@ Harvest | 19 February, 2022

Harvest’s Heroes, The Viking, The Booch Queen and Community Engagement

We would, in our ongoing celebration of Harvest’s 10th anniversary, be remiss not to make a big song and dance – as an idiom, not an actual song or dance we’re terrible at both –  for our volunteers. Without our amazing army of volunteers throughout the last decade it is certain Harvest would have fallen in a heap. Cumulatively, our volunteers put in 1000’s of hours and contribute incalculable value to Harvest and our community. Their collective wisdom and vigilance has been integral to the success of everything that makes Harvest great. From FOGO to merch, from setup to packdown our vollies are a vibe. And we all know it’s the vibe that matters the most. 

If that has the oxytocin flowing in your noodle, you can sign up to become a local food hero and volunteer at Harvest here. We are also continually looking for ways to expand our engagement with the broader community. Our focus for 2022 is extending our Volunteer Program into community organisations and increasing the breadth and depth of an already amazing pool of people. Are you part of an amazing community or a not-for-profit organisation? If so, email us to sign up to our Community Engagement Program and let us work together to nourish and sustain our collective wellbeing.

OK. Shameless plugs out of the way and onto the serious stuff. Plucking our ducks this week is appearances from the Vikingthe Booch Queen, and the Poulterer (Wanderer Mead, Avocado Moon and Strellyfield Duck respectively). The cobbers at Elphin Grove Farm are pushing on with baby corn (aka Heidi’s little helpers) and Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs are laying it all out this week too. If you’re keen for a little Saturday night crowd-pleaser, grab yourself a base from Takin’ it Home, drizzle it with Lentara Grove olive oil, slap some Oldway Farm bacon, some TNGT tomatoes, and some Red Cow Persian feta on that bad boy and you’ve got yourself a pizza baby! Speaking of crowd-pleasers, keep an eye out for our lobster roll and basil mayo recipe coming soon!

Disco Duma is back once on the SOMA stage this week with the prime cuts and freshest beets 😉  plus Austin and his Swingmania troupe will be cutting it up on the d-floor. Both make sure the market is filled with good vibes good times.

We wish it was but sometimes life isn’t all vintage cider and chocolate gelato. We’re sorry to report that stalwart stallholders Three Peaks Organics, Taste of Tam O’Shanter, Hillwood Fresh Food and 41 Degrees south are all out this week for injury, covid or growing conditions variously. That sucks, but we write to you in the best of times and the worst of times nonetheless. 

Pictured: Vollies, Harvest’s 9th Birthday, 2021
L to R: Sue, Mary, Butch, Babs, and Esther.

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