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Go into the draw to win an Eat Your History prize-pack

The popular Spring Harvest returns, Sunday 23 September, 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: Brickfields, Broomfields Pies, Crop Swap Sydney, Currong Comestibles, Country Women's Association (CWA) Eastwood Epping, Darcy St Project, Gelato Man, Nomad Spices, Olsson's Salt and Bretzelwagen, Steph's Gourmet Foods, Sydney Living Museums Shop, T Totaler, Willowbrae Chevre Cheese and more.

The day begins with a Welcome to Country by Rhiannon Wright of Muru Mittigar, followed by a variety of food demonstrations, hands-on workshops and talks where people can meet the producers to discover the story behind their food.

Find out the secret behind making the CWA's famous, award-winning scone and learn to make easy-as-pie butter pastry while the kids can get hands-on in the garden workshops with Pocket City Farms.

Adding to the vibrant community atmosphere is a engaging series of talks including Janice Eagleton from on their role in the community, particularly urban centres, Julie McIntyre, historian from Newcastle University and author of First Vintage: Wine in Colonial NSW regarding the Macarthur family's role in early Australian wine production and Jacqui Newling, Sydney Living Museums' colonial gastronomer will talk about the food history of Elizabeth Farm.

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, try your hand at napkin folding and see how the dining room would have been set, in full splendour, for a formal occasion.

From exploring the history, browsing, sampling and shopping at stalls and attending food demonstrations and talks, Spring Harvest offers something for everyone.

Pack a picnic rug and enjoy the picturesque setting with a delicious spread from one of the ready-to-eat food vendors or savour a homemade Devonshire tea at the Elizabeth Farm Tearooms.

The event will be held on Sunday 23 September 2018, from 10.00am to 3.00pm at Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill. Gold Coin Entry.

Free return shuttle bus from Parramatta Station on the day. Check the website for details.

Register now for this event and go into the draw to win an Eat Your History prize-pack, valued at $150.

Spring Harvest Festival is one of many programs and events presented by Sydney Living Museums that explore the food heritage of our museums and historic houses, including the annual Autumn Harvest Festival at Rouse Hill House & Farm and the Colonial Gastronomy workshops.

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When: Sunday 23 September, 10am–3pm
Phone: 02 9635 9488
Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice St, Rosehill NSW
Cost: Gold coin entry
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