On the 16th of May, Hidden Harvest got saucy at their ‘Saucy Sliders & Tasty De-Ciders’ evening. Over 100 guests joined the team at Moving Mountains Gallery in Wollongong, where they served up some seriously tasty up-cycled vegetarian sliders and scrumptious desserts. Local producer, Darkes Cider, generously donated two kegs of their delicious cider for the night which were a hit with the crowd. Over dinner, the guests were swooned by the mellow sounds of Hidden Harvest crew member and local musician, Daniel Simpson. Food waste was the theme of the night from floor to ceiling, with Sydney-based sustainable creative practice, Mundane Matters, displaying their amazing artworks on food waste for an exclusive one night only.
After dinner, the team slid into Hidden Harvest’s very own food waste version of dating app, Tinder called ‘Binder’. The guests had the fate of some of their favourite fruit and veg in their hands, as they decided whether to end their life in the bin or get reinvented into a delicious dish. The Hidden Harvest team gave plenty of handy tips and provided a goodie bag of tools to allow their guests to transform their own homes into a ‘More Taste, Less Waste’ haven.
This was the final event of Hidden Harvest’s ‘More Taste, Less Waste’ campaign, which aimed to collectively rescue 1500 kilograms of food from being wasted. The results so far have been astounding, with the team saving over 519 kilograms of food and receiving pledges from 297 committed guests to save their share.