Sunday: Immerse Yourself
Relax and tour the region’s farms, wineries, and open gardens. Or, for those who want to be more hands on, half day farm and production intensives with some of our region’s experts. Or, do both and join us for a Community Harvest Lunch in between.
* NATURAL SOAP MAKING * WINE MASTERCLASSES * FARM TOURS *
* WINERY TOURS * OLIVE OIL INFUSION AND APPRECIATION *
* THERMOMIX COOKING * COMMUNITY HARVEST LUNCH *
Book four or more of our activities, over the course of Harvest Festival weekend, and receive $5 CASH BACK per activity.
COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP – from Me&Mow
In this workshop you will learn to make and decorate cold process soap using natural, easy to find ingredients.The workshop will run for approx three hours, by the end of which, participants will have their own unique soap bar to take home. Also taught will be: the safety considerations of cold process soap making; how to formulate basic recipes; and how to avoid having a failed batch.
When: 10am-1230pm Sunday
Where: Tatum Hills Farm, an educational farm running tours and workshops. They make and sell natural soap and body care products, made with ethical ingredients, many of which are from their farm or other local producers.
Tickets are $88 per person and include all materials and soap to take home. You will need to bring an apron, and wear long sleeves, pants and closed toe shoes.
PRANA PRODUCE FARM TOUR & YOGA
Sunday at their property in Monga Prana Produce will be hosting a farm tour with optional yoga class.
See a small scale, no till, no tractor, chemical free farm in action. John will do talks on propagation, bed amending and the use of different hand tools for backyards and small farms. Optional yoga class at 9am – $15, farm tour beginning 10am – $10. There will be green smoothies, bliss balls and all the Prana range for sale.
“Prana Produce’ is about the collective – providing “REAL food and REAL products for REAL people.” From carrots to lasagna, beeswax wraps to moisturiser bars – our products are hand made, hand picked and hand nurtured. We want to share our passions and the stuff we love with the people we love. Our range is nutritious and healthy, chemical free devoid of cheap fillers and nasty additives, ethically sourced and carefully prepared – filled with prana to bring more prana!
OLIVE OIL INFUSION & APPRECIATION CLASS – with Flat Out Produce
This one and a half hour course course on creating infused extra virgin olive oil includes an olive oil appreciation information and tasting session. There will be opportunities for some ‘hands-on’ activity and you’ll get the plenty of tastings as participants explore different extra virgin olive oils. You’ll also get to take home 2 x 50ml bottles of whatever infusions you help create! Bring your taste buds!
Course cost $25 per person. Workshops at 9am & 11am.
Flat Out Produce crafts handmade infused extra virgin olive oil, made from locally sourced, organic olive oil and other, local ingredients. Flat Out Produce is proud to partner with Aminya Grove, home of the Olimia Estate extra virgin olive oil to bring you both the original product and a boutique range of infused oils.
JERRABATT GULLY ORGANICS FARM TOUR
Jarrabatt is a market garden, run on organic farming principles, supplying weekly produce boxes to customers around the region.
The tour will look at greenhouse and outdoor gardens, allow for fresh produce tasting, explore the greenhouse structures and water harvesting systems, seed saving and cleaning and
seedling propagation techniques, crop rotation and record keeping.
Tour will start at 9am and run for approx 3 hours. Children under 14 free.
BUNGONIA CREEK WINERY & FARM TOUR
Bungonia Creek are a small farm utilising regenerative agricultural practices and Holistic Management. They grow their garlic crop interspersed with cover cropping and the market garden uses NO DIG soil beds, Aquaponics, Wicking Beds and Hugel Kulture. Bungonia produces nutrient dense food for their own consumption and sells surplus at markets.
The farm tour will explore the regenerative techniques we use to improve the environment and grow food. At this time of year they will be harvesting a potato cover crop and planting out garlic. Participants will see the winter vegetables plantings the greenhouse/aquaponics, which will hopefully still be producing some tomatoes, capsicums and eggplants, and the benefits of using the NO Dig methods. The tour will culminate with a wine tasting at the Bungonia cellar door. Tickets are $25 per person. Tour commences at 9am.
MILLPOST MERINO PERMACULTURE FARM TOUR
Millpost Farm is a permaculture managed merino wool growing property. This tour will showcase 40 years of re-vegetation projects (shelter-belts, paddock and riparian plantings) both direct seeded and planted. The tour will also include the vegetable gardens, raised beds, worm farms, compost toilets and bins, free range poultry, and buildings made with local and recycled materials.
As well as producing wool the residents of Millpost grow their own food: fruit, veggies, meat, eggs, and milk. They also grow small commercial crops of organic garlic and tomatoes. Three generations of the family live and work on Millpost.
The tour will start at 9am, run for approx 2.5hour and include morning tea. Tickets $30
RIESLING AND SHIRAZ MASTERCLASSES, WITH FOOD MATCHING – from Sapling Yard
Carla Rodeghiero, winemaker from Sapling Yard will be presenting two wine tasting masterclasses, one in Riesling and one in Shiraz, with food matching included.
Eight exemplary wines will be presented with a tasting plate. Participants will learn to compare local wines with other examples from different regions of Australia and overseas, matching the wines with items presented on a charcutterie platter.
The classes will cover regional differences in wine making techniques and climatic influence along with food matches that may be surprising to some. Each class will run for an hour and a half and promise education and enjoyment. Tickets cost $65 per person.
Carla is a Charles Sturt University Wine Science Graduate, has completed the advanced wine assessment course at Adelaide University and holds WSET (wine and spirit education trust) certification.
COMMUNITY HARVEST LUNCH
Have a break from tours and course to have lunch with us in Bungendore.
Share your harvest and share a meal. This community has so much to offer. Lets bring it all together and then relax while someone else does the cooking. Drop off produce in the morning, head out for a farm tour or course, then come back to a beautiful meal and a glass of award winning local cool climate wine, what could be simpler.
Don’t despair if you have nothing to share, everyone is welcome. Ticket with shared produce $25, Full ticket $40. All prices include 3 courses and a beverage.
Kicking off at 1230pm to meet the winemakers, and have a drink and nibbles. Lunch at 1pm. The venue is the War Memorial Hall, 51 Molonglo St. Bungendore.
FAIR FOOD……The Movie – Harvest Festival Screenings
During Harvest Festival Southern Harvest will be hosting screenings of FAIR FOOD …..The Movie, in Bungendore, as part of our CRISP campaign. Grab a ticket and help us build a fair food system.
On Sunday the 28th we plan to have screenings at 9am, 11am, and 3pm, depending on demand. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to the crowd fund for a produce facility. Please follow link above to find out more and make a pledge to secure your ticket.
AWOL (Another Way of Living) – Guided tour
“AWOL is a family-built learning and living environment where we are trying to live consciously and be actively involved in providing our needs. It is a dual occupancy bush property with established homestead gardens where we are relearning intergenerational living.”
Participants will be guided through an in-depth tour of the property, starting with the broader landscape in which it is situated, through to the household, garden and living systems which enable them to thrive with little monetary expense. There will be a demonstration of how to make a rocket stove from a salvaged patio heater and cook with a couple of sticks.
Participants will also be shown through both houses . The newer cottage is a solar passive house built with a lot of salvaged materials and the older house is mid renovation, making it more comfortable and functional with a very tiny budget.
There’s also the veggie garden, orchard, chickens, turkeys, bees, backyard gardens, larder, cellar (in the making) and more… Tickets $25 per person. Tour commences at 3pm.
TATUM HILLS FARM TOUR
An educational farm running tours and workshops and making natural soap and skin care products. They strive to improve the land and farm as naturally as possible. The happiness of their animals is paramount, and they know each one individually. This fun one hour tour of the farm will include the opportunity to meet and interact with the animals while learning about them.
What noise do llamas make and what are llama slippers? Do all goats have horns? Do chickens chew their food? These are some of the fun facts you’ll at Tatum Hills. There will also be an opportunity to feed and pat the llamas and goats, collect fresh eggs, feed chickens and ducks, cuddle guinea pigs and more.
This tour is suited for young and old alike. Dress appropriately for the season and wear enclosed, sturdy shoes. Tour costs $20 per person, commences 3pm.
THERMOMIX VAROMA COOKING
Use your Varoma to its full potential and discover layered cooking made easy with your Thermomix®.
The demonstrated will include: steamed pork buns (baozi), corned beef with mustard sauce, carrot, feta and mint salad, sesame salmon or chicken with creamy tikka sauce (dependent on the class), soufflé omelette with hot smoked salmon, sticky toffee puddings.
Tastings will be available throughout the afternoon and
you’ll receive a copy of all the recipes demonstrated so that you can recreate everything at home. Tickets are $50
(SHA ticket discount not included with this course).