Nov 292012

Local food-related events

LFC gathering last Sunday was a very relaxed and pleasant  event. What a beautiful setting at Red Box Winery, Kangaroo Ground. Thank you very much to Colin and Glenys for their welcoming hospitality. The door prize, a large basket of local produce, was won by Pat Reynolds. Congratulations!

Fay Loveland will take over Food Swap coordinator position early next year. Food Swap facilitators will be hearing from Fay or Ann soon as there are new regulations to be aware of. Amazing how a good-willed sharing community activity can be seen by officialdom to be in need of rules and regulations. Thank you to Ann for seeing this stage through so calmly.

Sunday December 2, Hurstbridge Farmers Market

Other food activities/information

As it is now cherry and berry time, where is your local source? I came across this cherry grower at Flowerdale. Has anyone tasted the produce? (Owners’ surname sounds a little familiar!)

Carric Cherries. Caroline and Richard Cornelissen: 86 Moores Road Flowerdale 3717 Phone: (03) 5780 2177
Mb: 0423 519 599   Fresh Cherries, Cherry Wine, Cherry Jam, Cherry Sauce, Shed sales – weekends 10am – 4pm or by appointment.  Late November – Mid January.   Email:

For berries, try Kinglake Raspberries, Tooheys  Road Kinglake. Ph. (03) 57865360, and
Kadarine Berries. 606 Extons Road, Ph (03) 5786 1389

Many of these farm products may be able to be purchased at Bollygum Community Market Kinglake, Dec 9 from 10am -2pm. Bollygum Park, 40 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd, Kinglake.

Producers offer the best local, fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, fresh meat and sausages and other goods”

Eltham College Diploma of Permaculture  are having an Open Day, Thursday Dec 5, 1:30 – 5pm. Go to Swipers Gully restaurant and ask the way to permaculture. There will also be a display of students’ designs, Wed Dec 4 – Fri Dec 6 in Dining room 3 of the Restaurant. Go for a coffee 9 – 11.30 am and have a look.

The ‘Guide to Ethical Supermarket Shopping‘ is completely revised and updated, with the new branding of ‘Shop Ethical!’. This new edition includes new company ownership charts, improved categorisation, new blurbs, and lots of tips for shopping beyond the supermarket.

Harvest month will be celebrated in Banyule and Nillumbik Shires during the month of March 2013. The committee is still fine tuning some of the details, but, if you can, incorporate a local and seasonal food theme into your calendar planning for your group’s March monthly meeting.