Local food-related events
Village Food Connections now have a shop featuring Nillumbik Farmers and Producers. “The Little Organic Shop” opens on 11 February 2013 and is located within “The Brown House” in Hurstbridge.
Highlights of the store: Seasonal, fresh, chemical free fruit and vegetables sourced from farmers within Nillumbik and surrounds; Light meals made from local, seasonal produce; Value added products from local producers. Come and support local food; local producers; and a local business.
Wanting homegrown eggs? Michele is looking for a new home for her 2 chooks when they finally shift. Do you know of anyone or a place that may take older chooks? Bella is 10 and Treacle is 5 and still laying. They are both bantams – one a pekin the other not sure – maybe a japanese bantam – both a buff/tan colour. Contact Michele on 0414761419
Banyule Sustainable Living Festival starts on February 9. Banyule Edible Garden Tours 2013 are on February 9.
Indian Curry Night, Montmorency Primary School, Feb 9, 7 – 10 pm. Click here for more details. Book now!
Harvest Month. What is your community group doing in March? Join with many others and pick a food or harvest theme.
Food Film nights. Are you part of the changing food movement? Or maybe you just want to find out what it is all about? Then come along and watch a variety of stimulating and inspirational films and clips from around Australia and the world, including the themes of “influence of global economies and climate change on food growing, alternate but sustainable growing and distribution methods, community gardens, and food forests”. Wednesday nights – March 6, 13, 20 and 27 – at Edendale Farm, 7:30pm. All welcome. RSVP (for catering) here
Local Food economy Q & A. This will be a night of discussion between those who grow the food and those who cook with it! What are the advantages, disadvantages of a local food economy. Monday March 18, Edendale Farm, 7pm.
Other food activities/information
McIvor Farm foods (specialising in pork), Tooboorac. Farm Tour & Butchering Demo We are finalising the dates for this year’s Farm Tours and Butchering Demonstration by Victory Meats. The Farm Tour will proceed by giving you an overview of the farm lay-out, how we run our Berkshire pigs part of a farming system (approx 45min-1hour). Both groups will join together to watch the butchering demonstration by Victor of Victory Meats (approx 45min-1hour – Victor will breakdown a pig into the common cuts. We can discuss cuts, cooking tips and even try some delicious pork (lunch included). For more information see http://www.mcivorfarmfoods.com.au.