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Feb
4
Sat
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques of wild fermentation and the importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of fermenting your own vegetables, and how to easily introduce these and other fermented foods such as miso into your diet for better gut health. After the class, enjoy a guided tour of the Edible Forest.

Please take 3 washed jars to take you made items home, 1 litre jars being ideal.

Feb
9
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Feb 9 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Feb
11
Sat
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest @ Red Earth Community Park
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Feb
16
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Feb 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Feb
19
Sun
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Punt Road Winery
Feb 19 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Feb
23
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Feb 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Feb
25
Sat
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 09:00 – 09:45

In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home three chocolate creations to enjoy.

Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 10:45

In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home three chocolate creations to enjoy.

Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00

This class includes indulging in a range of chocolate and truffle tastings, the chance to learn about how chocolate is made, and finding out about the inspiration behind each of their specialty ranges with their European Chocolatiers. Your chocolate education concludes with the chance to create your own personal chocolate bar and delve in giant lollipop making fun.

Wicking beds workshop
Feb 25 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Learn the techniques to build a garden bed that wicks the water up into the soil from below, saving water from above and increasing drought tolerance.

Mar
2
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Mar 2 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Mar
4
Sat
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Mar 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques of wild fermentation and the importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of fermenting your own vegetables, and how to easily introduce these and other fermented foods such as miso into your diet for better gut health. After the class, enjoy a guided tour of the Edible Forest.

Please take 3 washed jars to take you made items home, 1 litre jars being ideal.

Mar
9
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Mar 9 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Mar
11
Sat
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest @ Red Earth Community Park
Mar 11 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Passata making day @ The Food School Yarra Valley
Mar 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00

You will learn how to make passata and take home a few bottles.

Mar
16
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Mar 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Mar
18
Sat
Preserving with Maria @ The Food School Yarra Valley
Mar 18 @ 10:00 – 13:00

You will make jams, pickles, sauces and bottle the best of locally produced organic fruit. You will learn how to sterilise bottles to keep your preserves safe and understand why these techniques work. You will also gain an understanding of how different preserving methods can make a significant difference to the flavour and quality of the food. You will take home a jar of each preserve made.

The Herb and Chilli Festival
Mar 18 @ 10:00 – 17:00

The festival is on for two days (18th and 19th March).

This festival will celebrate all things related to herbs and chillies. There will be stalls, demonstrations, talks, tastings, music and dance. There will be around 80 exhibitors.

Mar
19
Sun
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Punt Road Winery
Mar 19 @ 09:00 – 13:30
The Herb and Chilli Festival
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 17:00

The festival is on for two days (18th and 19th March).

This festival will celebrate all things related to herbs and chillies. There will be stalls, demonstrations, talks, tastings, music and dance. There will be around 80 exhibitors.

Mar
23
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Mar 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Mar
25
Sat
Preserving the seasons @ The Food School Yarra Valley
Mar 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn preserving so you are able to safely preserve and pickle at home. You will go through proper canning techniques and in the process make a tomato chutney and a cucumber pickle, which you will get to take home.

Mar
30
Thu
Ladies day in the kitchen @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Mar 30 @ 09:30 – 12:00

Jill Bowen Hess will discuss tasty snack type meals, with seasonal and
affordable ingredients, plus salads.

On the enrolment form, enter class/workshop code ‘CJ’.

Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Mar 30 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Apr
1
Sat
Preparing your winter harvest
Apr 1 @ 09:30 – 11:30

Optimise your soil conditions, watering schedule, pest control and learn tips and tricks to ensure a bumper veggie crop.

Kitchen basics @ The Food School Yarra Valley
Apr 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn knife skills and cooking techniques like blanching, roasting and sauteing. You will cook a menu of saag aloo (lightly spiced potatoes) and a pea, basil and goat’s cheese omelette.

Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Apr 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques of wild fermentation and the importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of fermenting your own vegetables, and how to easily introduce these and other fermented foods such as miso into your diet for better gut health. After the class, enjoy a guided tour of the Edible Forest.

Please take 3 washed jars to take you made items home, 1 litre jars being ideal.

Apr
2
Sun
Sausage making with Frank @ The Food School Yarra Valley
Apr 2 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Frank will show you how to make sausages.

Apr
4
Tue
Men in the kitchen @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Apr 4 @ 18:30 – 21:00

Jill Bowen Hess will discuss tasty snack type meals, with seasonal and
affordable ingredients, plus salads.

On the enrolment form, enter class/workshop code ‘MK’.

Apr
6
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Apr 6 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Apr
8
Sat
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest @ Red Earth Community Park
Apr 8 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Apr
13
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Apr 13 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Apr
16
Sun
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Punt Road Winery
Apr 16 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Apr
18
Tue
Indonesian food experience @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Apr 18 @ 10:30 – 13:00

Tina Vankooten will demonstrate how to prepare and cook a number of Indonesian dishes including: Indonesian spring roll; chicken satay & peanut sauce; beef rendang; and curry laksa.

On the enrolment form, enter class/workshop code ‘IFE’.

Apr
20
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Apr 20 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Apr
22
Sat
Yarra Valley Autumn Plant Fair & Garden Expo @ Romantic Nursery
Apr 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00

The plant fair is on for two days (22nd and 23rd April). It will feature a wide variety of plants showing off autumn flowers and foliage. Top growers from the Yarra Valley and beyond will display and talk about their plants.

The guest speakers will include James Lucas, Jane Edmanson, Paul Kirkpatrick, Peter Teese, Stephen Ryan and Vasili Kanidiadis. Read the program.

Beginners sourdough class with Fei @ The Food School Yarra Valley
Apr 22 @ 16:00 – 19:00

You will learn how to make sourdough bread from start to finish, from mixing and kneading the dough to proofing, shaping and baking. You will also cover how to maintain a sourdough starter. You will take home starter culture and a loaf of freshly baked bread.

Apr
23
Sun
Pasta making – gnocchi and fettucine @ The Food School Yarra Valley
Apr 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Rosa will show you how to make gnocchi using fresh potatoes with a mushroom sauce, and some fettuccine with a napoli sauce. You will then eat what’s been made for lunch.

Yarra Valley Autumn Plant Fair & Garden Expo @ Romantic Nursery
Apr 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00

The plant fair is on for two days (22nd and 23rd April). It will feature a wide variety of plants showing off autumn flowers and foliage. Top growers from the Yarra Valley and beyond will display and talk about their plants.

The guest speakers will include James Lucas, Jane Edmanson, Paul Kirkpatrick, Peter Teese, Stephen Ryan and Vasili Kanidiadis. Read the program.

Apr
27
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Apr 27 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Apr
30
Sun
Fire cider With Miranda @ The Food School Yarra Valley
Apr 30 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Fire cider uses vinegar as its base you create a tonic that is circulatory enhancing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral. Its fermentation/extraction takes 6 weeks but in this class you will learn how to male it. You will takes home a bottle of your own fire cider.

May
4
Thu
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

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