The Southern Highlands Harvest project aims to contact all growers and producers in the Wingecarribee region – both large and small – to collate a description of their produce, along with information as to where the produce is locally available, whether by farmgate, local markets or local retail outlets. A resulting directory would link consumers, both local and visitors alike, more directly to local growers and raise the profile of the rich agricultural heritage of our region. The outlets for local produce would be mapped (we realize that not every farmer runs a farmgate) and could also form the basis of a local Food Trail. For an idea of possible future opportunities resulting from participating in such a project, see the Hawkesbury Harvest website http://www.hawkesburyharvest.com.au/farmgate_map.asp
There is no cost to register with the Southern Highlands Harvest program, and the benefits are many – not the least being significant promotion and publicity for your business, as well as networking opportunities for value-adding and diversification.
Southern Highlands Harvest is a collaborative project of Transition Shire Wingecarribee, Slow Food Southern Highlands and Harmony Community Farm Inc. supported by Tourism Southern Highlands and seed-funded by Wingecarribee Shire Council.