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Spring Harvest Festival 2019

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A day full of family-friendly activities

The popular Spring Harvest returns, Sunday 13 October, to historic Elizabeth Farm with an exciting line-up of family-friendly activities.

Come along with your family and friends and enjoy a jam-packed day of artisan delights, a fine food market, demonstrations, workshops and fascinating talks at historic Elizabeth Farm - one of Australia's oldest homesteads.

Visitors can browse, sample, sip and shop from a handpicked selection of Sydney's finest food producers including breads, cheeses, gourmet meats, pies, gelato, teas, salts and spices.

Stalls include: Bilpin Cider, Brickfields, Broomfields Pie Co, Currong Comestibles, Popelino Café, Spice Zen, Steph's Gourmet Foods, T Totaler, The Gelato Man, Waroo Lamb, Willowbrae Chevre Cheese, and Wormticklers Nursery.

New to this year's program is a focus on unique kids activities throughout the day including the wonderful Wild stories: the heroes and villain in our kitchen vegetable sculpture drop-in workshop inviting kids to create stories using common food where potatoes and the humble carrot become superheroes and fairies. Led by food adventurer Diego Bonetto aka The Weedy One, playing with food has never been so much fun.

Kids are also invited to sample forgotten flavours and lost techniques in cordial making workshop where they can make their own lemon 'sherbet' from a recipe dating back to 1816, and try their hand at folding a lotus flower napkin as featured in the 1907 edition of Mrs Beeton's Guide to Household Management.

Get crafty with a creative collage workshop designed by artist Alice Lindstrom and inspired by Elizabeth Farm's colonial kitchen.

Join Barbara Sweeney of Food & Words, Sydney Living Museum's house curator, Scott Hill and resident colonial gastronomer, Jacqui Newling, for a full day of talks and food demonstrations.

Step inside the historic homestead and experience how the Macarthur family lived and dined. Discover stories of the Macarthur family as you take a peek into the colonial kitchen with its wood-fire stove, check out what's growing in the kitchen garden and see how the dining room would have been set, in full splendour, for a formal occasion.

Pack a rug and enjoy a delicious spread from our premium food vendors or a delicious homemade Devonshire Tea in the Elizabeth Farm Tearoom.

The event will be held on Sunday 13 October 2019 from 10.00am to 3.00pm at Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill.

General $8, Member $5, Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) $25 and Under 5s FREE.

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When: Sunday 13 October, 10am–3pm
Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW 2142
Cost: General entry $8, SLM members $5, Family $25, Children under 5 free
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