The warmth of the afternoon sun; the crunch of leaves underfoot; the taste of autumn's harvest.
A couple of Saturdays ago, Kate Amelia and I found ourselves here, hosting an Autumn in the Orchard afternoon at Tanbella Orchard in Pialligo. It was our very first event in Canberra as the Harvest Society – an exciting collaboration to bring creatively diverse yet like-hearted individuals together for beautiful, seasonal and immersive events in celebration of our local harvests. (Kate’s beautiful words there, not mine).
Our afternoon, thankfully, was beautiful, seasonal and immersive. We hand picked apples and carried them in hand made calico bags by Kate, sipped on the orchards fresh pressed apple juice, picnicked in the orchard rows with a generous spread of all things delicious and autumnal, and very much enjoyed cozying up to conversation, company and crisp autumn air. We are so grateful to those who came to spend the afternoon with us and can’t wait for the next Harvest Society event to take place (we are already onto dreaming up a winter plan!)
A very big thank you to our generous, local sponsors for partnering with us for the afternoon:
Tanbella Orchard – for the location and the juice
Pialligo Estate – for their fresh figs, quince and charcuterie
The Essential Ingredient Kingston – for out of this world cheese and condiments
Canberra Urban Honey – for their honeycomb
Song of Oya – for a gift of apple and cinnamon candles
Aaron - for all your skills in the kitchen and driving four wheeler tractors
If you are local (or up for a trip!) and would like to join us for our next event, we would love to have you! Please send us an email at hello (at) harvest society.com.au to be added to our mailing list. You can also keep an eye on all our #harvestsociety plans here and here.