Daylesford Cider Company and Brooklands Free Range Farm team up for Harvest Festival

The combination of apples and pork is one which has stood the test of time, and it will again take centre stage next weekend at the Daylesford Cider Company.  

Time to harvest: Daylesford Cider Company owner John Mackie will be on hand at the Happy as a Pig in Cider long lunch next Friday, showcasing drops generated from his own orchard.  Picture: Dylan Burns.

Time to harvest: Daylesford Cider Company owner John Mackie will be on hand at the Happy as a Pig in Cider long lunch next Friday, showcasing drops generated from his own orchard. Picture: Dylan Burns.

The cider company will be partnering with Brooklands Free Range Farm to highlight the intricacies of the craft over a long lunch.  

The event will feature free range pork across three courses as well as tastes of the cider company’s full range, generated from apples in the Daylesford orchard.  

The event is one element of the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Harvest Festival, which showcases the region’s produce through workshops, dinners and a farmers’ market.    

The festival kicked off on Thursday and will run through until Sunday June 25, finishing with the annual regional producers day at Lake House in Daylesford. 

“We’ve got heaps of small guys doing amazing stuff (throughout Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges),” Daylesford Cider Company owner John Mackie said.  “People want to know where their produce has come from and are happy to pay a little bit more.”