Barjarg Bounty

Sharing the harvest has been something rural communities have done throughout time.

Megan Knapp – owner of the Kitchen Door prepares cucumber and smoked salmon appetisers for the Barjarg Bounty gathering

Megan Knapp – owner of the Kitchen Door prepares cucumber and smoked salmon appetisers for the Barjarg Bounty gathering

Megan Knapp generously agreed to share her Kitchen Door facilities so that we could share in the preparation and eating of our autumn bounty. On Wednesday 9 April 42 people from the Barjarg community gathered with their platters, plates and dishes of delicious fare to share in a night of excellent food and conversation. We were also treated to the fine taste of cider thanks to Tin Shed Cider.

The food was diverse and reflected what was grown in our vegetable gardens, orchards and in our paddocks. Megan had prepared delicate cucumber and smoked salmon appetizers and the unusual flavour of tomatillos was sampled by those who enjoy a spicy dip. Beef and venison casseroles and a goat tagine were complemented by salads and vegetable dishes made from abundant zucchini and eggplant supplies. Berries, apple pies and a delicious quince crumble were enjoyed by dessert lovers.

Belinda Iberg, Joy Forrest and Rowena Ellis discuss caper production in Long Lane

Belinda Iberg, Joy Forrest and Rowena Ellis discuss caper production in Long Lane

There was an enthusiastic response to the event and it highlighted the value of sharing good food, company and stories in our local communities. The event will be held again in 2015.

Amanda Swaney
Upper Broken River Landcare Group