CERES Harvest Festival – Saturday 25th March 2017, 10am to 3pm.
Celebrating and giving thanks to the good earth, our farmers and the cycle of the seasons.
Entry is $5 and kids are free – all proceeds go towards keeping CERES awesome.
Any enquiries related to the Harvest Festival including musicians & performers contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Up-to-date info will be posted on our Facebook Harvest Event Page (you can view it even if you are not a Facebook subscriber).
Honey Lane Hives
We have been “busy bees” creating a new education area at CERES Farm. Honey Lane Hives is home to a display hive, teaching area for workshops and excursions, and the CERES Bee Group.
We will be cutting a red ribbon and officially opening the space.There will be honey tasting, bee talks and bee dances! Come along, it will BEE great.
- Bee Group – hive products and bake sale
- Handcrafted Beehives Australia – bee hives and supplies
- Bee Sustainable – beekeeping supplies
- Whirrakee Woodware – beekeeping supplies
- The Practical Beekeeper – bee hive products and beekeeping information
Bake & Bottle Competition
Put your cooking skills to good use and take part in an annual community cake bake-off. Cakes, biscuits and slices are eligible so you are invited to get creative and bake to impress our judges, the ladies of the CWA!
If you have a pantry full of homemade preserves, bring along your favourite jar and enter the Preserving category. We are thrilled to have Caroline from Jam and Pickle as our guest judge.
Entry is $5. Bring your entry to the judging tent next to the CERES Market between 10am – 11am. Judging will take place from 11am with winners announced at 12pm. Categories:
- Best Cake
- Best Slice or Biscuit
- Best Jam
- Best Relish/Chutney
- We cannot accept cakes with uncooked egg or cream.
- Ensure your entry can survive hot or windy weather.
- Entries are considered as a donation to CERES and cannot be returned to entrants.
Urban Farmer Book Launch
Written by Justin Calverley and CERES, The Urban Farmer will show you how to create a productive garden in any space. It’s going to be our new bible in 2017!
Justin has been teaching the Complete Urban Farmer course for over six years and inspiring a new generation of backyard farmers. Come along and hear Justin talk about his new book and grab yourself a signed copy on the day.
Giant Vegetable Comp
Oh my gourd! The CERES Giant Vegetable Growing Competition has three categories:
1. longest bottle/snake gourd
2. biggest pumpkin (circumference)
3. most unusual shaped vegetable.
A $5.00 fee is required on the day to enter the competition. Come join us for gourd tastings, gourd music and workshops. Plus for the winners, there will be some great prizes available.
CERESly Amazing Race
CERES Education will be running their CERESly Amazing Race during the Harvest Festival. In groups, start off with a clue directing you to one of our stations around the CERES site, complete a fun activity before you are handed your next clue. Be the first team to reach the last station to win a prize! Registrations are open from 10am at the CERES Education stall in the Pavilion.
The big race will start at 1pm.
Harvest Photo Competition
On Saturday tag your photos with #CERESHarvest for your chance to win a $40 Organic Grocery voucher. We will choose the most interesting take on Harvest Festival and notify the winner via direct message on Instagram at 5pm on Saturday the 25th of March.
Performers & Musicians
Harvest Festival would not be complete without our usual array of carefully curated local talent. On the Village Green and Market stages we will welcome:
Village Green Stage
- 10:00 – Songs from the Hat – An interactive group sing a long to begin the day.
- 11:30 – Merin Den
- 12:15 – Tims Myth
- 13:45 – A tribal Mantle
- 13:00 – Pugwash – Pirate folk experiment fusing olde timey folky dirge and hillbilly holler/horror with fairytale storytelling
- 13:45 – A tribal Mantle
- 14:00 – Open Sesame – dance meditation
- 10:30-13:00 – Astro & the Ages – Reggae & Afro Brazilian style grooves
Giant Springs – Hand rolled spring rolls
Von’s Vegan Bake House – Vegan dessert, cakes and sweets
Go with the Flow Crepes – French Crepes
Palea Agora – Vegan cakes
Mr Jitters – Fair trade, organic coffee, chai, teas and hot choc
Tamil Feasts – Onion bhajis and chai
Merri Table – Organic food & coffee
Grocery BBQ – Hotdogs and Vegan BBQ
The following talented local people and businesses with unique and ethical products will be taking part in the market:
|Eucalypto||Hand woven macrame jewellery|
|Soul Strength Ferments||Wild ferments- sauerkraut, kimchi, ginger beer|
|ReeBee Melbourne||Women’s and children’s clothing|
|Hook & Purl||Hand knitted beanies made from recycled and found natural yarns|
|The Wilderness Society||Environmental protection and advocacy|
|relovit||Upcyled bags and clothing made from discarded clothes and bedding|
|Vicki’ vintage||Good quality preloved/ vintage/ repurposed clothes & accessories|
|Moments to Make||Organic Clothing & Accessories, Sewing Kits and Jewellery|
|Songbird Collection||Fair trade, ethical & sustainable gifts hand-crafted by artisan groups|
|Merri Creek Soaps||Vegan soap, biodegradable glitter|
|Rhizome Vintage||Handmade homewares from vintage textiles|
|Real Animals Pets and People||Vintage hand knitteds & fabric garments|
|Embodiments||Oriental remedial aromatherapies & Zenthai Shiatsu on the mat|
|ToMi Art||Fashion wares (indigo dyed scarfs, Japanese mizuhiki accessories)|
|A.A.Trees & Flowers||Bunches Native Flowers|
|Bubbles For Poppet||Childrens clothing and wooden toys|
|Stately & Plump||Secondhand books|
|Nilima & Aditi||Henna & other Indian stuff|
|Mama Africa||Clothing, jewellery and crafts|
|Gathered Pieces||Hand made – ethical- one of a kind – small run – zero waste – preloved – Fashion|
2017 Stall fees: $ 150 takeaway food (invitation only) / $110 standard / $88 non profit. Discretionary discounts available.
Stallholder applications have now closed for the 2017 Harvest Festival. If you would like to take part next year please email us at email@example.com and we can add your details to our call out in early 2018.