Whitehorse City Council

Sustainable Food & Wine Fair

Sunday 29 March 2015SF&W-FruitVege-Image
Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

The Sustainable Food and Wine Fair will delight keen foodies, aspiring cooks, backyard brewers and budding green thumbs alike.

Grab brunch, lunch or afternoon tea from our local vendors; enter your preserves, pet chooks and homebrews into competitions (see below for entry details); watch cooking demonstrations; sample foods and take home some tasty treats. Well known personalities Sarah Wilson and Costa Georgiadis will be at the Fair to share their experiences of eating and living well.

Meet Sarah Wilson, bestselling author and wellness coach who promotes sustainable living through her much-loved blog and her I Quit Sugar movement.

Greet Costa Georgiadis, landscape architect and Gardening Australia host who has immense enthusiasm for plants and people.

The program includes:

  • Cooking demonstration and a talk by Sarah Wilson
  • Learn how to make lentil dahl,  almond milk and chia seed porridge, home-made cider and more
  • Get your hands dirty with some fun children’s activities SF&W-Board-Image
  • Sample a variety of heritage apples
  • Meet the producer talks
  • Schools scarecrow competition – you be the judge
  • Hear all about and taste sustainable wines
  • Find out about the South East Food Hub
  • Discover how to help save heritage fruit varieties at home
  • Judging of the pet chook, preserves and home brew competitions
  • And much more!

Bring your own bag, water bottle and mug. ATM available.

pdf icon  Sustainable Food and Wine Fair 2015 Map and Program (1.43MB)

pdf icon  Sustainable Food and Wine Fair 2015 Vendor List (262.78kB)

Watch this space for updates!

For more information, phone the Sustainability Team on 9262 6333.


Competition Entry Forms

pdf icon  Sustainable Food and Wine Fair 2015 Entry Form Homebrews and Preserves Competition.pdf (259.13kB)
pdf icon  Sustainable Food and Wine Fair 2015 Entry Form Pet Chook Competition.pdf (243.21kB)
pdf icon  Sustainable Food and Wine Fair 2015 Entry Form Whitehorse Scarecrow Building Competition.pdf (232.66kB)
pdf icon  Sustainable Food and Wine Fair 2015 Terms and Conditions Scarecrow Building Competition.pdf (331.83kB)

Associate Event Sponsor

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is a New York Times best-selling author, blogger and wellness coach whose journalism career has spanned 20 years, across television, radio, magazines, newspapers and online. She’s the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest rating show in Australian TV history. She appears regularly as a commentator on a range of programs including Channel 7′s Sunday Night, The Morning Show, Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise, Ten Network’s Good News Week and The Project, Nine’s 60 Minutes and A Current Affair.SarahWilsonFoodAndWineFair2015

Sarah is an adept social commentator, following a career that’s spanned politics, health advocacy, restaurant reviewing, opinion writing and trend forecasting. She’s also a qualified health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.

Sarah has also authored the best-selling series of ebooks from IQuitSugar.com. Her 8-Week Program has seen more than 300,000 people quit sugar.

Sarah blogs at www.sarahwilson.com, lives in Sydney, rides a bike everywhere and when asked what her hobbies are cites ‘bush hiking’, planning her next meal and being fascinated by other people with real hobbies.

Costa Georgiadis

Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people - he knows how to bring out the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa believes in embracing and celebrating mother nature’s cycles and seasons and nurturing her balance, beauty and bounty organically. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul.CostaFoodAndWineFair2015

Costa is an eco-visionary who is always focused on the big picture – the interplay of the micro and the macro. Life is all about the aperture setting, from macro lens close up to 18mm wide-angle fish eye view of the big picture. For Costa soil and water are central to absolutely everything and their availability and sustainability is of the utmost global importance. Costa is particularly fervent about the preciousness of water and the pertinence of its management. He can deconstruct any landscape – analysing climate, aspect, geography, water flow and soil structure to create holistic, sustainable, productive and pleasurable garden and landscape solutions.

Food and Food Security are two areas where Costa connects his skills with landscape design to the very future of human settlements, our cities as we know them. He is involved with Regenerative Agriculture and the holistic practices that are being nurtured to deal with the issues of a rapidly urbanizing world. Through ongoing workshops, lecture series, keynotes, and expos and on site practicums, Costa is actively involved with delivering this message to the broader community. His work with primary schools, high schools, TAFE Colleges and Universities, Industry Groups and Community organisations reflects his ability to take the message of a permanent self-sustaining culture, and give it traction to any audience.

Costa’s charm, charisma and passion are invigorating and irresistible – he delights in bringing out the best in everyone he encounters – he makes people shine. He is a particularly comfortable and captivating public speaker who has a gift for making his important messages engaging and highly entertaining.  As host and co-creator of Costa’s Garden Odyssey for SBS television, he caught the attention of the nation, sharing his knowledge and passions with one and all.  2014 sees him continue his journey as much-loved host of one of the ABC’s most iconic television programs, Gardening Australia.  Costa brings to it his unique, inimitable and delightful approach to nurturing and gardening the plants and people of Australia.

Costa gardens with his hands and his heart.



2014 Sustainable Food and Wine Fair

Whitehorse City Council’s inaugural Sustainable Food and Wine Fair was held on Sunday 30 March 2014 at Box Hill Town Hall and it was a fantastic success. The fair was one of a series of events as part of Council’s annual Sustainable Living Week program.  

The fair showcased the region’s finest wine, bread, pastry, chocolates, milk, cider, beer, raw treats, eggs and much more! The event saw Box Hill Town Hall taken over by giant inflatable cows, numerous plants, a veggie box in the foyer, 44 trade stands, a pop up café, cooking demonstrations, workshops and children’s activities.  More than 1,500 people enjoyed tasting samples offered by the stallholders, purchasing goodies to take home and expanded their knowledge of sustainable food, beverages and associated products. 

Cooking demonstrations were hosted by Cory Campbell, Vue de monde Head Chef, who showcased beautifully intricate hors d' oeuvres, and Emma Dean, winner of the 2013 series of MasterChef Australia. Emma made a paleo chocolate cake, a rhubarb and lemon gluten/dairy/cane sugar free cake and a dish with beef cheeks. 

Short and informative worskhops were held on the topics of clever food storage, wholefood snacks for kids, green smoothies and gardening for small spaces.  

Community members thoroughly enjoyed the fair, leaving comments such as “fantastic event”, “had a great time”, “Great! Enjoyed demonstrations in particular”.

For a full list of stallholders, download pdf icon  Sustainable Food and Wine Fair Vendors 2014 (264.47kB).

Whitehorse City Council would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended and participated in the fair.

Your feedback on the fair is welcomed. Please email your comments to greenercity@whitehorse.vic.gov.au 

For more information on the event, contact the Sustainability Team on 9262 6363. 

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