Berry Writers Festival - 25 - 27 October 2024Berry Writers Festival 2024 - 25-27 October 2024
Because words matter

Fiona Weir

Fiona Weir is the owner of Buena Vista Farm, a small mixed farm in Gerringong which operates under organic principles. She has been a dairy goat farmer and cheesemaker, a pasture-raised meat chicken producer and flower farmer, and has run a cooking school on the farm for the last ten years.  Fiona and her husband Adam are dedicated to practicing sustainable agriculture on their property and encourage people to make real connections with where their food comes from.  

Buena Vista’s cooking school teaches traditional food preparation such as sourdough baking, cheesemaking and fermenting and in 2022 Hardie Grant published Fiona’s cookbook, From Scratch, based on those classes. From Scratch is a particularly cheerful collection of recipes and a simple guide to making delicious food and pantry staples. It’s a cookbook with a lot of story and heart along with handfuls of encouragement to leave industrialised packaged goods behind. 


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The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

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