Stallholder list and pledges

Living Smart Festival 2019 features an amazing array of stallholders, selling artisan and hand-crafted wares, supporting and educating the community and offering diverse international and Australian cuisine.

Select a category below to view the stallholders and their pledges:

Food/cuisine

Vendor Description Pledge
Bonjani Woodfired Pizza Woodfired pizzas We use biodegradable plates cardboard boxes. We always try to use less waste and recycle when we can
Hawker hero food truck Asian fusion street food. All packaging is environmentally friendly. Some stock sourced from local producers
Solar Gelato Solar-powered vegan gelato stall Carbon neutral product. Solar blanket and solar batteries used. We only produce food with no negative impact on the environment or any animals.
The Coffee Well Coffee van
Yummy Time Dumplings Meat, vegetarian and gluten-free dumplings, pork buns and dim sums Food waste is recycled.
Waffle Garden Hot cinnamon waffles on a stick Waffle mix is locally sourced, we serve our product in cardboard trays with wooden spoons. We have near-zero food wastage.
Whisked Away Pancakes Made-to-order gourmet pancakes, ice cream sundaes and loaded shakes We pride ourselves in only using 100% compostable serving-ware, such as palm leaf plates wooden cutlery and corn-starch cups. We only ever use paper straws and never use single use plastic.
Hot 'n' Tasty Baked Potatoes Fresh-baked potatoes served with various fillings, including meat, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free Our food is served in biodegradable dishes and we use biodegradable forks.
Sno Cones By Dane Fat and gluten-free tropical ice snow cones with 15 flavours. Sno Cones served in paper cups rather than polystyrene.
Ice Creamery on Wheels Premium scoop ice cream, drinks, milkshakes and spiders Our power is sourced from a 100% renewable energy company. We have minimised any wastage with stock control. All disposables are made from recycled materials. Eg wooden spoons and paper straws.
Zesty Juice Bar Hand-pressed lemonade in three varieties and five different juices All straws are paper and we hand-press all our lemonades. All produce is from local farmers markets and our juice is from farmers in Kulnura, NSW. All packaging is biodegradable and eco friendly
Lambda Souvla Grill Greek street food truck with vegetarian options All produce is locally sourced. We also use packaging that is sustainable, recyclable and compostable. Our cleaning products are biodegradable and eco-safe.
Taste of Europe European cuisine including Hungarian and Polish dishes Food waste recycling, recycling materials.
Cart YA Coffee Solar coffee bike I recycle all coffee grinds with local gardeners.
Little Tuck Truck Poke bowl trailer All my packaging is biodegradable, from bowls to forks and chopsticks. I source most of my fruit and vegetables from local shops.
Viet Yum Authentic Vietnamese food at its best. We use solar at home.
Funky Pies Vegan pies Upcycling furniture for the café, energy saving lights, water saving taps, coffee grounds given away to locals for gardens, we grow our own rosemary for pies.

Handmade/designer/hobby

Vendor Description Pledge
Maureen's Natural Therapies Natural deodorant magnesium cream /comfrey ointment hand cream All my electricity is supplied by solar panels. All my waste food is converted to a garden usable product
Averil Natural Skin Care Handmade natural skin care products; jewellery/watches/fobs; handmade natural dog wash I use paper bags and organza bags and all packaging can be recycled
Relaxed Souls Toxic-free handmade bath and body products, along with sustainable products such as beeswax, crystal water bottles, bamboo toothbrushes Sourcing local produce. I filter all of my own beeswax.
Scrubba Body Handmade, vegan and cruelty free bath and body products We ensure all ingredients used in our products are 100% vegan, which helps reduce the environmental impacts of commercial farming. We also ensure all packaging is either recyclable or reusable.
Treasured Earth Handmade health and beauty products using all-natural ingredients; glass mobiles and wall hangings We offer discounts for refilling containers. We use reusable containers, stainless steel straws and environmentally friendly products as local as possible.
La Mia Luce Handmade body products and home fragrance. At La Mia Luce we aim to live a more sustainable lifestyle. We consider the environmental, social and economic impact of our daily decisions and make every effort to reduce our ecological footprint. We will also share our sustainability efforts with others in our community.
Yohan's Handmade Hmong Hill Tribe bags, purses and wallets. Handmade keyrings, jewellery, clothes and decorations All packaging will be with natural or biodegradable material.
Soapalicious-100% natural body nutrition Handmade, 100% natural soap, shaving, facial & shampoo bars Sourcing local ingredients, not using plastic in packaging or postage, ensuring all ingredients are natural.
Twig Botanicals Handmade herbal skincare with an eco-conscience Moving towards plastic-free packaging and shipping materials, including biodegradable where suitable.
Guardian Animal Soap Soap for animals handmade from 95% Australian oils and essential oils (palm-free); dehydrated treats made locally from 100% Australian produce We package and sell with paper.
Aunty Dots Clothing for Tots Hand-sewn and crocheted children's clothing and accessories I manufacture children's clothing sourcing Australian made and designed cotton fabrics. I source pre-loved clothing and upcycle into children's clothing and accessories and I also run a plastic-free store.
Regal Wraps Beeswax wraps and DIY Kits Beeswax wraps are a sustainable product.
Stella Bella Kids/babywear. Hobby horses, baby items (bibs, wraps, washers) kids aprons, ispy quilts, crocheted tea towels, wheat bags, Australiana woodwork, hair scrunchies Using paper bags instead of plastic bags
Kendrick Sustainably focused fashion brand based in Newcastle, NSW All products are made from 100% recycled materials. All additional elements (eg ink on swing tags, stall decorations) are recycled or second hand. No new production of any material is necessary.
Stitched Up Handmade clothing accessories from newborn to adults. Bibs, burp cloths, bandannas, hair accessories. Recycle clothing and paper products
Buddhika Small batch designer children's-wear, baby sling carriers and other textiles made from organic cotton and organic linen We use organic cotton and linen We use eco-friendly, natural and organic certified dyes to minimise harm to the environment. We are currently making very small batches of products - this is so we do not contribute to fast fashion and landfill. We start small and make to match demand. We minimise plastic use.
Suz E Bee Candles Multi award-winning pure Australian beeswax candles, beeswax products and wax wraps. All beeswax is sourced from NSW beekeepers. Cloth used to clean beeswax is kept and made available to customers as winter firestarters.
Louise's Candles Soy candles, Himalayan bath salts and body wash, handmade lip balms, goats milk soaps and oatmeal soaps, car reed diffusers We recycle all our cardboard boxes and glass.
Natalie's Leather and Lace Handmade children's clothing, accessories. Upcycled materials are used to create dream catchers.
Stich and Bone Rocking motorbikes, hot air balloon lights, coffee bag cushions and original line art The majority of my items for sale is made from recycled materials. Old tyres, engine parts, coffee bags, recycled couch cushions and recycled fabric are used.
Dye Heart Unique tie-dye fashion, including clothing, shoes and fashion accessories. We do our best to source locally produced blanks to dye and locally sourced fabrics. We also use recyclable packaging when we need to use packaging. We use paper bags to be environmentally friendly.
Amitola Colours Handmade and upcycled tie dye clothing, homewares and surfboards. We make our own environmentally friendly dyes. They are non toxic and solar set with no electricity or water required. We hand-make, recycle or upcycle products as much as possible.
Cooks Blacksmithing Live blacksmithing demonstrations, handmade steel-work. Using recycled steel, not requiring any electrical power
Worlds Best Pegs Handmade wire clothes pegs and handmade peg aprons to keep them in. I use fencing wire that is purchased from a company that can't use the left over rolls from making chain link fencing. I then cut it all with a hand guillotine. Any off cuts are recycled.
The Traveling Graphic Designer Stationery products made from old maps, atlases, records and magnets. I up-cycle waste products and give them a practical new life, instead of filling up landfill.
Bean Cycled Handmade grow at home oyster mushroom kits grown on recycled coffee grounds Reduce landfill by repurposing hundreds of kilos of coffee grounds each week
Romi Ceramics Handmade ceramic jewellery, sculptures, cups, vases etc. We source all of our clay locally and try to make all our own glazes. We have our own kiln at home, which is run primarily off solar. We try to use recycled products to wrap our goods in and only buy paper bags etc if we need to.
Qui Trees Collective Handmade gifts gathered from nature for nurturing your inner nature All gifts made from recycled, upcycled, repurposed or reclaimed material, including jute string, home-grown herbs, recycled beads, timbers and handmade papers.
Nature Heals Book Stall selling'Nature Heals: an Introduction to Nature - based therapies in Australia and New Zealand'. We will provide a green display with an abundance of plants, such as herbs and flowers, for a sensory experience
High Tea with Mrs Woo 'Slow fashion' by local women's-wear design business We practice Slow fashion values - using materials and creating styles that are appreciated for their craftsmanship, wearability and materiality; maintaining a small and sustainable scale of production to make clothing that is worthy of care and enjoyment for a long and useful life.

General merchandise and commercial

Vendor Description Pledge
G I Gourmet Nuts Delicious gourmet nuts We use paper bags only.
Aroma Dudes Essential oils and associated wellness products. We use green energy and empower people to make their own sustainable reusable natural products.
Enjo 100% chemical-free cleaning product. ENJO requires no electricity to use. It is upcycled into car seats. It also lasts up to 10 years.
Mini Garden Creations Succulents and cacti We use recyclable boxes for packaging
Young Living Essential Oils Essential oils and other low-tox chemical-free products Young Living will go green by taking its global operations to zero waste in the next five years. One of Young Living's first initiatives is to recycle plastic bottles and make the switch to glass-only water receptacles. We will also reduce our carbon emissions through tree planting and farm water recycling; using reusable, recyclable, and compostable packaging.
Sugar and Spice Gourmet Foods Gourmet condiments, marmalades, sauces, dressings, sweets and other food Our raw ingredients are grown in a sustainable organic manner. We produce our own compost from our garden and tree waste which goes back into the gardens and fruit trees. We also harvest rain water with 5000L capacity for watering purposes. In addition we have a 28kw solar system on the house to reduce our carbon footprint. Our products are packaged in reusable/recyclable glass jars and bottles and our spices are in rice paper sealed packaging which is biodegradable.
Flight Centre Belmont Travel agency promoting sustainable travel Corporate certification
Tupperware Storage solutions Storing fresh fruit and vegetables correctly could save households $1560 per annum
Aztech Solar Rooftop solar systems Energy saving products.
Ausave Energy Information centre showing how to reduce electricity and hot water bills Having solar panels is a good way to save on electricity bills
Mumma Loves Bubba Cloth nappies and other baby goods; reusable food bags, wraps, pouches etc. All packaging materials are reused and compostable satchels are used to send out orders.
Willina Worms Worm farms Food waste recycled with compost worms
Metro Cycles Bicycles Through our backgrounds in public urban design and sustainable building we have a strong conviction that bicycle transport is a critical ingredient for modern sustainable cities. Enthusing people and setting them up with practical, reliable bikes and accessories to help them incorporate riding into their daily lifestyle is a core goal of our business. Our shop is fitted with sustainable light fittings, we sort and have all our recyclables collected and we have recycled wheel rims for drawer handles.
Yogic Wisdom Yoga and meditation education and promotion Local yoga and meditations for wellbeing
itti bitti Cloth nappies, reusable menstrual pads and liners. Promoting public awareness for reusable products, ie cloth nappies, wipes, women's reusable pads and liners.
Natural Learning Early Childhood Consultancy Nature play Upcycling, recycling food waste, energy saving measures, sourcing local produce and educating others to develop a love of nature.
Inspired EC Pty Ltd Early Childhood Support including TimberNook Nature Play program Waste station, swap station.
Solahart Newcastle & Surrounds Solar hot water, solar panels and related products

Providing energy efficient products to create sustainability throughout Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley areas.

Choux Patisserie Decadent eclairs Sourcing local ingredients, recycled packaging, maximum effort to minimise waste products in all areas.
Oz Tukka Gourmet food products using Australian bush flavours and ingredients Oz Tukka aims to introduce and educate Novocastrians on Australian native food and plants, and to create an easier access to include these in their everyday lives.
Pura Vida Organics Local kombucha brewers We run a sustainable business offering customers a bottle return discount on next purchase and use biodegradable cups. 90% of our ingredients are Australian with all flavourings either grown by us in our organic permacultutre garden or from local farmers markets.
The "Miracle" Kombucha Home-brewed kombucha This product comes in glass bottles which can easily be reused for water or as storage for anything really, or take it with you when you go and bulk shop nuts, seeds etc. No plastic waste here.
Thermomix When making a meal, whatever we cannot get out of the bowl we then use to create a new dish. We have been known to make a beautiful soup out of left over stock. We also use reusable or biodegradable cutlery and plates. 

Not for profit

Vendor Description Pledge
Hunter Regional Weeds Weeds display profiling plants poisonous to human, pets and livestock Weed eradication
Beyond Zero Emissions Climate change think tank with solar thermal plant display and reports for sale Promoting the use of renewable energy and a zero carbon future.
Wonders of Nature Solar Ovens Solar cooking using box cork box ovens, heat pipes and parabolas. I am using the solar cookers daily. At the moment I am working through a vegan cook book and am soaking and cooking all beans using the sun. While minor in global terms this represents a significant reduction in food miles, freighting water (canned beans) etc.
NSW Environment Protection Authority and LMCC Partnering with Lake Macquarie City Council to promote lead awareness around the home. The NSW Environment Protection Authority is a leader in sustainable practices. We develop legislation in sustainability fields, advise on and develop related policy, and champion sustainability in the community.
Toronto Croquet Club Inc. Promoting croquet and gateball. Any waste from our lawns and club house are recycled and our use of paper is kept to a minimum pledge. We endeavour to promote healthy living by encouraging all persons to be involved in a sport and active in the fresh open air. We cater for all ages and genders.
Coal Ash Community Alliance Inc. Community action group raising awareness about coal-ash waste and storage practices The group's main aims are about creating a sustainable future for the community with regards to the safe removal and recycling of toxic coal-ash waste.
Lake Macquarie City Council Pool safety education and equipment We are educating the importance of backyard swimming pools to be compliant and to make sure all necessary measures are in place.
Hunter Community Environment Centre Local environmental issues, and campaigns regarding water quality in Lake Macquarie and pollution/offshore gas and seismic testing The premise of the HCEC is to advocate for environmentally sustainable practices at an individual and collective level. We are 100% committed to empowering and collaborating with people to live sustainable lives, and create a more sustainable society.
Pat Conroy MP Promoting Federal environmental grants and providing information about human services, immigration, child care and more Recycled printing paper, cotton hand-towels instead of paper towels
LG Super (Local Government Super) Not-for-profit industry super fund Sustainable investing - giving people the chance to invest their retirement savings into a super fund that doesn't touch tobacco, doesn't invest in weapons, doesn't invest in old growth logging, doesn't invest in gambling. We have a 5 star rated green property portolio - have an option that is 100% Australian sustainable shares.
Your Food Collective For-profit community focused business supporting local producers and is re-inventing our food system We're creating a sustainable future on bite at a time. We would love to give out free fruit on the day and encourage people to get invovled and support local producers.
Our Community Place - Women's Shed on the Lake Craft items made from donated goods and small potted ornamental plants Upcycling preloved materials.
Community Environment Network Promoting the Community Environment Network and Land for Wildlife program CEN works for Ecologically Sustainable Development and against threats to it. Welcome interest as a member, volunteer, supported and fellow citizen of Central Coast/Lake Macquarie.
Newcastle Spinners and Weavers Guild Inc. Spinning and weaving demonstration and hand spun and woven items display We use natural fibres and person power to run wheels and looms
Awaba RFS Promoting fire awareness and preparation of the fire season ahead Over the past year we have promoted bringing your own water bottle to training nights and on the fire ground, this has reduced the number of plastic bottles used at the station. We are also in the transition phase of switching all the station's cleaning productions and toilet paper to natural to reduce the amount of waste produced on site.
Save our Coast Educating, inspiring and empowering the community to care for the coastal environment Using 100% recycled paper for printing of educational resources. Limiting paper usage, using online wherever possible Encouraging patrons to take photos of pamphlets etc or access online to reduce paper usage office. Base fitted with solar panels using local sourced resources and local artists wherever possible. Using vegan products at group meetings, no single use plastics, all items reusable.
Lake Macquarie Garden Club Promoting Lake Macquarie Open Gardens and Art Trail Promoting home grown vegetables, flowers recycling of all our large posters and banners from previous years
Belmont Neighbourhood Centre Information on Habitat in Harmony Community Garden and Belmont Neighbourhood Centre programs. Organic produce giveaways Sustainable, ethical food production, re-localisation of food production systems, community development, community support and programs.
Lake Macquarie & Art Gallery Rover on-site and Art Gallery marquee for community engagement with tech, library services and art-based activities We will remove from the site any waste that is generated on the day and will be offering replacement bags for the LMCC Green Bin program.
Life Times Death doula supporting end-of-life process By involving families and neighbours in their own end of life care, for parents, elderly and those dying at whatever age. Burial, cremation, aquamation and natural burial are all options with environmental ramifications. I propose to discuss cleaner options with the public.
Sea Shelter Oceans Friends Checklist display demonstrating how to help the ocean in day to day life Everything we do is based on sustainability in some way. Our most recent is the "Fingal Forage", a world Oceans Day Event.
Purple Pear Farm Permaculture and living simply displays and information We dispose of all organic material on the farm between different animals and compost and worm farms.
Sustainable Play Preschool Seed planting station for kids Sustainable Play Preschool aims to establish a preschool service in Lake Macquarie NSW that centres its educational philosophy and all other extracurricular activities on sustainable ideology. With plant-based catering services and a focus on eco-friendly practices, we hope to encourage children to develop an appreciation of the environment.
NCEATA Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists Inc. Original handmade textile items by local designers and craftswomen using natural and sustainable fabrics and fibres. Maker demonstrations and displays Upcycling preloved textiles into fashion garments and accessories sourced from members' stashes, donations, local op shops.
Lake Macquarie City Council Information about Council's environmental sustainability programs Food waste collected at Council's administrative office building to be composted locally; solar panels to collect the sun's energy and convert to electricity for administration building; in-house staff "plastic free July" activities; cutlery and cups/mugs/glasses available for use at kitchen bars.
Blacksmiths Public School Garden Produce Food waste recycling, upcycling
Permaculture Hunter Permaculture and sustainable living displays All our group's activities are sustainable: we promote and adhere to food waste recycling, worm farming, composting, local produce, no dig/till gardening to protect soil, garden design practice which is holistic, organic and supports people and the earth. Sharing of resources and information, education and skill share.
Lake Macquarie Landcare Promotion of local Landcare groups and Council's Landcare Resource Centre. Weed and native plant info Food waste recycling and renewable energy at the Landcare Resource Centre.
Australian Seabird Rescue Central Coast Branch Education/awareness of organisation's role rescuing seabirds, sea turtles and sea snakes We educate around the effect of waste and pollution on marine animals, and directly treat animals suffering from adverse effects associated with plastic debris, marine pollution, climate change. We reduce our environmental impact by sourcing donations from local businesses rather than buying all products to upsell.
The Canopy Providing free 'boomerang bags', sew at home precut bag patterns and selling Christmas-themed fabric gift bags These bags are sewn by community volunteers, in collaboration with Cardiff Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, from fabric that would have otherwise ended up in landfill and most consumables (thread, scissors etc) are donated rather than purchased new. These bags are available free for community members to use rather than needing to purchase shopping bags. The bags reduce plastic consumption.
Ocean and Coastal Care Initiatives Lake Macquarie - Newcastle Promoting public awareness of coastal and estuarine environments Marine debris collections.
Hunter water Promoting water conservation through activation and discussions Hunter Water is firmly committed to playing our part in the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and to meet our aspiration of being carbon neutral by 2030. To this end, we have invested in our team and technologies and have developed a program to investigate and trial sustainability projects, including renewable energy, biosolids into energy and solar panels.
ShelterBox Australia Not-for-profit delivering aid to families devastated by conflict or natural disaster to provide safe shelter and tools to rebuild communities
Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance Waste to art display; nature play activities; project promotion
Tree Frog Permaculture Promoting Permaculture and sustainable living. Organic gardening advice I use reclaimed materials whenever I can in garden installations.
Lake Macquarie Family Day Care Home-based education and care service Sustainable childcare practices include educating children about caring for our environment: recycling water from water play for into the gardens; encouraging families to reduce food packaging; encouraging children to turn off the water when they have washed their hands; role modelling recycling practices.
OP Shop Heaven Second hand and upcycled goods and plants Upcycling pre-loved materials

Sunday Stallholders

Vendor Description Pledge
Bonjani Woodfired Pizza Woodfired pizzas We use biodegradable plates cardboard boxes. We always try to use less waste and recycle when we can
Hawker hero food truck Asian fusion street food. All packaging is environmentally friendly. Some stock sourced from local producers
Hot 'n' Tasty Baked Potatoes Fresh-baked potatoes served with various fillings, including meat, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free Our food is served in biodegradable dishes and we use biodegradable forks.
Sno Cones By Dane Fat and gluten-free tropical ice snow cones with 15 flavours. Sno Cones served in paper cups rather than polystyrene.
Ice Creamery on Wheels Premium scoop ice cream, deinks, mils shakes, spiders Our household power and power to run the van is from a 100% renewable energy company. We have minimised any wastage with stock control. All disposables are from recycled materials. Eg spoons are made from wood, straws are paper.
Cart YA Coffee Solar coffee bike I recycle all coffee grinds with local gardeners.
Zesty Juice Bar Hand-pressed lemonade in three varieties and five different juices All straws are paper and we hand-press all our lemonades. All produce is from local farmers markets and our juice is from farmers in Kulnura, NSW. All packaging is biodegradable and eco friendly
Whisked Away Pancakes Made-to-order gourmet pancakes, ice cream sundaes and loaded shakes We pride ourselves in only using 100% compostable serving-ware, such as palm leaf plates wooden cutlery and corn-starch cups. We only ever use paper straws and never use single use plastic.
Yummy Time Dumplings Meat, vegetarian and gluten-free dumplings, pork buns and dim sums Food waste is recycled.
Taste of Europe European cuisine including Hungarian and Polish dishes Food waste recycling, recycling materials.
Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance Waste to art display; nature play activities; project promotion
Upcycle Newcastle The Upcycle team will offer T-shirts to Rugs drop-in workshops throughout the day, teaching finger crocheting techniques as taught in their schools program. Make-your-own veggie bags and T-shirt shopping bag drop-in workshops will also be on offer, with 10am and noon workshops on how to turn an old pair of jeans into a gardening tool belt. The Upcycle team will offer T-shirts to Rugs drop-in workshops throughout the day, teaching finger crocheting techniques as taught in their schools program. Make-your-own veggie bags and T-shirt shopping bag drop-in workshops will also be on offer, with workshops on how to turn an old pair of jeans into a gardening tool belt.
Waste 2 Art Display of artworks created from waste
IncludingYOU Our IncludingYOU provides a supportive space for people to retreat when they need a break from the noise and crowds associated with larger events
Climate change theatre Sentinel #2084 is a science-based immersive theatre experience demonstrating the life of a tribe from the future. Get in early at the theatre tent to see what life is like in a post-climate change environment for this tribe, and look out for their Flying Squad roving performances throughout the festival site.
Rewilding Wild by Nature and Wildcraft Australia present a range of rewilding walk-in workshops, from making fire by friction to making rope and cordage using natural materials, and from natural face-painting to nature crafts.

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