To celebrate the last day of Autumn, Sydney Living Museums hosted the food focused Autumn Harvest at the historic Rouse Hill House and Farm. We braved the rain and trudged through the mud to have a quick browse at the festivities.

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This isn’t our first visit to Rouse Hill House and Farm. In fact, the Earn Your Tucker event was one of the first stories we ever posted on our blog! It’s an incredible place. The house, built in the early 1800’s was lived in by descendants of the original occupants of the home right up until the 1990s. Now, it is a living museum, used to trigger the imaginations all who visit it as they learn about Sydney’s farming history.

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At the Autumn Harvest, visitors had the chance to go on guided tours through the house and the property as well as listen to various speakers during the day. There were plenty of stalls selling artisan goods too, which is where we spent most of our time. The types of food stalls that were at the Harvest included honey, confectionary, oils, sauces, chutneys, tea, scones, organic vegetables, free range eggs, smoked meats, bread, coffee and nuts. There was also a delicious slow roasted pork shoulder and a pig on a spit.

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All of the stalls sold local, seasonal and hand made goods, which really reiterated the theme of the day about how food was made and eaten back in colonial times. It is strange to think that food which was considered customary back then is now considered as gourmet. The Autumn Harvest not only offered a great range of delicious food, but also food for thought.

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