Harvest Festival.

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

Previous sponsors include:

Major Sponsor 2017

MONA Farm and Historic Home is an historically significant, fully restored luxury Estate, boasting award winning grounds, luxury accommodation for up to 20 people, private dining room and licensed event venue catering for up to 150 people. Offering 5 star service, gourmet catering and individually tailored event experiences, Mona is the ideal location for corporate events, client incentives, retreats, weddings, family reunions, private dinner parties and special celebrations.

Mona is also a working equestrian farm which will be extending it capabilities to include truffles, oak trees, rare plants, poultry, escargot and specialty mushrooms. All produce is locally sourced from regional slow food providers.

Mona and/or its staff are members of the NSW Chamber of Commerce, the International Trade Council, Southern Harvest, Meetings and Events Australia, Bungendore Chamber of Commerce, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and Slow Food Australia.

Gold Sponsors 2017

Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to building a better business environment for business owners, residents and visitors.

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is the result of the amalgamation of Queanbeyan and Palerang Councils by the NSW Government in 2017.   The region is a hidden gem of regional NSW, and Southern Harvest Association through its initiatives such as the Bungendore Harvest Festival and Southern Harvest Farmers Market wants to help Council put the Queanbeyan-Palerang area on the map as a regional food destination.

The Carrington Inn

For 131 years, the Carrington has been a work in progress; constantly evolving to fit the changing needs and expectations of travelers.  The Inn does not aspire to have 5 so-called Stars, unless they are in the Southern Cross that hangs above it at night. No, the Inn is about wholesome and genuine hospitality that makes people feel comfortable and welcome when they are away from home. Hospitality that makes them feel better when they leave than when they came.

Silver Sponsors 2017

Caroola Farm

Caroola Farm is a family-owned, permaculture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in the NSW Southern Tablelands. Established in 2012 with the intention to be a permaculture demonstration farm and working, profitable farm to service the local community. We produce pastured poultry, eggs, pork, beef, lamb, fruit, vegies, nuts and herbs.

Bungendore Community Bank

The Bungendore Community Bank has been a generous supporter of the Southern Harvest Farmers Market since it began and continues to support our local food community through the Bungendore Harvest Festival.

Bronze Sponsors 2017

Le Tres Bon

Award winning restaurant, using 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 such as Caroola.  Cooking classes are also on offer along with annual Food & Wine tours to France and New Caledonia.

Slow Food Canberra and Capital Convivium

Slow Food is an international movement that promotes food and wine culture. It links pleasure and food with awareness and responsibility. It’s far more than a dining club. Slow Food is also about forming networks between farmers and consumers; learning about our land and its limitations; and seeking to preserve local, regional and national foods and food practices � especially those that are threatened with extinction. We believe that good food shouldn’t be an upmarket thing; we should all have the right to enjoy good, clean and fair food in everyday living.

Silver Wattle Quaker Centre

Silver Wattle is a place for spiritual retreat, healing and study. Visitors are welcome to participate in Silver Wattle’s daily work routine. This might include learning new skills by accompanying the farm manager in work with land, animals and food production, or assisting with food harvesting and preservation in the garden and kitchen.

Tweenhills Chestnuts

Tweenhills Chestnuts produces high quality fresh chestnuts at Hoskingtown. Our main variety is an Italian-style chestnut, De Coppi Marone, perfect for roasting: it peels well and is sweet tasting.  Fresh chestnuts are available from April to June.  Purchase Tweenhills chestnuts from direct from the farm, using our on-line store, from our red roasting van at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets, and of course from the Bungendore Harvest Festival on Saturday!

Executive Events Solutions

We have a passion for organising, planning and coordinating events in every size and category. Whether it’s a celebration, international conference, local wine tour or bootcamp. We strive to ensure we offer and deliver an event that is tailored to your needs.

Supporters 2017

Sapling Yard

Sapling Yard wines are hand crafted using grapes sourced from our boutique vineyard together with premium fruit carefully selected from premier vineyards in Murrumbateman and Tumbarumba. Located at Charley’s Forest 25km north of Braidwood, and at 650 metres above sea level.  Wines are made with dedication, precision and passion, which is displayed in the quality of the wine.  There are no plans for Sapling Yard to expand. They love what we do, and will continue with making small quantities of wine with character and superior quality.

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.

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