Months of work were rewarded this weekend with a marvelous Harvest Festival in Moruya. It began with a picnic on Friday evening, where we also learned something of the rich history of the area. After torrential rain and storms Saturday dawned a little cloudy, but the day soon brightened and people began to stream into the festival area adjacent to the Moruya Markets in Riverside Park. I was there early and caught some of the stall holders while they were fresh! Here are some images from the morning.
Organic grower Fraser with fellow grower and healer Kelly and her son Gus
Freddo grows organic garlic up the river
Garry specializes in local produce
Cobargo growers joined us too
one of them a textile artist!
Nature’s Nest community childcare had make your own pasta for the littlies
and the SAGE stall signed up new members
local potter Cameron with his tandoor did a great trade
there was fresh juice
local food hampers
food stars Bronnwyn of Rustic Pantry and helper Tim, our favourite chef and now food grower
some of our limes went into this ginger beer
good for you
my favourite icecream
fragrant beeswax candles
children selling organic apples
local wine makers
horse and cart rides
crowds flocking in
but the antique tractors stayed on their trailers …the ground was too wet
too much choice for lunch!
and the perfect place to sit in the quiet by the river
Our local community garden was the main beneficiary of all the fund raising; Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla. There was a lot more happening so I will share more next post!