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Local food-related events

EDIBLE PLANT & EXOTIC FRUIT TREE SALE ,Minalinka Farm, Diamond Creek area – Autumn Fundraiser. All registration fees donated to Thrive Community Garden . Weird & Wonderful sub-tropical fruits  – Sweet & Tasty, at Wholesale Prices! Saturday 20 April 2013, 9am-4pm Cost: $8 entry (includes self-guided tour , talk and tea/coffee/ lemongrass/peppermint tea).

Water-Savvy Gardening talk by Stephen run at 10am and 12 noon (please register)

Afternoon Workshop  – 1:30-3pm  Swiss Flan-making  (additional $7  cost) Martina will guide you through how to make delicious savoury & fruity flans – afternoon tea included

Contact: Stephen by 9pm Thur 18 April to register your interest, to obtain the address and for further details   minalinka@optusnet.com.au

Cafe Eden at Edendale, Eltham, has new Autumn hours. They are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 3pm, as well as all public holidays. Why not call in for a hot or cold drink, and some delicious homemade food. Hazel and Glenda would love to see you.

Petty’s Orchard, Apple tastings and tours, April 14, 11am. Bookings www.heritagefruitssociety.org.au

Diamond Valley Library Garden group will be building a worm farm next Tuesday April 16, 11am, at the library. To learn more contact Dione Flegg, dflegg@yprl.vic.gov.au

Rivers of Yarrambat have 2 food events coming up shortly. Sat April 27, 10am-12pm, “Italian Sweets cooking show” and on Thursday April 18, 7 – 9pm “Wine and Cheese matching masterclass”. Visit www.riversofyarrambat.com for more information.

Diamond Creek traders invite you to take part in the Biggest Morning Tea during May at selected cafes and restaurants. For more details see www.diamondcreekshopping.com.au

Other food activities/information

YARRA VALLEY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Friday April 12 to Sunday April 14, 2013. For more information look here http://yarravalleyfestival.com.au/

Interesting courses and workshops advertised on the CERES website, http://www.ceres.org.au/. They include a Complete Urban Farmer course, and many cooking classes including sourdough bread, various cheesemaking, Turkish cooking, curing olives, tempeh making, edible weeds and much more.

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