Deep Winter is a loose affiliation of Australian farming friends (both old and new) who gather together in the deep of winter to share stories, solidarity, seeds and cider.

In 2017, Deep Winter is happening in Bangalow on 8-9 July, on the far North coast of NSW.

Deep Winter is a participatory event, run by farmers, for farmers. Its awesomeness is driven by the efforts and contributions made by all who attend.


Friday 7 July: This year we're adding the option of joining a local farm tour. For $30 you can jump on a bus for the day and visit a number of farms in the region. We'll also put on a light lunch. More details to be confirmed.

In the evening we'll gather at our local bowling club in Bangalow (affectionately known as 'The Bowlo') for a casual dinner. Stockpot Kitchen who run the kitchen at The Bowlo have developed quite a cult following among locals and are well known for putting on an excellent affordable feed.

Saturday 8th July: We'll gather at the Bangalow A & I Hall 8am - 3.30pm to discuss and share knowledge. We're still developing the program for the day.

At 5.30pm, attendees are invited to Byron Creek Farm for dinner, drinks and general friendly chat. We know many of you will be travelling quite a way this time round so while we still encourage bringing and sharing your farming fare in the pot luck tradition we will also be happy to provide the bulk of dinner requirements. Camping overnight is available by request, please get in touch for more details.

Sunday 9th July: We'll gather at the Hall again from 8am - 1pm to keep talking + networking, then pack up, and head home.

Full program available here.


The ticketing this year will be open to previous attendees first. We'll also be keeping the farmer and farmers friend categories.

Farmer vs farmers friend tickets: we hope this is pretty self-explanatory - if you're a full-time farmer, book in with a farmer's ticket. If you're anything else: retailer, advocate, chef, lobbyist, connector, future farmer, food lover, food system builder etc, book in as a farmers friend. We've kept these tickets separate as we want to ensure there's enough space for farmers, who may take a while to book in (because they're busy farming, or figuring out if they can take time off the farm to come along). Please respect the ticket types.


Bring your own cup! And anything required to serve your food contribution if you're doing so. 


The Byron Bay area is stacked with accommodation for mainly bigger budgets so this year Byron Creek Farm have offered the option of camping on site for Saturday night. You must register your intention to do so first please.

Got questions? Check our FAQ page before booking in.

Eventbrite - Deep Winter Gathering 2017