Jan 142015

Local food-related events

Community market stall at Eltham Farmers’ Market

fruitLocal Food Connect is setting up a ‘community market stall’ at the Eltham Farmers’ Market on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The stall will allow people to sell their surplus produce on an occasional basis. In other words, if you have too much surplus produce to swap at a food swap but not enough to sell through commercial channels, the community market stall offers you a great opportunity for selling fruit, vegetables or herbs which might otherwise be wasted.

Initially, we are looking for growers who will sell their produce at the markets on 8th February, 8th March and 12th April. At each of these markets, there will be up to 3 growers sharing the stall. No cost is involved for you. On the contrary, it will give you the opportunity to make money from your produce and recoup some of the costs in keeping your garden going. You don’t need a permit either, but for permit and insurance reasons you will need to join Local Food Connect (cost of $10 per year).

If all goes well, the stall will then become a permanent feature of the market.

If you are interested in selling your surplus produce on any of the three market dates, please contact Guy Palmer (guy.palmer1@gmail.com; 0416 203067; 9444 1400) or come and have a chat with us at the Local Food Connect Information Stand at Eltham Farmers’ Market on 25th January.

Home Harvest Feast March 15

This is a community meal run to celebrate home grown food by growers living in Nillumbik and Banyule Council areas. Although it is a money-free entry event, each grower is required to donate some fruit or vegetables from their garden. Local volunteer chefs and cooks will then use the produce to make a tasty, seasonal and locally sourced feast.

Courses at Edendale Farm

Setting up a worm farm, improving your soil and keeping bees are some of the courses at Edendale in Eltham over the next month. Check the website here.

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