Annual Spring Harvest returns to Elizabeth Farm at 70 Alice Street Rosehill this Sunday September 17 with an exciting day of free, family-friendly activities from 10am to 3pm.

Come and enjoy hands-on food demonstrations , fascinating talks and taste, sip and shop at the markets offering Sydney’s finest artisan food products as we celebrate the food heritage of Australia’s oldest surviving homestead.

Elizabeth Farm, built in 1783 by wool pioneers John Macarthur and his wife Elizabeth, was once a thriving colonial farm with an abundance of fresh produce, grains and livestock. At Spring Harvest, visitors can rediscover the way

the Macarthurs’ lived, gardened and farmed the foods they produced and the stories of their colonial dining table.

New to Spring Harvest this year is the Crop Swap cashless market stall, where people can bring their home grown produce to swap with others.

Live food demonstrations include kids’ butter making in the dairy, an exploration of spices and tea in the colonial kitchen and gardens, as well as the opportunity to plant an heirloom seed to take home.

Take a tour of the historic homestead and discover how the Macarthur family lived and dined. Pack a picnic rug and enjoy the picturesque setting or savour a homemade Devonshire Tea at the Elizabeth Farm Tearoom.

Entry is free.