Nov 202014

Local food-related events

Reducing food waste

Continuing your tips to reduce food waste, the local food store in Hurstbridge, the Little Organic Shop, follows these good practices: First of all our food scraps and veggie/fruit peels etc. go back to the chicken farm that we get our eggs from. Any waste that chooks don’t like or shouldn’t eat (onions, citrus, potato peel, etc.) goes into compost. Leftover milk from the coffee machine is either made into kefir and used in pancakes, scones and other recipes that call for buttermilk or sour cream, or use it to make custard or creamed rice. Vegetables that are misshapen, or that are getting close to use-by (but are still good to eat) we make into soups or sauces or find suitable recipes to use them e.g. one of our farmers recently brought in a lot of rocket that we knew wouldn’t last, so rather than waste it we turned it into a delicious rocket pesto with walnuts.


Are you looking to buy some chickens? I notice that there are two farmers in the Local Food Directory – Research Poultry farm with New Hampshire hens and Doreen Egg Farm with Hyline brown hens.

Planter box workshop

Urban Bush Carpenters, with the support of the City of Darebin, will be bringing pallets for us to transform into planter boxes. Tools will be provided or you may wish to bring your own. Wear glasses and bring leather or gardening gloves and a bottle of water.

Where: SPAN Community House, 64 Clyde St, Thornbury.
When: Saturday, November 22, 10am-1pm.
Cost: $5-$10 donation to cover morning tea.
To book: email

Sprout Market

Great food, awesome people, sensational live music, inspiring local stalls, glorious produce and seedlings.

Where: Corner Clapham Street and Watt Street, Thornbury
When: First Thursday of the month, 3pm-7pm

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