Festive Season Family Celebrations at the Farmers Markets | Dec 10

Gather with our Slow School Community at Abbotsford Convent over nature, food and conversations on conscious consumption. We have planned an exciting food tour, connecting with passionate suppliers and farmers and an opportunity to experience delicious tastings.

The tour will be hosted by the lovely Stephanie Kennar – A food lover, passionate home cook, turned into restaurant owner/ cook for the last 3 years.

Living Large, lightly – would summarise her philosophy about experiencing nourishing abundance with simplicity and conscience. Her appetite for liver parfait, pork crackling, cheeses, chocolate and  wine is tempered with her beliefs on thoughtful consumption for ethics and sustainability while enjoying wellness through food.

She’s a lover and maker of kombucha, kimchi, pickled vegetables and fresh, seasonal food and will share insights on food shopping, preparation and organisation.


The food tour will include:

  • Walk with Stephanie – Connect and talk with passionate suppliers and farmers 
  • Talk on Ethical Spending with Matt Perfect
  • Picnic in the Park – Grab some food from the bakery, markets or pack a lunch from home
  • Celebration of the year with family, friends, children, partners and the Slow School community
  • Find out all the exciting projects coming up in 2017


  • Meet at the Oak tree at 9.00am
  • Nourishing refreshment
  • Introduce notebook items and agenda for the morning
  • Guidelines for the walk in the market, highlight suggested producers, possible tastings
  • Off we go to the market
  • Stroll, chat to farmers and producers, purchase what you’d like (your weekly shop or favourite things)
  • Meet at centre of market at 11.00am, back to Oak Tree, drop off shopping to cars if needed
  • Oak tree chat, debrief and questions
  • Matt’s talk
  • Picnic, BYO food and drinks
  • Finish time: 1pm

What’s covered?

  • Notebook and talk includes:
  • Buying ethical, local and organic
  • Stall holder information
  • My typical weekly food preparation
  • Simple ways to pickle vegetables
  • Ferments including Kimchi
  • Stephanie’s favourite go to recipes


Important information:


  • St Heliers street Collingwood

Entry to markets:

  • $2 donation


  • The Big Oak Tree – From the carpark, walk down towards the market

What to bring:

  • A trolley if you are planning to buy a number or heavy items or bags if light shopping
  • An insulated cooler bag if you are planning to buy meat, chicken or diary
  • Wear stable, sturdy, closed shoes (it may be dusty or muddy in patches)
  • Take a small pouch or pack for your money and essentials .Handbags can be tricky if you have a trolley and are handling produce
  • Please note: The stall holders will generally not have any bags except for items such as loose lettuce

Celebrate this year with us, our achievements and all the exciting projects coming up! Please RSVP by 25th November –


When: 9am-1pm Saturday, 10th of December

Where: Collingwood Childrens Farm, Abbotsford Convent

Meeting Place: Under the Oak tree

*Please note that your ticket is non-refundable, however if you are unable to attend you are welcome to transfer your ticket to a colleague.

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