One of Australia’s most loved regional food festivals F.O.O.D Week commences this Friday opening with the community favourite, the F.O.O.D Week Night Market in Robertson Park.The program is packed with over 80 events across the 10-day period featuring many of our regions producers, chef, cook and winemakers. Have you booked your tickets?

What is happening:

Signature Events
It opens with the Night Market in Robertson Park with over 50 stalls serving local produce prepared by our chefs and cooks matched with wines. Friday March 31 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

F.O.O.D HQ at the Agrestic Grocer – Daily

Running daily throughout F.O.O.D Week, F.O.O.D HQ is your one stop shop to meet the producers, find out about what is happening during F.O.O.D Week and of course have a taste test of some our producers amazing product! – See program for details

Sunday Producer Market on the last Sunday – April 9
A great family morning outing to Cook Park, complete with brunch in the park whilst you purchase your weekly groceries by grabbing a few local goodies. A great finale to F.O.O.D Week 2017

Orange Apple Ramble

Saturday April 1
The Orange Apple Ramble is a family event where you will be able to experience the Apple harvest with a rambling walk through the orchards. Visitors will board the bus at Agrestic Grocer and head out to Nashdale to commence the 2km journey through orchards in the scenic Towac Valley. Along the way visitors will enjoy stations of apple based recipes and beverages including a delicious lunch between the rows of apple trees and finish up with some delicious sweet and savoury surprises in the Trufferie. Bookings www.orangeapples.com.au

F.O.O.D Week goes green

As part of the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for development.

F.O.O.D Week is taking part in an environmental audit of its signature events for the purposes of creating a benchmark for future F.O.O.D Week events. Similar to many large-scale events, F.O.O.D Week has sought the need to assess its carbon footprint.

A couple of measures have already been put in place for this year’s festival.

This year at Forage no plastic water bottles will be used, instead 2000 stainless steel canisters have been ordered and will be filled with water by the staff at Wangarang and put into guest forage bags. In addition, the event organisers have undertaken to use biodegradable food vessels and compost all food waste from events such as the Night Market, Forage and 100 Mile Dinner. This year at the night market we will be calling on the public to help us manage the rubbish at the night market by using the correct bins.

These are just a couple of small steps that the F.O.O.D Week Committee have put in place to begin a process of building a more sustainable event in the years to come.

With 80 events to choose from visit www.orangefoodweek.com.au for all your event information and to download the program or download the OrangeNSW app in your app store.

Don’t forget to tag us on social #orangefoodweek @tasteorange #OrangeNSW

Other events for the whole family or free events

Orange Farmers Market Saturday April 8
Millthorpe Markets – Sunday April 2
The Journey Person Handmade – Friday March 31 – Sunday April 2
Small Acres Cider Festival Saturday April 1
Country Fair @ Borenore School Saturday April 1
Orange Gold Cup Friday April 7
On Common Ground – The Corner Store Gallery – Friday April 7
Chocolate and Wine – Simply Divine – At Highland Heritage Wednesday April 5
An Orange Appetite Book Launch & Exhibition – Ludlow Gallery Monday April 3
Palate to Palette Portrait Exhibition – All Week
Cumulus Pop Up Cellar Door & Tasting Plates – Both Weekends
Taste Wine, Picnic in the Gardens, Croquet & Lawn Games at Patina – Both weekends

 

Events that you can still book for

Charlie Siem and the Omega Ensemble at Borrodell Saturday April 1
Feast for Farmers – Saturday April 1
L’Amour De La France – Saturday April 1
Historic Koolabah Woolshed Luncheon
Franklin Road Harvest Feast Sunday April 2
Duntryleague F.O.O.D Week Plate
Just the Tonic – Monday 3
Vietnamese Pop Up Banquet at Cargo Road Sunday April 2
Strawhouse Shindig Wednesday April 5
Ruby Tuesday on a Wednesday April 5
Sunset Tour & Taste at Cargo Road
Food is Art with David Tsirekas – Thursday April 6
Pinot Pork & Pink Ladies – Friday April 7
Feast from the Vintage Team at Philip Shaw Friday April 7
Our farm, your fork, long Lunch Saturday April 8
Asado by Byng Street Saturday April 8
Charred Feast Saturday Saturday April 8
Wine, Tea and Food at Koomooloo – Saturday April 8
Pulled Pork and Pints of Cider – Sunday April 9
Oriental Vegetarian Banquet – Tues, Weds & Thursday 4,5,6 at Bodhi Garden