Join us December 15 at Harvest from 5pm! This free community event is the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon with friends and family.
There'll be live music on the green, the garden bars will be in full swing and the incredible Argentinian fire wizard Santiago Socrate is back for another over-fire cooking feast!
For more details check out our Instagram @harvestnewrybar.
Bring your family and friends, find a spot on the green, and soak up the atmosphere. Don't forget your dancing shoes.
This is a FREE event, but RSVP tickets are required to secure your spot.
Marcello’s Italian heritage is seen in the new Harvest menu, but it is the local produce and lifestyle that has the biggest impact on his dishes.
“I’m so excited to be working so closely with what feels like the never ending ecosystem of producers and suppliers in the Northern Rivers region.”
“Already I am blown away by the access here, but what really stands out is the sense of responsibility and respect for community. Every single day I’m sent a menu of fresh wild caught seafood to choose from by Northern Rivers Seafood, with gems like 6ft long wild caught kingfish. Being able to call our lettuce grower who is only 4km away and have lettuce delivered within 30 minutes is a far cry from my experiences in Sydney.”
Last year Harvest celebrated 15 years as a key part of the Newrybar, Byron Bay and larger Northern Rivers region. Over that time, Harvest has evolved, growing in offering from a humble cafe to a thriving and award-winning restaurant, abundant deli with a focus on local artisanal produce, freshly baked croissants daily, and local coffee, and surrounding gardens which play host to everything from the monthly Fun Friday gatherings (on hold until September’s weather arrives), to fundraisers and spontaneous picnics for locals and tourists stopping by. A constant in Harvest’s history has been championing the farm-to-table philosophy and local producer, and this is something Marcello plans to add to.
Like much of the Northern Rivers, the Harvest menu works closely with the local seasons adapting as it needs to to sustainably support the natural ecosystem. Under Marcello’s guidance, even the Harvest gardens are changing, with Marcello and longtime Harvest gardener Richie La Face working together to ensure the sharing of information with the team on daily herb picking adventures, and availability of seasonal produce to work with the restaurant’s menu.
Alongside its garden, the Harvest menu also makes use of a meat aging room in the adjacent deli, and of course the 120+ year old woodfire oven that calls the former bakery its home, and is used to cook and develop beautiful flavour across the menus of the restaurant and deli. This oven has been the centre of the community since before Harvest’s time, offering a communal way of cooking and preserving energy and heat for the Newrybar community since the early 1900’s. Harvest takes its responsibility to maintain this connection to community seriously, not only opening its gardens and spaces up for community programming throughout the year, but also celebrating the abundance of local produce. Mushrooms from Pimlico organic farms, Fair Game Wild Venison and cheeses from Debra Allard and Nimbin Valley Cheese all feature on current menus alongside a slew of others.
On the current menu, Marcello cooks locally caught wild snapper from Yamba with South Ballina pippies, house fermented cucumbers and citrus from nearby Picone’s Orchard, and a sauce from the fish/pippi stock which is made in-house to not only minimise waste (a baseline according to Marcello) but to also maximising what you get from that wastage to benefit the overall taste of the dish. The nimble-ness of the Harvest team means anything in abundance can be used not just through the restaurant, but the precinct’s deli too, or throughout the growing Harvest pantry of preserves.
Join us for lunch or dinner at Harvest with Marcello and his new menu creations, award-winning wine list and cocktails. We would love to see you.
Join us for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00pm
and dinner every Thursday to Saturday nights from 5:30pm.
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With Love, The Harvest Team
We are currently growing our team and we are looking for some hospitality legends to join us.
Whether your passion lies in working with Australia’s best produce in our kitchen, deli or bakery, connecting with the community of local makers and talented veterans of Australian hospitality, learning more about local wine and spirits, or bringing people together for events small or large - all while enjoying the enviable Northern Rivers lifestyle - there’s a place for you at Harvest.
Some of our current roles include:
Chefs - Great lifestyle and permanent day shift roster.
Back of House - Work with an incredible team and amazing produce.
Baristas - Regular hours and a chance to work with our amazing community.
Front of House - On-the-job training with regular food and wine tastings.
Visit our careers page for more details or send your resume to [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you 💛
From working at the local pub at 14 to cooking in Michelin Star restaurants and running Chalets in Austria. Iohne has done it all and, lucky for us, she’s now cooking up a storm at Harvest. Iohne previously ran The Spotted Pig in Lismore for 8 years with her wife Emily which was heartbreakingly devastated by the Lismore Floods.
Iohne loves the old-school style of food she had growing up with her grandparents in Staffordshire. Eating fresh and seasonal produce, preserving, pickling, jamming, and jarring. Letting incredible produce shine, wasting nothing, and creating super delicious meals.
Iohne is always looking for new ways to use and preserve ingredients, from pickling local garlic, making hand-made charcoal lavosh or dehydrating celery-tops to make super umami celery salt (all now available from the deli).
Ritchie will often drop off a basket of assorted leafy greens and veggies from the garden and without hesitation, like a culinary MacGyver, Iohne will turn seemingly common ingredients into mouth-watering specials for the day.
But most importantly, Iohne has one of the biggest hearts on the team. She’s always putting others first, which is why she can run such a great team and make such delicious food.
And to top it off, she’s also cycling for charity next month! All funds raised will support Children’s Medical Research Institute to develop treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. Kids should be living life, not fighting for it. So if you are able to make a donation, click here!
And if you see Iohne or any of the deli chefs at Harvest make sure you let them know how great their food is! It means more to them than you might think.