Eurobodalla Council is calling for submissions to its Draft Eurobodalla Event Strategy with the closing date for submissions being Wednesday 17 July 2019 Council advises that the purpose of the Strategy “is to guide Council planning and decision making over the next five years to best support events to help grow the local economy and assist local event organisers. It aims to establish a balanced and sustainable portfolio of vibrant tourism and community events.” While it read
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Join Figtree Food and Honey in a night of fun and music at Cobargo School of the Arts Hall in July. Whilst Christmas in July may have become a favourite Australian festivity, Figtree Food Company are taking a new Winter Festival one step further by tracing the Christmas tradition to its farming and pagan origins.
“Reaching into ancient farming cycles and celebrations of winter fare is really important to us”, Richard Lawson, chef at
After 8 years trading at the Rustic Pantry in Moruya, radiograhers Bronwyn and Phil Carter are taking a step back from their roles in wholefood retail. Elisa Johnson and Nicholas Bell, both with backgrounds in food handling and preparation, are ‘sea/tree changers’ from Dulwich Hill Sydney, and took over the business in March. LtoR: Bronwyn Carter, Nick Bell, Elisa Johnson, Philip Carter. It took Bronwyn and Philip Carter about 12 months to develop the store from scratch, open
The word ‘superfoods’ has been tossed around a lot over the past few years. I find some of the foods now marketed as superfoods a little concerning however there are some superfoods which I believe definitely deserve this claim. One of my favourite superfoods is beetroot powder. Many customers notice their energy levels increase when supplementing with beetroot powder. Beetroot is not only one of the highest sources of antioxidants it also contains a high amount of the co
Organisers of Narooma Oyster Festival say this year’s festival was the biggest and best ever. “We’ve still to crunch the numbers and analyse the surveys, but it was certainly bigger than last year’s with many people again coming from Sydney and Canberra and even further afield,” said Festival committee spokesperson Niels Bendixsen. “We do know that over 5,000 people came and consumed over 45,000 oysters.” Australian seafood supremo and long-time Festival supporter John Susman
Oyster lovers, fine foodies and many families from around the country will head to Narooma Oyster Festival this weekend. The Festival launches with a bang this Friday at 4pm with a free family concert and the inaugural Long Table Dinner. Feature music acts are Newcastle guitarist Nick Saxon from 6pm, followed by local band Malumba, and spectacular fireworks at 8pm. Then Canberra party band Big Boss Groove will have everyone up dancing until 10pm. Saturday’s Festival starts at
Narooma Oyster Festival launches with a bang on Friday 3 May with fantastic fireworks and a free concert for families featuring Canberra party band Big Boss Groove and the inaugural Long Table Dinner for fine foodies. “Friday night promises to be spectacular and a great warm up for the big day on Saturday 4 May,” said Festival spokesperson Cath Peachey. “Great live music from 4pm until 10, so bring friends and family, a picnic or buy food from the local food stalls and enjoy
Seafood cooked by local Kooris over a fire pit will again feature at this this year’s Narooma Oyster Festival on Saturday 4 May. “We’re building on our success last year with a bigger and more organised fire pit with better facilities for preparing and serving food and involving even more of our mob,” said Cheryl Davison who is responsible for organising most of the Aboriginal programme. “Groups through the day will cook favourite their favourite seafood recipes over the fire
Next month’s Narooma Oyster Festival (3-4 May) features an extraordinary line-up of live music including high energy bands Big Boss Groove and 19-Twenty. “Most people coming to the Festival like to mix their freshly shucked oysters and other wonderful gourmet experiences with great music, while others just get totally absorbed in the music and with good reason,” said Festival spokesman Niels Bendixsen. Nine-piece powerhouse party band Big Boss Groove from Canberra will set th
Narooma Oyster Festival (3-4 May) provides a unique opportunity to explore the different tastes of south coast oysters from different estuaries. “Sydney Rock oysters on the south coast are grown in one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable oyster growing regions and are considered some of the best in the world,” said Sydney Royal Aquaculture chair of judges John Susman and long-time Narooma Festival supporter. “The flavour and texture of an oyster reflect the estuar
I recently read some extremely concerning statistics regarding the number of Australians suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure). Close to 6 million Australian adults have high blood pressure. What is even more concerning is the rate of adults in regional/rural areas with high blood pressure is even higher – in fact it’s another 27% higher!! When you consider hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases as well as
A few years ago the Tilba District embraced the team from River Cottage Australia during its 4 season run featuring the wonderful produce and lifestyle of our region. This year’s Tilba Festival will see popular local musician Joe Driscoll temporarily hanging up his guitar to re-launch the food van made famous by Paul West in the series. Joe says “Gone are the days of the humble hot dog. With a little imagination and tons of passion, the tempting, tasty and exciting combinatio
In June 2019 SAGE received $17,990 from the Illawarra Mutual Bank (IMB) Community Foundation to run Veggies for all 2018. We were very lucky to have SAGE's first intern, biodynamic farmer Kyle Levier run six workshops in July and August 2018. These were held in venues across the Eurobodalla. Sites included the Tuross Head Community Garden, the Narooma Men's Shed, Bateman's Bay Men's Shed and of course the SAGE Garden in Moruya. Kathryn Maxwell and Robert Cove ran a seventh
Foodies can watch some of Australia’s finest chefs in action and up close at Narooma Oyster Festival on Saturday 4 May. “The Festival’s cooking demonstrations are really popular with both chefs and foodies,” said Festival spokesperson Niels Bendixsen. “It’s quite special to see such accomplished chefs sharing their skills and recipes in such a relaxed and approachable way.” This year’s stellar chef line-up is: celebrated indigenous chef Mark Olive, aka ’The Black Olive’. His
There is environmental carnage happening right now in the Eurobodalla and most, if not all residents, have no idea because it can't be seen and goes unreported.
The culprit - sea urchins. An they are decimating our marine Parks, our Sanctuary zones and the length of our coastline devouring everything in their path. And what are the government doing? Nothing at all from what we can gather.
Let's look at the Tasmanian Government. They recognised sea urchins were causing u
Narooma Oyster Festival this year (3-4 May) has again received substantial support from its major partners who recognise the Festival’s increasing profile as a quality event that brings in business to the area and builds a unique and positive brand for Narooma. Festival spokesperson Cath Peachey said Narooma Chamber of Commerce instigated the Oyster Festival to showcase the region’s quality produce, especially its oysters, as well as its unique visitor experiences to visitors