The inaugural Foodie Fields of Spring at The Loch in Berrima on Sunday September 18 is a celebration of the Southern Highlands’ spring harvest. The event showcases fresh, local produce from the area’s top producers who in turn share expert tips on farming, cooking and gardening.
Part of Moss Vale Chamber’s new Southern Highlands Food & Wine Clusters experience, Foodie Fields of Spring also features a delicious seven course spring feast using produce grown at The Loch farm and put together by resident chef and farmer, Brigid Kennedy.
And despite its name, Foodie Fields of Spring is about much more than just food. A wide range of activities are planned on the day including:
- An introduction to arranging and decorating with flowers using spectacular Spring blooms grown at The Loch with bespoke floral designer Emma Fernandez.
- The latest on how to be an effective composter and organic gardener from ‘Curly’ Charwood of Curly’s Compost and expert advice from local gardening guru Olivier Sofo of Living Earth Farm.
- President of the Southern Highlands Apiarists Association, John Scott, will talk about acquiring the skills and knowledge to introduce the natural benefits of bees into your garden as well as how to create honey.
- Whilst chef and farmer Brigid Kennedy of The Loch shares insights on how best to utilise home grown, flavour-rich and fresh produce in cooking.
“Foodie Fields of Spring is an absolute feast for the senses,” Brigid says.
“You will take home so much more than just fresh farm produce. It’s all about getting ‘hands on’ with food source and a wonderful opportunity to get to know local food, farming and gardening experts while enjoying an authentic taste of the outstanding fresh produce and farming practices that set Highlands growers apart.”