Home Harvest FEASTival

Celebrate local food and the summer harvest with us at the Home Harvest FEASTival.

To join us there, register as a grower to supply produce to be turned in to a shared vegetarian meal.

Where: Edendale Farm, Eltham

When: Sunday 4 March, 2018, 4.30pm-8pm.

We are introducing a picnic type format for the FEASTival 2018 beginning in the late afternoon. The Feast will include entertainment and music. There will be an opportunity to learn from others and swap gardening tips, tricks and seeds and taste some more unusual foods in beautiful surrounds.

We will have workshops running from February through to April for Harvest Time. Some of the workshops will be about producing condiments and preserves for the Home Harvest FEASTival picnic. Register as a grower to find out more.

What does it involve?

  • Register to grow and supply the produce for the Home Harvest FEASTival.
  • Spend the summer growing the produce and in the week leading up to the FEASTival donate some in return for your place at the picnic.  (Produce for preserve and condiment making will need to be dropped off sooner).
  • Attend the FEASTival and enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal and great day!

Grower registration

To sign up as a Grower for the Home Harvest FEASTival complete the registration form and get growing!

No matter your level of experience or how green your fingers are, everyone is invited to take part and get growing.

What to grow and how much

All types of produce are welcome. If you are growing something different or exotic please let us know when registering. If you're a little stuck, here are some suggestions of what you could grow - zucchini, eggplant, tomato, capsicum, silverbeet, carrot, pumpkin, cucumber, beets, lettuce greens and herbs.

Produce drop-off will take place in the week leading up to the FEASTival (Produce for preserve and condiment making will need to be dropped off sooner). A good way to work out how much produce to donate is to think of a quantity that would feed you and your guests.

Some great resources to help you grow your own veggies

As a grower you will receive regular newsletters including advice and guidance and will be invited to take part in community events and workshops such as food swaps where you can get to know other growers.

Don’t let the fear of having a bad season in your garden put you off registering as a grower. If, come FEASTival time, you are unable to donate the amount of produce you planned it will be ok and will be balanced out by the generous donations of growers who have a great season.

Volunteer instead

If you end up with no produce or you are not able to register as a grower but would like to help out on the day, why not be a FEASTival volunteer? We need people to help set up and/or assist during the Feast.  If you can spare a few hours we would like to hear from you. Email Environmental.Events@nillumbik.vic.gov.au  and let us know how you'd like to help. 

Home Harvest FEASTival partners

The Home Harvest FEASTival is brought to you by Nillumbik Shire Council, Banyule City Council, Local Food Connect, Edendale, Bulleen Art & Garden, Eltham High School, and Healthability.