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Enjoy a special experience on our Hawkesbury River Food Safari learning all about regional farming from passionate locals. Visit local food growers, eat fresh school prawns then finish the day by picking vegetables from the farm and enjoying lunch overlooking the river prepared by world renowned chef Martin Boetz. Limited to 20 very lucky individuals so get in quick!

The day will entail:

Meet at Work-Shop Redfern at 7am to board bus. Coffee and brekky stop along the way at the picturesque Tractor 828 cafe in Ebenezer.

Arrive at Cooks Co-op to greet Marty then travel on the ferry to Gary Howard’s prawn trawler on the River. Gary will discuss the importance of local, sustainable fishing practices. The group will sample freshly cooked Hawkesbury River prawns whilst sipping on a cold beer.

Once safely back on the other side of the river, its back on the bus to visit another local farm to pick some ingredients for the lunch. Then finally back to the Cooks Co-op Farm with Martin to pick vegetables. Throughout the day, Martin will discuss the importance of farming in the Hawkesbury region & supporting local farmers

Using all the fresh ingredients, lunch will be prepared by the group and guided by Martin who will demonstrate various aspects of the process.  After we feast, its wind down time, enjoying a glass (or two!) of local wine whilst sitting under the old gum trees.

What you'll get

  • Once in a lifetime experience learning about the Hawkesbury region food and delicious lunch from a world renowned chef!

what to bring

  • Your walking shoes
  • Clothes you don’t mind hitting the farm in!
  • Sunscreen & hat


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.