Hawkesbury Harvest is a community association formed in the year 2000 by local farms and people interested in food issues in Sydney. With the assistance of local, state and federal government funding, they created the first Farm Gate Trail to improve access to fresh food for consumers and direct sales of produce from farms. Since then, Hawkesbury Harvest has had two other agri-business and food projects, the Paddock-To-Plate and Food and Wine Coordinator Projects. For more information, visit their website http://www.hawkesburyharvest.com.au/
HAWKESBURY ARTISTS TRAIL
A full colour brochure Hawkesbury Artists Trail…in the Steps of the Masters providing a trail map and information and reproductions of Master’s paintings of views of the Hawkesbury can be purchased at the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre (02) 4578 0233. Funds raised from the4 sale of the brochure go towards the Friends of Hawkesbury Art Community and Regional Gallery (FOHACaRG).
Major-General Lachlan Macquarie was governor of NSW from January 1810 until December 1821. Macquarie established the five townships of Windsor, Richmond, Wilberforce, Pitt Town and Castlereagh on the high ground in various parts of the district. This self-drive tour, one of many options for exploring the Hawkesbury, through the eyes of Governor Macquarie, commences at the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre, Clarendon. For a Trail brochure, follow the link on Hawkesbury Tourism website. http://www.hawkesburytourism.com.au/hawkesbury-trails.html