Food Sovereignty Convergence comes to Canberra 23 and 24 October

Annual Food Sovereignty Convergence to be held in Canberra October 23-24

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) will host the annual Food Sovereignty Convergence in Canberra on the 23rd and 24th of October 2017 at the Burrungiri Cultural Centre.

The convergence will provide an opportunity for attendees to debate, share stories, analyse, strategise and plan towards building a fair food system for all Australians.

Held as an extension of Fair Food Week 2017, the Food Sovereignty Convergence … CONTINUE READING

Bungendore Harvest Festival 28-30 April

Bungendore Harvest Festival 28-30 April

Join us for a weekend that promotes integrity and freshness in the growing, breeding and production of produce in the Southern Harvest Region and centres on Bungendore as a regional identity for food, farming and fibre related activities.

On Friday 28th April, Bungendore food venues will showcase locally sourced food and beverages for your enjoyment.

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Bungendore Harvest Festival 28-30 April 2017

Save the Date and Get Involved

The Bungendore Harvest Festival is a chance for all local businesses to get involved, Whether you have a retail store, are on a rural property or run your business from home. The weekend Festival will be held across from Friday 28th April until Sunday 30 April to encourage overnight visitors and people from further afield. It will be a celebration of local, cold climate food, how it grows, where it grows, … CONTINUE READING

Visit to Jonai Farm for AFSA Legal Defence Fund(raiser)

A quick dash to Daylesford consumed part of our weekend. What an earth for? Is there not enough to do?

The Jonai family were host to a number of farming heroes including Joel Salatin, Costa, and representatives from farms that have been the subject of inappropriate legislation from various government authorities across Australia – that’s what the gathering was about.

We got there in time for sunset but didn’t get much of a sleep in, … CONTINUE READING

On farm as it starts to cool down

This week we will have fresh organic yearling beef and organic pastured pork, so come on down to the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore on Saturday 9am to 1pm and check out what we have.

We will have limited Harvest Boxes available for collection on Saturday (Bungendore) or Sunday (on-farm) only. We do require orders by 2pm Friday for harvesting purposes. Just $40 each and valued at over $50.

If you are keen to be involved in Fair Food in our Region, I encourage you to check out the Polyfaces film screening, Fair Food Focus and … CONTINUE READING

Fair Food – The Documentary – Wed 11 Feb 2015

Fair Food is Australia’s first feature length documentary about the issues facing our local producers, and the importance of having access to small, independent regional food distributors.  View the film preview here.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leading food advocates and participants from the film.

When:                  Wednesday 11th February, 6PM

Where:                National Library of Australia

Level LG1, Theatre

Parkes Place West, Canberra

Cost:                      $20 (with 25% going to support the Southern Harvest Farmers Market, launched Sunday 25 January at the Bungendore Show –  the market only sells food produced only in … CONTINUE READING