Hope you are enjoying your time in newcastle! I love the Harbour. A local group you may be interested in: Beanstalk, an active local organic food coop: http://www.beanstalk.org.au/ that supports local farmers.
G’day Tricia, I’m liking it so far here, interesting place. I found out about Beanstalk today actually, so going to try and get in touch and find out a bit more. Sounds like a good set up from what I’ve read though.