Sep 052013

Local food-related events

Food Swaps

Rivers of Yarrambat have re-branded their swap as Rivers Community Produce Exchange. This weekend, there will be a broccoli soup making demonstration after the exchange. For more information, see the website.

Community planting, Eltham

On Sunday September 22 there will be a community planting activity at Nillumbik Health, Main Street, Eltham. After a talk on community gardening at 10am, we will be planting herbs and veggie greens in the current planter box . This is a joint activity with SGA, NERP, Nillumbik Health, Veggie Empire, Edendale and LFC. If you are unable to attend on the day but wish to take part, let me know as there will be a small amount of ongoing maintenance required – watering, re-planting, harvesting, etc that we will need to take care of.

Local cafe using local produce

Tanck’s Corner is a busy cafe in Yarrambat run by a young couple Sue and Chris. They are sourcing good local produce for their menu and are interested to hear from anyone who can supply a consistent and reasonable quantity of local produce. It was interesting to hear that distribution of local produce can be a difficulty to overcome. This was an issue raised in the Local Economy Q & A that LFC ran in March. They can be contacted on 9436 1700.

Whole larder love

Eltham Library have Rohan Anderson talking about his healthier lifestyle on Monday Sep 16, 7pm-8:30pm. Bookings 9439 9266.


Montmorency Primary are looking for a cooking teacher for their Stephanie Alexander kitchen program. Call the school for more information.

Other food activities/information


It is interesting to read that some people in government around the world are beginning to realise that Economic growth is an outdated model and are looking at the Transition model. Here is a story from Rob Hopkins about a recent conference in Paris.

The Art of Fermentation

Pickles, sourdough, cheese, yoghurt, kimchi, sour cream, miso as well as beer and wine. Have you ever thought of making these from scratch but have no idea where to start? Sandor Katz is coming to Melbourne in February, 21 -23, to hold talks and workshops on fermentation.

Manningham Feastival

A bit late notice of this food festival, but there are still ideas and places listed to explore!!

Tecoma Flashmob at McDonald's

This You Tube video is well worth seeing and supporting. Magnificent singing!

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