Local food-related events
New Community Market stall, Eltham Farmers’ Market
Just a reminder that the first community stall at Eltham Farmers’ Market will be on 8th February. Come along and support your fellow home growers! And there is still time for you to sell your stuff there – contact Guy Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org; 0416 203067; 9444 1400).
Event at Buna Community Garden
Saturday Feb 14, 10.00am-12.30pm. Buna Community Garden, Boyd Crescent, West Heidelberg.
Free event. Booking is essential.
All you need to know to establish and maintain a garden that needs minimal water to survive and thrive, even in a cruel Melbourne Summer.
Presentations by champion local gardeners will help you understand: your site; the Banyule climate; gardening to mimic nature; soil types and testing; and food production and indigenous plants side by side.
Exploree the Buna Community Garden, take home a free seedling or two, chat to other locals about their gardening successes and disasters, drink morning tea, and eat biscuits.
Autumn Harvest Festival at BAAG
Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th March. See www.baag.com.au/baag-autumn-harvest-festival.
From Cathrine King: “Hello everyone. It’s fresh berry time again. Currently I am selling fresh blueberries in 1kg lots to people living in Nillumbik. The blueberries are grown in Pheasant Creek between Kinglake West and Kinglake. From February I will also be supplying this season’s farmed blackberries.
“The berries cost $18 a kilo, which is still a significant saving compared with the supermarket prices. Better still they are grown locally, so you can be assured that they are fresh and represent low food miles. For orders of 10kg or more, I will arrange delivery to the Eltham area. For smaller quantities, you will need to pick up from Hurstbridge.
“If you wish to arrange an order, you will need to email Cathrine King on email@example.com or text 0488 384844.”
Are you interested in cooking with tomatoes, zucchini flowers or other summer veggies? If so, you may like to enrol in an Italian Cooking Course at Panton Hill Living and Learning Centre.
A local Eltham family made spelt pancakes this weekend with Donvale peaches and Gippsland yoghurt. Looks delicious!