Burwood’s acre farm & eatery is excited to launch a variety of workshops and weekly events in February
Events include Twilight Gardening, a vegetable-pickling class, a Valentine’s Day degustation with optional private tour with farmer Nick Browning and more.
Guests can roll-up their sleeves and be a part of the first Twilight Gardening session on Friday, 7 February from 8–9pm on the acre rooftop farm. Led by farmer Nick, get to know how the farm ticks by exploring the quail coop and established worm farm, as well as learning about the onsite hydroponic system. For $45pp, like-minded green thumbs will also enjoy a self-garnished drink and sweet treat prepared by Executive Chef Brad Simpson against the sunset backdrop on the acre rooftop.
Kids get their own dose of gardening 101 with a workshop taking place on Saturday, 8 February from 3–4pm. Suitable for ages 6–12, the class will teach budding young gardeners where food comes from at acre’s very own outdoor classroom. Bookings are essential and tickets are $20pp.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an exclusive set menu experience at the farmhouse restaurant. For $69pp, the three-course menu offers up a selection of exquisite one-off dishes that showcase the quality of fresh ingredients grown onsite as well as locally sourced seafood and more. The banquet is an elevated farm-to-table experience designed to share and is perfect for the quintessential date night. For an extra $15pp, embark on a private tour of the farm with Nick with a cocktail in hand, available from 5pm onwards.
Want to learn how to pickle vegetables at home? Join a mid-morning pickling class on Friday, 14 February with James Barbour of Mornington Peninsula’s Dillicious Pickles. Attendees will get to take home their own jar of fresh dill pickles and learn the tricks of the trade firsthand from a small-batch pickler.
A farming workshop is also set for Saturday, 15 February at 3pm on the acre rooftop. Farmer Nick will dig deep on the subject of urban poultry, finishing up on a delicious quail egg dish prepared by Brad Simpson straight out of the acre kitchen. Set to be an engaging workshop for the agriculturally curious, the workshop covers topics from egg collection to disease treatment and everything in between. Become a poultry-pro and experience acre’s first of many farming workshops.
The month of February shows no sign of slowing down, with weekly offerings like the Sunday Spit set to continue. Serving up a different kind of spit roast weekly, all proceeds go to the Bairnsdale Beefcheque Group who help support residents of Bairnsdale, Mount Taylor and East Gippsland directly affected by the bushfires. Set up on the plaza, the Sunday Spit is valued between $15–$18 and extends to select public holidays.
acre farm & eatery is part of Burwood Brickworks, developed by Frasers Property with a vision to create the world’s most sustainable retail centre by achieving global accreditation under the Living Building Challenge™.
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More information: acrefarmeatery.com.au