Harvest Festival 2018-05-17T14:53:41+00:00

CERES Harvest Festival 2018

Celebrating and giving thanks to the good earth, our farmers and the cycle of the seasons.

Saturday 24th March 2018, 10am to 3pm. 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 harvest@ceres.org.au. 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).

Highlights of this year’s festival are featured here on Weekend Notes.

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.

Find out more and join the growers discussion here.

Performers & Musicians

Village Green Stage:

10:30 – Aozora Shokudo – Traditional Japanese dance
10:45 – Indonesian Dance Performance
11:00 – Tari Lumping (Horse dance) – Central Java (Indo)
11:15 – Tari Panen (harvest dance) – West Sumatera (Indo)
11:30 – Ego Lemos – Timor Permaculturalist/singer Q & A plus song
13:30 – SIKANDER
14:15 – CECILIA

Market Stage:

9:45 – Church of Burt
13:45 – The Cosmic Jimmies (featuring Joshua from Jericho’s band)


ASRC Music Group (TBC)

Workshops and Demos

Draft program – changes may occur up to the last minute but this is a snapshot of what’s on offer:

10:00 AM  Welcome to Country with Uncle Bill
10:00 AM  Giant Vegetable Growing Comp
10:00 AM  Mandala Making
10:00 AM  Circus Skills with Circus Lab
10:30 AM  Backyard Bushfoods with Laurel
10:30 AM  Make billabongs for bugs with Avis
10:45 AM   Indonesian Parade to Village Green
11:00 AM   Chook Tour with Lousie
11:00 AM    Nut Free Bliss Balls demo
11:00 AM    Farm Tour with Therese
11:00 AM    Thai food samples with Chef Na
11:30 AM    Using essential oils talk
11:30 AM    Urban beekeeping Q&A
11:30 AM    Print making
12:00 PM    Cheesy Chilli Cashews demo
12:00 PM    Giant Veg winners announced
12:00 PM    Make your own water filter
12:30 PM    Make billabongs for bugs
12:30 PM    Chook Tour with Lousie
12:30 PM    Pongal Talk and Rice cooking
12:30 PM    Farm Chat with Farmer Em
13:00 PM    Vegetable Crop Rotation
13:00 PM    FODMAP dips n’ chips demo
13:30PM     Seed Saving Talk with Olivia
13:30PM     Urban beekeeping Q&A
13:30PM     Jam Making and Jam Session
14:00 PM   Using essential oils talk
14:00PM    Beetroot Bliss balls demo
14:00PM    Experimental Drawing
all day        Batik Making
all day        Indonesian rice making
all day        Ethiopian coffee ceremony
all day        Henna Painting
all day        Eco House Tours
all day        Farm Open
all day        Apple bobbing with Fair Food
all day        Tamil Pongal
all day        Earth Hour – Solar cooking marshmallows
all day        Seed planting & pot making
all day        Kite Flying
all day        Tim Turnbull photography

Festival Market

Join the festival market! 2018 Stallholder bookings are still open – book here.

2018 Stall fees: $ 150 takeaway food (invitation only) / $110 standard / $88 non profit. Some discretionary discounts available – email harvest@ceres.org.au with any enquiries.

So far we are expecting:

 AA Trees & Flowers  Flowers
 Amazing Scents Aromatherapy  Aromatherapy
 ASRC  Food drive and info stall
 Australian Vintage Handknitted  Australian Vintage Handknitted
 CERES Bee Group  Beekeeping education and services
 Chef Na’s Plant-Based Kitchen  Certified Organic Thai curry pastes, sauce and condiments.
 Chris’s Creations  Garments made from recycled doileys, table clothes and vintage chenille
 Common Garden Health  Vegan Botanical Health and Body Products
 Dear Ethel  Handmade, locally produced organic beeswax food wraps and more
 Ears2ground  Screenprinted tshirts, art prints and cards
 Embodiments Oriental Remedial Aromatherapies  Zenthai Shiatsu Body Therapy & Embodiments Organic Essential Oil Range
 Engineers Without Borders  Humanitarian Engineering
 Erinn Louise  Organic Cotton Active (and Baby) Wear
 Friends of Aileu  Promoting and progressing friendship between the people of Aileu, Timor-Leste, and the communities of Moreland and Hume
 geco kitchen  delicious deep fried marinated tofu served ina fresh lettuce leaf with sauce of choice
 Giant Springs  Hand Rolled Spring Rolls
 Gowiththeflow  Crepes coffee
 Happily Made  Handmade in Cambodia – community project
 Hemp  Natural hand stitched Hemp Backpacks
 Little Twist  Crocheted jewelry and accessories
 Luddite Made  Screen printed tshirts
 Madame Buttons  Pies
 Merri Creek Soaps  vegan soap
 Moreland Greens  Political party active in Moreland
 Mutu  wholesome, heartfelt living in the home with a focus on sustainability and soul fullness
 Potato Ninja  potato twist
 Rachel Gallon  Aromatherapy products
 ReeBee Melbourne  handmade women’s and children’s clothing
 Rhizome Vintage  vintage clothes
 Songbird Collection A collection of ethically hand-crafted gifts & treasures inspired by Australia’s birdlife.
 Sticky Earth Ceramics  Pottery, ceramics
 The Moonlight Quill  Used books and clothing
 The Practical Beekeeper  Honey and beeswax products
 The Rainforest Project  Community group
 The Wilderness Society  Environmental Conservation
 Under Your Sink  Handmade Natural Green Cleaning Products, DIY Kits, Amber Glass Storage
 Vegilicious  Gourmet BBQ Vegan Soul Food
 Vicki’s vintage & recycled clothing  Good quality vintage & recycled clothing
 Von’s Vegan bakehouse  Vegan baked goods
 Wise Woman Undies  Organic cotton and bamboo and recycled fabric ethical  hand made and hand printed undies
 Woking Amazing  Vegan Asian Street Food
Insein Baskets  Hand made market baskets from recycled plastic