May 232014

Local food-related events

Compost making
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From this to this … in 6 weeks

It is an ideal time to build some compost piles with the ready availability of autumn leaves and with grass and weeds growing rapidly in this mild weather. Learn more about worm farming and compost making with Rachel at Edendale Saturday 31 May, 2pm-4pm. Free. Bookings 9433 3316.

Farmers’ Market

The Eltham market is on again this Sunday, May 25, 9am -1pm, with a variety of farmers and producers in attendance with their fresh produce to sell. This market is now Victorian Farmers Market Association (VFMA) accredited, which means that stallholders have to follow certain guidelines to sell at the market. Come along and chat to our farmers and producers and find out more of where your food purchases come from and how they are produced. Reduce packaging by bringing your own bags and trolleys, and even your own coffee mug if you purchase from the coffee stall! If you are a home grower, bring along some of your surplus to swap with other home growers between 10 and 11. Then, why not stay to listen to a permacultural ecological electroswing ukulele player and singer Charlie Mgee at 11:30 am! Maybe you could then wander down to the Eltham Village with the children for free face painting.

Other food activities/information

Food Alliance celebration

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm at the Drill Hall, 26 Therry Street, Melbourne. For booking and event information, see here.

Eat Local Thursday

This is a farmers’ market operating in Wagga Wagga on Thursdays from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. Penny Scott created the idea of providing a regular market with many social benefits to members of the community.

Bendigo Wool and Lamb Show

July 18 to 20 – cooking demonstrations, butchering meat, kitchen garden program. Read more here.

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