Harvest Festival 2019-03-26T17:31:55+00:00

CERES Harvest Festival 2019

Celebrating and giving thanks to the good earth, our farmers and the cycle of the seasons. Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10am to 3pm. Entry is $5 and kids are free – all proceeds go towards keeping CERES awesome.

Makers Market

Songbird Collection A social enterprise creating ethically handcrafted bird whistle necklaces, earrings, paperweight whistles, organic cotton textiles.
Scentual Alchemy Aromatherapy Skincare
ReeBee Melbourne Women’s and children’s clothing (handmade by me)
Surfaced Hand made baskets, screenprinted scarves and tea towels
Grow: A Creative Community Handmade sterling silver, copper and brass jewellery, handmade clothes, designed and handmade in Melbourne
Little Twist Hand crocheted jewellery and accessories
Heritage of Africa baskets
Ears2ground Screenprinted tshirts, artprints and handmade cards
The Moonlight Quill Secondhand books, clothing and handmade fashion accesories
Barouche Wild Flowers Australian native wild flowers
A.A.Trees and Flowers Bunches native flowers
Sticky Earth Ceramics
Artsita Visual art classes with an emphasis on mindfulness and connection to nature
Little Cotton Ears Handmade toys
Mutu Copper filter/jugs/bottles/tumblers/mugs, beeswax wraps, tiffins, soap nuts
Beit e’Shai Apothecary & Teahouse Packaged Organic Herbal Tea
Vicki’s Vintage Vintage/ recycled clothing & accessories
Bliss Essentials Aromatherapy Aromatherapy Mists, Aromatherapy Rolls Ons, Magnesium Bath Salts, Herbal Eye Pillow,
Rhizome Vintage Vintage clothing
Merri Creek soaps Soaps and BioGlitter
Burma Baskets Handmade Recycled plastic market baskets
Sachi Japanese Handcrafts Homewares, clothing, accessories 100% handmade in Melbourne using authentic Japanese materials
Maa International Charity Seeds activity for kids! Fill bio pots with organic seeds
Knitted childrens clothing and toys

Plus more to be announced.

Giant Vegetable Competition

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 enter here.


MAIN STAGE – Pavilion

ENZA: ENZA are a Melbourne-based neo-soul band led by singer-songwriter Jessica Isgro, teamed up with musical tinkerer and keyboardist Phil Setton. The 7 piece act includes Keys, Bass, Drums, Percussion, lush Backing Vocalists and soulful Jessica on lead. ENZA make music from the heart, groove for your feet and velvet tones for the soul.
www.enzasoul.com   |   soundcloud.com/enzasoul

Benigar: Melbourne’s beloved dream-twang four-piece are doing a hell of a lot more than just keeping their heads above water with their new album Floating, Not Drowning. The Benigar foursome – featuring longtime buds Nikita Brockmuller (front babe, guitarist and singer-songwriter), Nick Johnson (guitar), Max Atkins (drums) and Ben Tardew (bass) – have been compared with Mazzy Star and The Cowboy Junkies with their stripped back and raw alt-country vibe.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benigarband/

Babel Fish: Renowned for getting people singing and dancing, Babel Fish are downright fun! Come along and join this foursome of three vocalists, Flute, Piano-Accordion, Bass, Guitar and Kick Drum.
Website: https://babelfishband.wordpress.com/   |  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Babelfishband/

MARKET STAGE – CERES Organic Grocery & Market

Maddison Carter Jank Band: Coming together after a brief recording that was far too fun, ‘Jank’ plays old and new tunes in a style that embraces trad jazz, Tom Waits, New Orleans second line, and pretty much anything gritty. On the dirt, with the grit, with the Jank at CERES. Musicians onboard the Jank – Brennan Hamilton-Smith – clarinet | Theo Carbo – baritone guitar | Christy Wositzky-Jones – piano | Maddison Carter – drums
Website: www.maddisoncarter.com  |  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maddisoncartermusic/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqD78_jn4uA&t=7s  |  Bandcamp: https://maddisoncarter.bandcamp.com/releases

The Mondays: The Mondays improvise with true grace & fine jazz style, they play original compositions together with tributes to their musical idols; Pat Metheny, Oscar Peterson and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. Come float on their melodic rhythmic groove powered boat.
Bandcamp: https://jazzheadrecords.bandcamp.com/album/jazz-in-new-york

Nina Rose Trio:  Nina Lim and friends play the most free feel good folk on the block. These peeps bring the vibes to make the sun flowers bloom, bees dance and your soul to reach for the sky dancing. Nina’s tunes are home grown.


Come and discover Brunswick East’s multi-cultural community! Expressed through music, food, and dance, harvest is a universal language.

Djirri Djirri – Wurundjeri dance & Welcome

Ego Lemos – Timor Permaculturalist/singer

Eritean Ginger coffee ceremony and traditional doughnuts

Javanese Batik Making & Village Activities

Story telling-hand gesture workshop

Indonesian food display

Ego Lemnos – Cultural food & identity talk

Somalian Henna painting

Tamil – Thai Pongal, rice pudding, chai and pooja display

Pongal Talk and Rice cooking


Scarecrow Building Comp
Giant Vegetable Growing Comp
Plastic bag up-cyling
Kids nature craft
Plant a seed
Talk to a Farmer
Apple bobbing
Giant Tic Tac Toe
Mindful Weaving
Mandala Making
Scarecrow StiltWalker
Farm Tour with Caitlin
Chook House Tours
Plastic bricks demo
Vegan cooking
Create the ultimate bee hotel
“Beescaping” – Pollinator paradise in your edible garden
Tiddlick the frog story
ASRC Food Drive and Stall
Eco House Tour
Billabong Bugs
Kite Flying

With thanks to our supporters: