Spend the day eating artisan produce in fresh country air
Autumn is the perfect time to visit the Hills District of Sydney. The mornings are crisp and the days are bright and sunny. To finish off this beautiful season Rouse Hill House and Farm are hosting an Autumn Harvest on the last day of Autumn! Artisan food suppliers will be setting up shop for the day in the grounds of the historic house so that you can wander around, taste and buy some amazing produce as well as have a peek into the history that surrounds Rouse Hill House and Farm.
The gates to the farm will swing open at 9am and the only fee involved will be a gold coin donation to take a tour of Rouse Hill House. When you arrive grab a fair trade coffee from the Little Hopper coffee caravan and a sweet treat from Sweetness the Patisserie and then take your time pottering around the many different artisan food suppliers. All of the producers who will be at the Autumn Harvest have a commitment to sustainable and traditional food production. Whether it be pickles from the fabulous Cornersmith Picklery, butter from the master Pepe Saya or meats straight from the farm courtesy of the "caring carnivore" Feather and Bone, you will be spoilt for choice as all of these amazing traders will be in the same space for one day only.
During the day various producers will be speaking about what is involved in their craft and they will also provide demonstrations of what they do and how they do it. Visitors will also have an opportunity to ask questions about how they can get onboard the sustainable food movement. From permaculture to the slow food movement to cheese making and colonial gastronomy the discussions will be varied and entertaining.
To complete your experience, throw a blanket into the back of the car so that you can have a picnic (with some of your freshly purchased produce from the Autumn Harvest), in the beautiful surrounds of Rouse Hill House and Farm. Then lie back and enjoy the Hills District sunshine and the last day of Autumn.