We’re on the hunt for artisan food producers interested in taking part in our inaugural Autumn Harvest Festival at Rouse Hill House & Farm on Sunday 31 May 9am-2pm.

Autumn Harvest is a free food-based event drawing inspiration from colonial foodways (ingredients, recipes, preparation methods & eating habits) and is in keeping with the era of the property. Rouse Hill House and Farm is a 19th Century sandstone house set on 13 acres of rural property among farm buildings, paddocks and remnants of one of Australia’s earliest gardens.

The Festival will take place amongst the rustic farm buildings and will feature a hand-picked selection of premium artisan food producers, both local and Sydney-based, who embrace sustainable & artisanal practices. We are specifically seeking stallholders selling products that would have been found in a well-stocked colonial kitchen such as preserves, smoked goods, meats, heirloom produce, dairy, bread, spices & heritage seeds.

Alongside the market stalls, there will be a free talks program featuring well known food personalities, food historians and producers. The talks will cover a variety of topics from provenance, to preservation techniques and edible gardens. Other highlights include guided house tours, hands-on demonstrations, and a selection of ready-to-eat food vendors.

If you are interested in taking part in this unique event, or perhaps know someone who might be, we’d love to hear from you. Register your interest today or drop us a line  


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