Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Autumn Harvest Festival
On Saturday, the Melton Sustainable Living Group had its monthly meeting, which also included a workshop about container gardening for renters, and the yearly harvest festival. All members were encouraged to bring along stuff they have grown, preserved or made to swap or sell. I took along this basket of goodies.
It contained 2 dozen home laid eggs, a jar of cherry jam, a jar of feijoa jam, some eggplants, a bunch of spring onions, two bags of grated Parmesan cheese, and 200gms of Komijnekass. On the way past the garden I threw in 5 green and yellow capsicums (peppers), which filled up the basket.
Suffice to say, the meeting/workshop/harvest festival was good fun, and Stacey put on a great workshop. Once it was time for tea and scones, the food swap started. The eggs and cheese when straight away, as did the cherry jam. I ended selling most of it, but swapped the spring onions for some ying and yang bean seeds, and the feijoa jam for a jar of plum jam with Michael.
Kim bought some tomato relish, and got given some bunches of herbs for drying (marjoram, rosemary, thyme).
We had a great day as did all of the members that came along. Once again, a big thank you goes out to Stacey for being such a great host!
President MSLG Inc.