Started in early 2013, The Local Harvest Collective connects busy city people with beautiful, fresh produce. Run by former cook Talia Smith, started the collective at five months pregnant as a way to keep herself busy, to be self-sufficient and allow herself to continue to feed people.
Every Saturday morning people show up to Smith’s Potts Point apartment (to the roof to be exact) to pick up a sack of delicious and seasonal produce. As a bonus you get to admire the harbour view. As of late October, the Collective is taking a little break until January. Smith explains: “I started it with the help of my ex-partner and father of little Luna who will be born any day now but unfortunately he is unable to contribute in the same capacity and replacing him at this time was a little stressful for me, so I decided to take a break until January. Not an easy decision to make but one I feel is the best way forward.”
Although we’re gutted by this news, Smith is busy making the project stronger and even develop it into other areas, including markets and supplying cafes. “The Local Harvest Collective lives on, just waiting for its newest member to be born!”
The Local Harvest Collective connects busy city people with fresh produce. All you have to do is place your order, and pick it up on Saturday morning
Until January comes and you can order your very own bag of delicious, head over to The Local Harvest Collective’s Tumblr, which will make you really upset that they’re not around at the moment. Alternatively there is a Facebook page with all the latest news. They also have pretty pictures on their Instagram.