Are you ready for Forage?


Are you ready for Forage?

The wait is nearly over and soon you’ll be foraging your way across the countryside enjoying magnificent high-altitude wines and the wonderful food of Orange.

Here are some final reminders for your Forage food adventure on Saturday 1st April:

Forage buses will leave from Lords Place (between Byng & March Streets) outside the Orange City Council Carpark. Parking is available and the entrance to the car park is from Lords Place.

Your bus departure time is printed on your ticket, please arrive at least 15 – 20 mins before your departure time.

Buses will pick up from Station 8/Nashdale Lane Cellar Door and return to Orange from 4:00pm and will leave when each bus is full. The last bus will depart Station 8/Nashdale Lane Cellar Door at 6:30pm. There is a taxi rank only a short walk from the bus drop off point should you require transport home after the event.

Please have your Forage Tickets saved to your phone or printed ready to scan at the bus departure. If you have onsold your tickets, please forward this email to the ticket purchaser.

It is important to minimise the biosecurity risks posed by people entering areas of commercial agriculture and horticultural activity. All Forage guests are required to follow biosecurity measures as part of their entrance to Forage. You will be asked to walk through a sanitised foot bath to clean your shoes before getting on the bus. Please wear appropriate, flat-soled shoes.

For more information in the role you play as a farm visitor in biosecurity, please visit the NSW DPI website.

You will be given a bag with your wine glass, a bottle of water, cutlery, and some information about the route when you arrive. We encourage you to bring a picnic rug or something to sit on the ground, as well as a hat and sunscreen. You will also be given vouchers for food and wine. You will need to give the stallholders your relevant vouchers for each stall along the way.

Water refill stations and toilets are available along the way and will be shown on your map.

The path for Forage through farmland is uneven in places and sturdy “walking” footwear is recommended. The weather in April is often delightful but can be cool in the early morning or later in the afternoon – check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. It has been quite wet in the week leading up to Forage, we suggest you think about this carefully when choosing your footwear.

We ask all visitors to help us reduce the impact we have on the environment – please use the rubbish bins provided and sort your rubbish. There is also the opportunity to return your water bottle, glasses etc. if you do not wish to take them home with you at the end of the day.

Forage is an outdoor event and will go ahead unless the conditions are deemed to be dangerous. Should there be adverse weather events forecast or major changes to the event plans, updates will be emailed to the address given at the time of booking,

For more information about our events during F.O.O.D Week, visit our website for the full 2023 F.O.O.D Week program.

Important Update from Justin Jarrett

As you meander through Forage on Saturday, it’s important to keep in mind you’re walking through private vineyards and farmland.

Justin Jarrett from See Saw Wine has an important message for you – click here to listen to what he has to say. ​​​​​​​

Accessibility Requirements for Forage
If you have any accessibility requirements, please ensure you let us know so we can plan accordingly. ​​​​​​​Any requests or requirements should be sent through to our Event Manager Mali Williams at​​​​​​​

When In Orange…

  • Visit Orange Regional Gallery and check out Laurence Edwards: A Gathering of Uncertainties which is currently exhibiting.
  • Pop into Groundstone Cafe for a seasonal brunch before jumping on your Forage bus – it’s just around the corner from where the buses depart.
  • Head down to Cook Park on Sunday morning 2nd April for the Sunday Producers’ Market and Brunch.
  • In a rush to get home but keen to stock up on some local wine? The Lane Cellars, Ferment the Orange Wine Centre and Orange Cellars Bottle Shop have a wide variety of local wine on offer.

We look forward to sharing Orange F.O.O.D Week and seeing you during our 32nd F.O.O.D Week Festival!
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The F.O.O.D Week Team​



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