Hawkesbury Harvest is the 'local' ingredient of Sydney's dynamic food and wine culture.
In 2000, a small group of people, passionate about the Hawkesbury and its agricultural heritage, joined together to promote the fresh, seasonal produce from the farms on Sydney's doorstep.
Today, this community-based organization, continues to highlight the range of unique experiences that can be found in the Hawkesbury region and offers a number of products, which include:
1. Farm Gate Trail
2. Special Events
3. Hawkesbury Harvest's Farmers & Fine Food Markets. (Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Sydney )
4. Industry Development (includes regional branding)
Agricultural production in the Hornsby, Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury Council Areas is estimated at $502 million. Through Hawkesbury Harvest visitors to the region have the opportunity to learn about and experience the abundance of the Hawkesbury. In this way they play a unique role in ensuring the viability and sustainability of farms in the region.
The Hawkesbury Harvest Business Plan 2004 describes the origins of our organisation, the role we play in sustainable development within our community and a detailed description of the tasks we undertake in serving our members. The Plan describes strategic and operational activities that Hawkesbury Harvest undertakes in building sustainable agriculture and community engagement.
Hawkesbury Harvest Inc
Strategy and Business Plan
The Plan is divided into three sections.
Hawkesbury Harvest History and Evolution describes how Harvest emerged, the milestones it has achieved in the last four years and the directions it now takes in furthering the development of agriculture in the Sydney basin.
The Hawkesbury Harvest Model of Community Development details the philosophical and practical way in which the organisation operates, the strategic goals of Harvest and the role the Harvest seeks to play in regional development.
Hawkesbury Harvest Business Plan is a detailed action plan outlining the functional activities that Harvest will be undertaking over the next 2-7 years.
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