What do you get when you combine sustainable living, good food, and friendly people? Well, it would be something pretty close to the Barossa's newest community event, The Breakfast Rave. They had their first get together in November 2011, and these local pop-up events see people from all over joining each other for some early morning fun.
The Breakfast Rave joins delicious food and tea from Scullery Made with rich blends from Barossa Coffee Roasters. There is something for the sweet tooths, the caffeine addicts, and the foodies, and you can enjoy it while sitting on a milk crate, or piling onto one of the trestle tables. One of the reasons The Breakfast Rave works is that it has a real community spirit, the food is locally grown, the people all seem to know each other, and it really embraces everything the Barossa has to offer. Thankfully even if you do come along as an outsider, you'll still feel completely welcome.
Everything is compostable, and if it isn't, then you'll have to take it home with you. There is a strong focus on sustainability and organic produce. You can chuck away your coffee cups and cutlery, and know that they'll still break down to help grow the organic food you've been enjoying for breakfast. The event also contained other great local recyclers, Foundabout, who's up-cycled vintage goods fit right in.
With a name like The Breakfast Rave, food is obviously an important part of the day. The two choices were Spanish style beans with a poached egg, topped with yoghurt and coriander, and served with some sourdough bread, or organic mushrooms also with a free-range poached egg and some sourdough. Nothing was bland, the mushrooms were juicy and earthy, you could see how they make an easy replacement for meat, the beans had a rich tomato based sauce with a bit of a kick to it. There were also macaron pops, muffins, brownies, and more, and you could choose from freshly squeezed juices or homemade organic lemonade if you wanted a fruity compliment.
There were families, couples, friends, and kids all sprawled over the Old Angaston Railway. Cyclists came up from Nuriootpa, and there were plenty of four legged friends getting to know each other. Kids could run, skip, and ride up the nearby bike track, while others could kick back and relax. There was a friendly atmosphere in the air, of people just enjoying the good things in life.
It is obvious as you sit back listening to the relaxing tunes of Becky Damien that a lot more goes into a 'pop-up' event than just turning up on the day. There are plenty of people involved that help make the Breakfast Rave run, and they do it seamlessly. Whether you're a local who goes to catch up with friends, or a city-dweller who is looking to escape, The Breakfast Rave is an exciting event.
One of the nicest touches was the small seedling that everyone was able to take home for free. With a choice of tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, marigolds, and sunflowers, it was a chance to take a bit of the Barossa with you.
To find out what The Breakfast Rave are up to, and when the next one will be, make sure you become a fan on Facebook.
Get blog, as a barossa local it was the first rave i had been to but not the last.
Great way to kick start my working day, other wise could have stayed the hole morning.highly recommend this event.not pretensious ,very easy flowimg and organic,sorry for the play on words.