FOOD & FARM FEST 2019
What a great event we had this year, the weather was really pretty perfect, not too hot, not too cold and the rain stayed away until a couple of hours after it finished!!!
We (the organising committee) want to THANK all those who have helped make this a great day for SJ.
The wonderful local community members, some of whom help out all year with the planning of the event, then when the crunch comes have to join in with all the others who come along on the day to help prepare and conduct the event. These people are prepared to get up with the crows in the dark and turn up in the cold to do their jobs, and they all have a SMILE on their faces, what more could we ask??
We want to give thanks to all of the organisations who were involved this year, without whom this event could not happen. The list has grown a great deal and we are really proud that we achieved some funding from the Western Australian State Natural Resource Management program.
The vital support from the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire Council and our wonderful local Bendigo Bank, (who have supported this event from inception) and other local sponsors including Peel Harvey Catchment Council, this year through the National Landcare Program, and MZI resources, are the backbone of the event.
Our gratitude also goes to Quarry Farm for the wonderful venue, which is so suited to an event of this type, it caters for all aspects of the aims of the event, which is to encourage locals to learn more about their food and where it comes from. Thanks Susanne!
We would also like to thank all those people who were kind enough to donate prizes for our MEGA RAFFLE, which was very successful.
🌿 A signed copy of book Sabrina Hahn's book – Sabrina’s Dirty Deeds Sabrina Hahn - Hort with Heart
🍷 Wine Gift Pack from Millbrook Winery
🍶 Gift Hamper from Tattarang Spring Springs (Gin & Vodka) Tattarang Springs Distilling Co.
🐝 Local Honey goods hamper from Davies Apiaries - Baldivis Gold
👐 Massage Vouchers from Byford Healing Arts
🍴 $100 Meat Pack voucher from Southernbrook Abattoir
🛏 2 night stay for up to 4 people in a holiday cabin Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park (value $450)
🔥Boxes of Firewood from SJ Farm Grown Firewood
🌵 Seven pack of sweet little succulents & a seed grown cacti from Uniquely Succulent
🥂 Wine and gift pack from Jarrahdale Tavern
🌳 Olive oil pack from The Natural Circle
🐝 Re-usable beeswax wraps from Buzzy Wraps
🐦Blue Wren hanging glass sun-catcher from Craft Tea Sundance Glass & Crystals
• Billy’s Bounty
• Tarralea Grove
• King Road Brewery
So now to next year read on….When is it in 2020 ?
3rd May - 10am to 4pm
2019 we had a great lineup of speakers, all included in the cost of entry, plus so many more interesting things to see and do. We aim to bring you more in 2020, so make sure you save that date!
Josh Byrne, from ABC Gardening Australia
Come and hear Josh Byrne at the SJ Food & Farm Fest to be held at Quarry Farm, Whitby.
Sabrina Hahn, from ABC Roots and Shoots, Saturday morning gardening show.
Come and meet Sabrina Hahn, she will be giving a talk and also will have her books etc for sale in her own stall.
If you want to grow anything Sabrina is the person to ask how to do it.