Farmgate Store

Showcasing the diversity of the amazing local region Fairweather Farmgate provide fabulous fresh, local, organically grown food every Friday from Spring. There is progress on a new Farmgate shop, building should begin in late September and be completed early October.  We will be open more often and include, cakes, biscuits, wholefoods as well as our own produce & more........... can't wait to see Bob the Builder in action! Bring on Spring

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Popup Cafe

Fairweather Farmgate hosts a popup cafe dinner during the fair weather season (yes winter we hibernate) - Dinners will be monthly from September - May, look forward to seeing you.

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Cooking and Gardening Classes

Come and learn the art of cooking and ask those questions you've always wanted to know the answer to. From pastry to pasta, foie gras to fungai, we've got you covered.

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Dining Season at Fairweather!

October 21, 2016

Restaurant & Food Store

Facile {easy, wind-down} Dinner

Eating at a Fairweathers’ Facile Dinner is a relaxing experience, with a focus on enjoying great company & winding down for the weekend. Pat creates a seasonal menu, sometimes the dishes are plated, sometimes shared, inspired by classic cuisine and to be enjoyed with friends and family. The set menu is $50per head and can also be enjoyed with matched wines & cocktails from our carefully selected drinks list!

 25th November 2016    9th December 2016      27th January 2017       24th February 2017        24th March 2017         21st April 2017        26th May 2017


Formelles {formal} Dinner

Saturday evening is where we embrace adventure, passion & creativity with a chefs menu that will delight the senses and make for an unforgettable evening! There are no rules! Chef Pat gets to use the techniques, methods and ingredients that brought him to Australia and work in Chefs hat restaurants. This is an intimate dining experience. $80pp.

 22nd October 2016         5th November 2016           10th December 2016       18th February 2017           25th March 2017         15th April 2017


Session du Dimanche {Sunday Session}

This will be a very Fair weather affair (only a handful a year)! Very garden produce inspired and a time where Jackie, not Pat plays in the kitchen. The menu & table will be communal, we can all come together to enjoy food, the season, good company and perhaps a stroll around the garden. $65 pp includes cocktail on arrival {yes very saucy!}

 30th October 2016 (Cup weekend)       15th January 2017  – Sold Out              New date- 29th January 2017          5th March 2017

 Roadside Food Store’s open most days Spring – Autumn!

 Restaurant -Bookings are essential as our numbers are limited and all events are fully licensed. Private bookings available phone 0425 773 492

New Classes for the remainder of 2016!!

July 24, 2016

Cooking, Garden & Lifestyle Sessions

August 2016

Sunday 7th Warm Up with Spice Cooking Class  $70 – SOLD OUT

Saturday 27th Aromatherapy in your everyday – Make & Take Workshop with Kathryn Rees

Babies & Mamas includes 10 Rollerball blends to take home 10.30am – 1.00 incl morning tea $60

Men’s Essentials – For yourself gentleman, or for a handmade gift for Father’s day, make a Beard or Pre shave oil, Hand scrub and a Cologne. 2 – 5pm incl arvo tea $60

September 2016

Sunday 25th Aromatherapy Make & Take Workshop with Kathryn Rees

Household EssentialsHand Sanitiser, All purpose cleaner, Bug spray 12.30-3pm $45 includes snacks!

Wonder Womandiscuss how aromatherapy can support hormones & emotions, skin & hair health, take home Nail & Cuticle Oil, Make up Remover, Roll – on Perfume blend (just for you!) 3-5pm incl healthy afternoon treats $50

Both sessions $85 *more on our website

October 2016

Saturday 15th Wicking Beds & Crop Protection with Nets $40 each session or both classes $60 (includes lunch)

November 2016

Wednesday 30th Christmas treat making, lots of great ideas for homemade gifts 10am – 2.30pm includes light lunch $60  *evening session available if required

Fairweather She Is!!!

May 30, 2016

It’s coming to that time of the year, we didn’t call her fairweather farmgate store for nothing! You’ll find the Farmgate store at 1556 Goulburn Valley Highway Thornton open most of the year, most days. Except Winter – true to her name, the Fairweather store finds its too cold & damp during winter and will be shutting after the Queens Birthday weekend and re-opening for Spring, but don’t be alarmed, you can find all the tasting treat, pickled pickles, crunchy granolas, saucy sauces and more at Lavender Hill Florist in the main street of Alexandra – 95 Grant St, open Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am -1pm!