Talk, taste and take home
Dave Ingham – the unmistakeable ‘man in the yellow chicken feather hat’ – is back to answer all your questions about backyard chickens, and cheese-maker Kristen Allan will be sharing her passion for all things cheese, and tales of her own cheese making to get you inspired.
Hosted by food writer Barbara Sweeny, this year’s talks are with Laurie Green (Founder of Crop Swap Sydney, and dedicated to creating a zero-waste pantry), Sean Prendergast (from the Bilpin Cider Co. on, you guessed it, cider!), Ana Martin (from The Amber Drop who is talking honey and bees) – and I’ll (Scott Hill, ‘the Curator’) be there joining in to discuss Rouse Hill House’s early food history, peach cider and thrift the 19th century way.
Lots for the kids
Over at the restored 1890s schoolhouse try your hand at making butter (it’s really easy!), feed the cows, then head down the garden path to the summerhouse to make your own vintage seed packet – and then a ‘seed ball’ for the garden.
It’s all in the details!
All you need to know, from our address to what time we open is located here. There’s a full list of our artisan food vendors, times for the talks and demonstrations, and details on kid’s activities. There’s even a vintage shuttle bus running from the Rouse Hill Town Center and Schofields railway station. Too easy! Admission is just $2 at the gate, and then all the talks and demonstrations and tours are free! You can pre-register, which will also give you e-mail updates and tips as we get that little bit closer.
See you at the Harvest!