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Drinks to Live For at the South East Harvest Festival

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The South East Harvest Festival in Moruya (1 April 2107) featured no less than THREE local producers of fruit & vegetable drinks. Their products were exceptionally good and sold quickly.

Luna Harvest Cold Press Juices

Kat Cathcart & Georgie Murray were selling Luna Harvest Cold Press Juices from their colourful trailer (previously Stuart Scobie’s solar devices trailer that is to be refitted as a Juice-Mobile).

Their juice lines were:

  • Watermelon
  • Apple, Lemon & Ginger
  • Beetroot, Lime, Watermelon & Turmeric
  • Apple, Carrot, Capsicum, Lemon & Ginger
  • Spinach, Pear, Honeydew Melon, Celery, Lemon, Cucumber & Apple


Kat & Georgie have both worked as interns at the SAGE garden in Moruya (Kat over the 2014/15 season, and Georgie over the 2016/7 season). While the Luna Harvest vegetable business has been running since 2015, the juice business was launched only 2 months ago.

Luna Harvest Juices

 

In the making of Luna Harvest Juices they strongly support local growers and the use of seasonal, chemical free produce. The bulk of the ingredients they grown themselves or source from fellow growers in Moruya:

  • watermelons - Queen street growers, and Martin Gribble
  • biodynamic spinach- Farmer Kyle
  • apples, pears - Wendy Jones
  • beetroots - Old Mill Road
  • carrots- The Gundary Kitchen
  • celery, cucumber, limes, honey dew melon, watermelon, carrots, beetroot, capsicum - Luna Harvest.

They also source apples, ginger and some of the lemons from the local fruit and vegetable store, Southlands. The apples are grown in Tumut and are organic-in-conversion, and the ginger is organic.

Kat & Georgie hope to find a way to grow their own ginger, so if anyone out there has any brilliant ideas they would love to hear them.

Contact Kat on lunaharvest75@gmail.com

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Faraway Farm Kombucha

Chris Aitken and Nicky Harris of Faraway Farm in Brogo brought their range of artisan Kombucha, a refreshing fermented tea drink that has been passed down through the generations for thousands of years. Full of probiotics, it can be a powerful yet delicious healing tonic for improving ones gut health and general well-being.

Faraway Farm Kombucha

 

Faraway Farm Kombucha is made on a brew of organic tea and organic sugar using a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (scoby) that is later infused with a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs, all of which are either grown on Faraway Farm itself or sourced from other local growers whenever possible.

Their current list of sensational seasonal flavours include:

  • Strawberry
  • Passionfruit
  • Cucumber and Mint (I can vouch that this is delicious – Carolyn)
  • Apple and Cucumber
  • Apple and Mint
  • and of course there is the Natural flavour.

You will find Faraway Farm Kombucha available weekly at the SCPA Produce Markets in Littleton Gardens in Bega each Friday, Candelo Bulk Wholefoods in Bega, Red Cafe in Bega, and will be coming soon to Sprout Eden
For further enquiries please email info@farawayfarm.com.au

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Fizzle and Pop

Steve Jackson and Meg Jordan-Jones from Vintage Food Vans Australia were selling their Fizzle and Pop fruit based soft drinks made with local fruit from Springvale, Buckaljo and Burragate in the Bega Valley:

  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Autumn Berry
  • Harvest Fizz: Apple, Beet & Tamarillo

They were serving from their 1957 vintage Carapark 10/9 commercial caravan, which is currently for sale. The Carapark 10/9 has been sympathetically restored and converted to operate as a mobile bar business. It has been lightly used @ festivals, markets, events and for private catering over the last 2 years and featured in the final series of TV show ‘River Cottage Australia’. Its classic vintage look has high street appeal and enhances the festive atmosphere of any event. Details are at https://www.facebook.com/vintagefoodvans/

Fizzle and Pop Soft Drinks

 

You might know Steve and Meg from their Hardcore Carnivore van and business which they’ve now sold. What’s the next van guys? Seeds & Nuts? Bubble & Squeak?

Hint: South Coast festivals need more veg-based and fruit-based FOODS (hot and cold).


Submitted by : Carolyn
5th Apr 2017