Elizabeth Farm will spring to harvest

Something for everyone: Elizabeth Farm will host its annual Spring Harvest this Sunday, 10am-3pm at 70 Alice St, Rosehill. Free admission.

Something for everyone: Elizabeth Farm will host its annual Spring Harvest this Sunday, 10am-3pm at 70 Alice St, Rosehill. Free admission.

Spring Harvest will celebrate history and food inspired by pioneer John Macarthur to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth at Elizabeth Farm this Sunday.

His most notable deed was as a revolutionary pioneer for Sydney's agricultural history.

Elizabeth Farm was built by John and Elizabeth Macarthur in 1793.

“Curator Scott Hill is doing a talk on John Macarthur's legacy," a spokeswoman said. “We invite people to see what's growing out in the garden, we invite people to see and consume Macarthur food today."

There will be food stalls selling everything from olive oil, honey, chutneys, fresh produce, fresh grain, wheat products, picnic grub, pickles, cordials, bread, pies, spices and Devonshire Tea.

The aim of the day is to talk about food heritage.

"There will be an opportunity to do that in talks, food demonstrations, shop in markets and food producers. There are food demonstrations like butter making," the spokeswoman said.

New to the event is the Crop Swap stall, which will encourage participants to bring in their own fresh produce to swap with other participants. This will help with communicating on similar interests, and to spark new insight on produce usage.

Other activities will include discovering all the unique delectable spices and tea in the kitchen and gardens, planting a take home heirloom seed, receiving gardening tips from Sydney Living Museums horticulturalists.

Admission is free, but those who pre-register at http://slm.is/harvesting will be in the running to win an Eat Your History prize pack.

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