Moonacres Farm Tour & hands on class

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on hold for now, due to the pesky pandemic!

A 6 hour immersive experience, farm tour and hands on class.

Flavour, nutrition, digestibility and good health begin in good soil, the possibilities for capturing these are endless. Phil lavers life is dedicated to the development of the very best soil and not surprisingly he produces the most incredible vegetables. 

In the morning we will tour the farm with Phil, discuss these and more, pick and pull up whatever produce there is that can be fermented and  then return with it to the kitchen; to learn how to ferment this produce using three distinct methods.  I will bring active ferments made shio koji doko (a fermented rice bed), nuka doko ( a fermented rice bran bed) and miso doko (fermented buckwheat and soy bed) and I will demonstrate their uses. You will use these for ‘quick pickles' and make dry salted and brined ferments too.

You will take home what you make in class, to care for and eat in the coming weeks or months

You will leave armed with what you’ve made, comprehensive note, recipes and confidence to call yourself a fermenter.

Whole red cabbage image ©BenDearnley

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What you will learn
  • How to source live SCOBY's and what to look for
  • How to make sparkling probiotic rich drinks and more
  • How to back up and put a SCOBY to sleep so you can take a break when you wish
What you will get
  • Your questions answered and extensive notes, tips and recipes
  • Delicious tastings
Parking Info

Exact details supplied after booking

What to bring
  • Your questions
What to wear



Food by Holly Davis

Vendor since 2013


Holly is an inspiring wholefood chef and educator. Born in London, Holly cut her teeth as a chef at Food For Thought in Covent Garden. She moved to Sydney in 1982 where she founded Manna, a restaurant inspired by her interest in Macrobiotic philosophy. She then co-founded Sydney’s Iku Wholefoods in 1985.                 

In her current business Food By Holly Davis she aims to seduce people to better ways of thinking about, sourcing, preparing, and eating balanced wholefood meals, by teaching them to make or feeding them, irresistibly delicious foods, that happen to be good for them.                 

Holly’s been a long time champion for the attainment of great health through the use of sustainable organic wholefoods; appropriate to the season, tailored to the needs of the consumer. Her cooking style uses traditional ingredients and embraces the dietary principles practiced by societies prior to industrialised food production. {Food industrialisation}                   

She has also been intentionally fermenting food and drinks to deliciousness for over four decades. Holly’s vision ‘to feed people love’ is expressed in her inspiring and informative cookery classes, her talks, through her articles and when she is catering or food coaching for private or commercial clients.                  

Her range of fermented vegetables, books and live or dried starter cultures are available at Northside Produce market and Carriageworks Farmers Market the first and third Saturday of the month




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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Food by Holly Davis requires 72 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 72 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 72 hour cut off, email Food by Holly Davis to organise a refund or transfer.

Refunds come from We Teach Me and take up to 10 business days to come through to the card or account you paid with.

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Terms & Conditions

Our cancellation policy: Just like a concert or theatre ticket, if you are unable to come to class, the cost is not refunded, however you are welcome to send someone in your place. Under certain circumstances, with 72hours notice, a credit may be given for another class (This will be at the providers discretion and subject to the availability of other classes).

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