It is autumn. Yet, difficult to recognize due to the ongoing heat in Western Sydney. But, we are a hearty bunch -- swimming in the river, hiking on mountain trails and canoeing with great enthusiasm, and waiting for autumn.



Yet instinctively, we know it is time to stock up on autumn fruits and veggies!  If only we could find the perfect vendors?  Rouse Hill House & Farm has been planning for this moment.



Anticipating a cooler May, Rouse Hill House has scheduled its fantastic Autumn Harvest on Sunday 6th May. We love the produce vendors, the food and with 20 stalls from jams to cider the choices are great. This is the very best handcrafted locally grown foods through embracing sustainab le practgices and reviving traditional preparation and preservation methods. Think smooth, soft cheeses, artisan breads -- all to carry home. We purchased some wonderful oils infused with lemon (wonderful) and vinegars last year -- continuing to order online from this vendor throughout the year!




Set the alarm, roll out and plan on a smooth coffee and a sweet at the festival before you start your tasting, browsing and shopping from a smashing handpicked by the staff at Sydney Living Museums.


Food Heritage at Rouse Hill House & Farm

  • The Cook and The Curator with Sydney Living Museums’ colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling and curator, Scott Hill
  • The Australian Bee Story (Jacqui Newling, joined by Ben and Rob Porteous of Bilpin Bush Honey)
  • The Rouse Hill Chickens (Scott Hill joined by Dave Ingham of Rentachook) and demonstrations from cheese making to cultivating mushrooms, beekeeping for beginners and raising backyard chickens.


As the walk uphill, past the old Rouse Hill school house may be a bit tiring for some, transportation (golf carts) is provided! In case of rain earlier in the week, wear your boots. It can get muddy, but that is part of the fun!