Executive chef Joel Bickford from one of Australia’s finest restaurants, ARIA in Sydney, will be joining head chef Alastair Waddell and wild food researcher Peter Hardwick for a one-off menu exploring Australia’s underutilised ingredients. Renowned for his stylish and contemporary cuisine with a nod to native Australia, Joel is looking forward to exploring all that the Northern Rivers has to offer.
“Growing up in the Blue Mountains, I have always had a strong connection with my environment, the land and its offering – in turn, shaping my cooking style and thought process in the kitchen. Collaborating with chef Alastair Waddell and wild food researcher Peter Hardwick this March at Harvest Newrybar, I look forward to having the opportunity to explore all that the Northern Rivers have to offer to bring the taste of Aria to Byron Bay locals.” – Joel Bickford, ARIA Sydney
$120 for 5 courses + $50 matching wine
Bookings via: [email protected] / 02 6687 2644
At Harvest we recognise the imperative role the bees play in our ecosystem. Flowering plants require the service of natural pollinators, such as bees for their survival. Bees visit over 1500 flowers for one load of pollen and are responsible for one out of every three bites of food consumed. They pollinate approximately 30 percent of our food crops and 90 percent of our wild plants – without them, the variety of food sources and thus animals on earth would be far fewer.
Our Harvest ethos is that living harmoniously with the earth results in the best flavours. Our organic and spray free gardens are made up of seasonal edible plants and herbs as well as native edibles and flowers allowing for both our native and honey bees to live in a playground of pollen all year round.
We set up our first Flow hive in 2017 and are now proud to have two Flow hives in action on site at Harvest. The Flow Hive was invented by the Newrybar local father and son duo, Stuart and Cedar Anderson. It involves a revolutionary system of extracting honey that is both less of a disruption to the hive and less of an arduous task for the beekeeper.
You can currently taste our Harvest Flow hive honey on our Harvest Restaurant breakfast menu served with our freshly baked fruit and nut toast. If we have excess honey during a harvest you can also purchase a jar from the produce section at our Harvest Deli, alongside fresh, local and seasonal fruit and vegetable produce from 96 Farm in Bangalow.
Due to the recent devastating effects of Australia’s fires the bee industry estimates about 10,000 hives have been destroyed and many more have been damaged across the country. Bees are tiny environmental champions that benefit all of our lives! Click the link below to read Flow’s 10 easy steps you can take to help the bees.
Celebrate a wonderful party for your little ones in our free spaces; in the garden, on the lawn or by the cubbie house
Relax at Harvest while we cater for your little ones with food and homemade drinks
Let Harvest take you and your little ones on an adventure. We create a magical land with games, jumping castles, rugs, food and homemade drinks, flowers, face painting and more!
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Harvest Roots Inc. is a community driven, not-for-profit incorporated association formed to rehabilitate and reforest degraded pastureland, farmland, roadways and waterways. We aim to educate, involve and inspire the community, advocating the importance of regenerative agriculture and reforestation for our future. Our purpose is to make it simple for everyone to help the environment.
ROOTS stemmed from a mutual desire to begin a regeneration project with Harvest as the community platform. Tristan, co-owner of Harvest, and Joe, Harvest's sustainability champion, brainstormed how to begin growing native Australian trees with a focus on native foods in the area. Soon, the two introduced and implemented the 'buy one get one tree' campaign as way to generate funds for purchasing seeds and seedlings for future planting. Kelsey, ROOTS project manager, proposed the idea of expanding Harvest's environmental influence to directly involve the community, primarily using events at Harvest and 96 Bangalow to create a more hopeful narrative around the subject of environmental activism and climate change. Meanwhile, 96 Bangalow, Harvest's new farm collaboration, opened with the intention of growing organic and sustainable produce for local businesses. 96's curator, Blair, soon joined ROOTS to help jumpstart planting and environmental-discussions focusing on sustainable farming and ethical reforestation. Esther, the leader and founder of GROW, a program focusing on children’s awareness of sustainable gardening and education, joined forces to expand ROOTS as well. Our team's combination of respect for the land and our earth with various strengths and willingness to collaborate, opened the door for ROOTS to form. As we begin this exciting regeneration project, we hope to raise and utilise our funds transparently with the community's help.