Shop, taste and discover at our artisan food event
Join some of Greater Sydney’s finest artisan producers and makers and be inspired by the food history of Rouse Hill House & Farm at our Autumn Harvest on Sunday 28 May, 9am – 3pm.
For one day only, browse, taste and shop from a handpicked selection of artisan goods, from pickles, jams and relishes, to teas, cordials and ciders, cured meats, artisan dairy, bush honey and more.
Meet the producers and discover their commitment to handcrafted or locally grown and made foods, embracing sustainable practices and reviving traditional preparation and preservation methods.
Throughout the day learn about Rouse Hill House & Farm’s culinary heritage, hear some insightful discussion on the hot topic of food waste, and learn how food has long been used as a way to comfort and cure ailments, with engaging talks led by food writer Barbara Sweeney and featuring our colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling and curator Scott Hill, plus Anthia Koullouros of Ovvio Organics and Jaya Chopra of Eat Me Chutneys.
See free food demonstrations and gains some tips from waste warriors Cornersmith on reducing your kitchen waste and making bone broths with Angie Sceats of Slow Food Sydney. Plus gain some tips on creating your own backyard coop with chicken expert Dave Ingham.
Take a peek inside the historic convict built house or discover the property’s outbuildings and farm animals on family-friendly tours. Pack a picnic rug and enjoy a delicious spread from one of our ready-to-eat food vendors.
Entry to Autumn Harvest is FREE. There's plenty of free parking (entry from Guntawong Road) or hop on the free shuttle bus from Riverstone Station to Rouse Hill House & Farm.
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