Community Food

Community Sharing Feast

Quercus Beechworth believes sharing a meal helps bring people in our community together. Meals are prepared and served in the spirit of co-operation by community volunteers with people who come together to share a meal and engage in conversation.
The Community Sharing Feast is a way for residents, both young and old, or new to the area, to meet up with people they know or make new friends. Take the night off from cooking to enjoy a free and nutritious meal open to all the community.

We use produce from the community food garden and donated food from the Albury/Wodonga Regional FoodShare for the feast.

We host our Community Sharing Feasts every 6 weeks. Community Sharing Feast is an alcohol free event. 

Bookings are essential so make sure you book early to avoid missing out. Dates are available on our Online Calendar, at the Quercus Beechworth office and at Quercus Community Bookshop.

This is an alcohol free event.
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Cooking Classes

Here at Quercus Beechworth our focus is on food! North East Victoria is home to some of the region’s finest food, wine and beer. We love using local produce in anything we make or bake.

We specialise in small class sizes and experienced tutors, so your cooking experience is personal and hands on. Most of our cooking classes conclude with dining in the historic Oregon hall with the group and enjoying your creations.

Our experienced tutors create a variety of seasonal culinary courses that have included Sourdough Bread making, Cheese making, Pasta classes, Sri Lankan Curries.

Are you interested in teaching? We are always looking for people who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with others.
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Quercus Garden   

Quercus Garden is a very special part of Quercus Beechworth.

Our garden was established through funding from the Helen McPherson Trust for bush fire affected areas and provides opportunities to participate in growing and harvesting garden produce and cooking and sharing local seasonal produce. It complements our Community Kitchen and provides produce for our Community Food program and Community Sharing feasts.

Our garden, with its wood fired oven is a great place for community events and gatherings.

The Community Work team from Beechworth Correctional Centre built the garden and together with our fabulous volunteers continue to maintain the garden beds and surrounds.

Our Quercus garden groups meets every Tuesday at 8.30am during summer months until approx 9.30am. Morning tea is provided and everyone is welcome to come along and get their hands dirty and help our garden thrive. Please bring your own hat and gardening gloves.
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Community Food Program

Community Food program provides healthy and nutritious meals free of charge to members of the community in times of need.

Meals are:

  • Made fresh from food sourced from Albury/ Wodonga FoodShare and produce from the community garden
  • Prepared, packaged and frozen weekly by the Beechworth Corrections Centre Community Team.
  • Stored and distributed from Quercus Beechworth.

Meals are available to anyone in the Beechworth community in times of need. This may be those in financial difficulty, families or individuals experiencing grief, loss, trauma or illness or people recently discharged from hospital.

Community Food meals are free of charge and be accessed by either contacting 0408 860 231 (Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-4pm) or alternatively you can drop into Quercus Beechworth at 30 Ford Street.

The Community Food program was runner up in the Category: Most Outstanding new project Department of Justice Community Partnership Awards 2014 and Nominated again in 2016.
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