Our excitement is growing for Grow Your Own 2019 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Our excitement is growing for Grow Your Own 2019

There’s a lot that we miss about the “classic” music festivals…

Big name acts, free iced tea, dodgy promoters – we’re ready for a different kind of festival this summer, and Grow Your Own Fest certainly understands that the way to our heart is through our stomach.

The seaside town of Forster-Tuncurry hosts this annual event that refuses to be bound by the limits of other local festivals and has instead become a celebration of ethically and sustainably sourced food.

Grow Your Own Fest is bringing a packed line-up of amazing growers and producers to the NSW mid-north coast, showcasing an array of mind-blowing, locally sourced and sustainably produced treats to set your tastebuds alight and provide plenty of fuel for an afternoon of dancing in the summer sun.

The awesome artisans from Palms Micro Bakery are packing plates of fresh baked bread and cheese for some savoury satisfaction along with the mind-boggling, 100% plant-based, frozen fruit soft serve from Summer Cup Co.

Plus you’ll experience a plethora of insightful workshops designed to educate festival-goers about the importance of sustainable food production along with an on-site permaculture garden and beehive (don’t forget to pack your Phenergan).

Groovin in the Garden mastermind, Chelsea Hands will plant and cultivate one of her signature gardens right before your eyes and Internal Instinct’s Lydia Irving will share the secrets of their spectacular brand of sourdough.

This sensational line-up of growers will of course be joined by an equally sensational line-up of artists featuring the likes of DMA’s, Hockey Dad and The Preatures along with a pop up cinema screening the Sydney Film Festival hit, Teach a Man to Fish.

Grow Your Own Fest 2019 takes over Forster-Tuncurry for one day only on January 12 so head to their website for the full list of growers and artists and to grab your tickets for an unforgettable day out promoting ethical food consumption and sustainability.

Aussie festivals and sustainability don’t traditionally go together so don’t miss out on this celebration of music and fun that’s equal parts good for your soul and good for your tastebuds!

Words by Josh Schultz
- the gourmand who’s still waiting for his Soundwave refund.