The Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival shares the knowledge, passion and skills of local families who generously invite you into their homegrown vegetable gardens. The 2013 Backyard Harvest Festival is coming up soon. There are open gardens, workshops and much more. Get behind this wonderful initiative and be inspired!
Being passionate about home grown and homemade food, we are also only too happy to promote a local initiative that is currently underway that may be of real interest to you. This project shares our passion for preserving the food traditions from different cultures. We hope to see some of your stories exhibited at the 2014 Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival.
"Hi, I’m Anne Thoday from Northcote.
I’m hoping that you, as someone who makes preserves, will invite me and my photographer (also a local) to your home so that we can have a conversation while we preserve together. It could take from two to four hours, depending on how long it takes to do the preserving. Our conversations will be recorded and photographs will be taken. These will form part of an exhibition to be launched during the Darebin Home Made Food and Wine Festival in May 2014. The exhibition aims to celebrate the extraordinary knowledge and skills of people in our community, especially older migrants who settled in Darebin in the ‘60s and ‘70s. It also aims to share knowledge and enhance understanding across generations and cultures. Keeping these time-honoured traditions alive is good for communities, and it may also help us ensure food supplies in the future. All recorded conversations and photographs will be made available for participants to view before they are shown to the general public. If you would like to meet and discuss being involved in the project please contact me on:
Mobile: 0407 887 099 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org "
Which homemade salami will be crowned "Best Homemade Salami"? The Judges Choice has been made. Now it's up to you to cast your vote for the best homemade salami. Come along, taste some salami, cast your vote, enjoy the gourmet food and beverages, watch a salami making demonstration, and enjoy the live entertainment. It's going to be a massive afternoon, celebrating one of our most favorite food traditions - the beloved "Salumi". Be sure to come past our exhibition to say hello or heckle Steve and Frank during the Salami Making Demonstration :)