Batlow Cider Festival
The annual Batlow Cider Festival is on again on Saturday 18 May in the NSW town of Batlow, a 2.5 hour drive from Canberra. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the festival showcases Batlow’s autumn weather with a host of food, drinks and fun – and apple cider, of course! – with an all-day street party. The day before the festival there will be a “Back to Nature” conference and the chance to “taste and learn” about the world of craft ciders. On Sunday, you’re invited to join the cider makers on cidery and orchard visits and try your hand at dowsing.
The Batlow Cider Festival is on Saturday 18 May in Batlow, NSW. For tickets and more information, visit batlowciderfest.com.au
World Bee Day at CRFM
Canberra is buzzing for World Bee Day on Monday 20 May, which raises awareness of the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people, and the planet, healthy. On Saturday 18 May, the Capital Region Farmers Markets (CRFM) will hold a range of bee and honey themed happenings to celebrate World Bee Day and recognise the importance of bees to food production. There will be a honey breakfast, displays of beehives and native plants and flowers, honey tastings and a cooking with honey demonstration.
CRFM bee day, 18 May 7.30-11.30am at Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell. For more information on World Bee Day, visit worldbeeday.org.au
No Meat May
No Meat May is an initiative that encourages people around the world to eliminate meat, or all animal products including dairy and eggs, from their diets for 31 days throughout May. The initiative encourages people to give meat a miss to improve personal health, end factory farming, feed the world and save the planet. It seems the initiative is catching on even after May ends, with 94% of previous participants going on to reduce their meat consumption.
More info: visit nomeatmay.net or find the initiative on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Jimmy Brings in Canberra
Alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings has launched in the ACT, offering Canberra customers the option of having their drinks delivered to their doorstep in 30 minutes or less. Jimmy Brings has a range of beer, wine and spirits available for delivery to over 40 suburbs in Canberra.
More info: jimmybrings.com.au
Gelatissimo has launched a new, limited edition gelato that’s suitable for both humans and their canine companions. The ‘pawesome peanut butter’ is a vegan, dog-friendly peanut butter flavoured gelato that’s made fresh in store from real peanut butter. It contains peanuts and soy, and is not suitable for dogs with a history of pancreatitis or for humans or canines with allergies or intolerances.
Available in Gelatissimo stores across Australia.