We all know how amazing Perth is at sourcing local, sustainable produce—Western Australia is definitely a frontrunner in the game—so when we heard about the Grow It Local Festival we were super excited (and super hungry, all of a sudden).
Running from 4 to 10 November, the festival will hold several events that will focus on Grow It Local’s ethos of growing and sourcing local produce in order to fuel a more sustainable future.
On 2 November, they will be partnering up with Coogee Common (the soon-to-open sister of one of our all-time faves—Bread in Common), where you’ll get taken on a private tour and tasting of their kitchen garden. Get your nails nice and dirty as you learn about and select some of your favourite ingredients that will become a part of the four-course dinner you’ll later have back at Bread in Common; at a long table with your beverage of choice in hand.
Dine under the stars at The Long Table Degustation Dinner on 7 November in Casey Lister’s (@pinch_dash_glug on Instagram) backyard oasis. Make your way through seven dishes of freshly pickled vegetables, fruits and herbs from the garden along with locally-made breads and pasta. And, don’t forget, it’s BYO.
Join Casey again on 9 November for her Beautiful Breakfasts Workshop, where you’ll have your own pre-picked breakfast upon arrival on blankets in the garden, before making a next-level batch of bircher muesli together with Casey, incorporating foraged home-grown flowers, dried fruits, grains, seeds and nuts. Learn how to make a spicy chia pudding and toasted maple and tahini granola before leaving with your very own jar of bircher muesli, and the knowledge to recreate it again and again.
In addition to these enticing events, be sure to check out the online Grow It Local Marketplace, where users can access community-led events and experiences rooted in growing, sharing and eating locally grown foods. Learning sustainable and healthy ways to fuel yourself with a full experience to go along with it? Pass us the quinoa.
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