Hosted by Costa Georgiadis, over 200 growers and gleaners will serve it up to revolutionise our food system.

The Great Local Lunch connects farmers and local producers to food lovers, urban growers and the sustainable food industry.

The Lunch begins with urban growers and gleaners being encouraged to register their harvest. Using a ‘crowd farming’ model, produce is grown or gleaned from gardens and local farms across Melbourne.

The harvest occurs during the month of February in the lead up to the event. Growers are encouraged to harvest their produce and deliver to assigned drop off points.

The produce is transported to the GLL chefs – who do not know the type and quantities of produce they will receive. After receiving the produce, our GLL chefs design a four-course menu and set about cooking up for over 200 guests.

This year guests can also win tickets to The Great Local Lunch through sharing an inspiring story about how you are redefining local food and waste.

The Great Local Lunch is proudly supported by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Love Food Hate Waste.

Enter to be a part of this unique ‘crowd farmed’ lunch on the banks of the Yarra River.
11 Feb arrive at 12pm for a 12.30pm start, Birrarung Marr Melbourne


There’s two great ways to win 2 tickets to The Great Local Lunch 2018.


Grown or gleaned
fresh edible produce from your backyard, farm or local neighborhood.


Submit an inspiring story
about how you are redefining local food and waste.


Be one of the first 5 to register for the Weed Foraging Workshop (Friday 9th February 6pm-8pm) to collect weeds for the lunch and win your free double pass to the Great Local Lunch.

Photo: Katie Dutton
Photo: Katie Dutton


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Sun 11 / Feb 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Foodie Village
Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

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