Spring Harvest Festival

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Pocket City Farms at Elizabeth Farm
Photograph: James Horan

Head to Elizabeth Farm for a picnic of Sydney's best local produce

Sydney Living Museums are putting on a marketplace of spring fare at the colonial homestead Elizabeth Farm featuring some of Sydney's best producers. Chippendale bakery Brickfields will be there, as will Newtown’s T Totaler and Parramatta’s pay-it-forward café Darcy St Project. You can sample foods from Broomfields Pies, Willowbrae Chevre Cheese and the Gelato Man, as well as learn the secret behind the Country Women’s Association’s award-winning scones.

For the second year running there’ll be a Crop Swap – a cashless market where you can bring your own homegrown produce to swap with others. Gardeners can bring a sample of their soil to be tested for its safety or pick up seedlings from the seed library.

Kids can get hands-on in the garden with Pocket City Farms, who'll be running green-thumbed workshops all day. 

Plus, there'll be a series of talks that you can dip into to hear the stories behind the Macarthur family’s role in early Australian wine production and the food history of Elizabeth Farm, given by Sydney Living Museum's own colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling.

Pack a picnic rug and pick up food to eat from the vendors, or enjoy a homemade Devonshire tea at the Elizabeth Farm Tearooms. This year there’s a small fee to enter, but once inside the homestead you’ll get to enjoy the entertainment and food demonstrations free of charge.

By: Emma Joyce

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