The Great Local Lunch is Australia's biggest crowd-farmed feast and a feature event of the National Sustainable Living Festival.
All of the ingredients for this free four-course banquet are grown or gleaned by the guests themselves and crafted into a completely original menu by innovative local chefs who will not know what produce they will get to work with until 24 hours before the Lunch.
Hosted by Costa Georgiadis, from ABC’s Gardening Australia, this unique event brings together over 200 local farmers, backyard growers, and eager gleaners for a delicious celebration of urban agriculture, native and seasonal ingredients, and sustainable food production.
Tickets cannot be bought, but rather exchanged for homegrown produce. Gleaned contributions are also encouraged in the form of safely recovered food that would otherwise go to landfill; products grown or made with a creative use of food waste; and foraged weeds, native plants, and herbs.
The Great Local Lunch invites forward-thinking foodies to gather on the banks of the Yarra River and share in the fruits of their labour, network with the movers and shakers of the city's local food scene, and exchange ideas about increasing food security, reducing waste, and disrupting traditional polluting food systems.
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