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Pumpkin Precinct

The Pumpkin Precinct will be jam packed over the Taste weekend with produce sourced from our local region, thanks to Slow Food Hunter Valley.

Patrons can enjoy fresh produce direct from the farmer including a range of seasonal winter vegetables. Look out for interesting and unusual vegetables and fruits as farmers display biodiversity and heritage varieties that are not always found in the supermarkets.

Want to get your hands dirty? Pop by and sign up to be a community grower and human pollinator for Maitland’s own Pumpkin Seed Bank project. It is a great way to assist our farmers of the future and to preserve Maitland’s food heritage.

The weekend will also include a range of kid’s workshops including a Kids Citizen Horticulturists Experience and Cooking Workshops (bookings required).

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 Kids Citizen Horticulturists Experience

Bring the kids to get their hands dirty in the garden beds at the Pumpkin Precinct. There will free pollinator seeds provided by Royston Petrie at Slow Food Hunter Valley as well as Maitland Seed Library for them to learn when, who and where to plant.

The workshop will also teach them what insects they’ll see in Spring in their own garden beds. Kids will also receive their own bag that they can decorate on the day and draw the flowers and insects they see on the day.

 Kids Cooking Workshop

Come along and learn to make delicious Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage Sauce. Slow Food Hunter Valley’s workshop features locally grown pumpkin sourced from our Earth Market growers and herbs from the Telarah School Kitchen Garden.

Bookings are required. Cooking workshops are on both days at 10.30am and 1.30pm. There are just 10 places available at each workshop.

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