Spring Harvest returns to historic Elizabeth Farm on Sunday 25 September 2016.
Colonial cuisine, artisan delights, artisan food market, culinary demonstrations and talks, all set within a superb Australian homestead – Spring Harvest returns to Elizabeth Farm on Sunday 25 September.
Built by wool pioneer John Macarthur and his wife, Elizabeth Farm is the oldest Australian homestead and was a thriving colonial farm with an abundance of fresh produce, grains and livestock. Spring Harvest visitors can explore the food and stories of the colonial kitchen, garden and dining table with contemporary practitioners in baking, gardening and hospitality.
From pickles and preserves to salts and spices, people can meet producers and learn about their commitment to handcrafted or locally grown foods, embracing sustainable practices and reviving traditional preparation and preservation methods.
From exploring the history, browsing, sampling and shopping at stalls offering specially selected products from greater Sydney’s finest artisan producers to a food demonstrations and talks, Spring Harvest offers something for everyone.
Highlights on the day:
- Come and learn about artisan bread making, sourdough starters and single origin grain with Michael Klausen – CEO of artisan bakery, Brasserie Bread.
- Visit the colonial kitchen where you can try your hand at grinding wheat and kneading dough.
- Meet Anita Rayner, Sydney Living Museum’s Horticulturalist and hear how to plan your kitchen garden – take-home seedlings available.
- Discover the art of making handmade cultured dairy products including hand churned butter and hear about the history of the Australian dairy industry with Pepe Saya.
- Learn the art of preserving for the season with Jamie Edwards of Cornersmith
- Explore the art of the kitchen garden, heirloom varieties and edible flowers with Mickey Robertson of Glenmore House and discuss the difference between the historical and modern garden design.
- Explore the historic homestead and discover how the Macarthur family lived and dined.
Pack a picnic rug and enjoy the picturesque setting with a delicious spread from one of our ready-to-eat food vendors or savour a homemade Devonshire tea at the Elizabeth Farm Tearooms.
Spring Harvest is one of many programs and events presented by Sydney Living Museums exploring the food heritage of our properties, including the annual Autumn Harvest at Rouse Hill House & Farm, Christmas Fare at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and the Colonial Gastronomy workshops.
DATE: Sunday 25 September, 10.00am – 3.00pm
VENUE: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
ENTRY: Gold coin entry
WEBSITE: Further information available at slm.is/harvesting