The Deep Winter Adelaide program is almost ready to reveal but there’s a few details we can let you know so far….

The theme is scale and viability.

Friday June 21st: 7:30am - 5pm
Deep Winter Field Trip
Departs and returns from the Willunga Show Hall, Main Road, Willunga SA

We’ll be visiting several inspirational small farms on the Fleurieu Peninsula - who they are will be confirmed soon! We’re aiming to cover as many different food groups as possible.

It costs $20 and you need to bring your own lunch and snacks. You can book here.

Saturday June 22nd: 9:30am - 5pm
Conference Sessions

Willunga Show Hall, Main Road, Willunga SA

We will be welcoming Walter Jehne as our keynote speaker. We are extremely excited to have Walter join us - he is an internationally acclaimed climate scientist who is able to turn the science of regenerative farming into actionable strategies to use on your farm. Check out his work here. We’re also keen to hear what Walter has to say about making a go of your farm financially as he has a wealth of experience as a farm consultant knows what a successful, regenerative farm looks like.

The other working session titles so far are:

  • Scale and viability for market gardeners - is there a sweet spot for scale and what the hell is viability anyway;

  • Regenerative grazing - how small is too small;

  • Local grain economies and how to get there and;

  • Three different experiences of starting a small scale mushroom farm.

Sunday 23rd June: 9:30am - 1pm
Conference Sessions

Willunga Show Hall, Main Road, Willunga SA

Working session titles so far are:

  • Small scale success stories - local case studies of getting beyond the start up phase

  • Eggs - different capitalisation models for startup egg enterprises and;

  • What the customer wants - different market streams for different scales. This session will cover restaurant sales, farmers markets sales, supermarket sales, direct sales and distributor sales. Which market is the best for your business?

The conference costs $75 if you book before the end of March and $110 if you book after that. You can book tickets here.

Saturday 22nd June: 6:30pm till late
Deep Winter dinner and party

Willunga Show Hall, Main Road, Willunga SA

Join us for a delicious dinner of locally produced food by Venetian lovelies Francescos Cicchetti followed by music and dancing. Bush band Ewe-calyptus will get us all heel and toeing and Max Savage and the False Idols will keep the dance floor going into the night.

$40 gets you dinner and music, booze available to buy from the bar. Bookings…

Monday 24th June: morning
Food Forest Tour

The Food Forest, Gawler SA

If you want more inspiration and you can get yourself an hour north of Adelaide to Gawler on Monday morning then you can have the pleasure of checking out Anne-Marie and Graham Brookman’s established 15 hectare property where they grow over 160 varieties of fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and timber.

The Food Forest tour is $15 and includes morning tea. You can register your interest here.