Thursday, 30 March 2017
Free chestnut foraging this weekend for Leura Harvest Festival 2017
A free chestnut foraging will take place this weekend in the Blue Mountains in preparation for the autumn Leura Harvest Festival on 7 May 2017.
Visitors can help gather the nuts from 100-year-old trees at one of the oldest farms in the Blue Mountains, at Mt Irvine, this Saturday. Presented by Slow Food Blue Mountains, this event sees foragers hunting, gathering, processing and cooking chestnuts.
Participants can take home their own 1kg bags for $8. The chestnut theme carries over to Sunday 2 April with a self-drive tour incorporating chestnut bread tastings at Conditorie Patisserie Schwarz in Wentworth Falls, chocolate chestnut cake at Josophan's Fine Chocolates, chocolate-coated Giandouja at The Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, plus a chestnut-themed lunch at Katoomba's Palette Dining.