The produce from these planter boxes is freely available to any members of public who pass by.
There are 7 planter boxes in Chute Street (5 on the north side of the road and 2 on the south side) plus a further 2 around the corner in Inglis Street. Each of these is a wicking bed. They were established in 2014.
Love Is Coffee sells four different coffees: Ethiopian, Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Timorean. The coffee can be bought as either roasted beans or as ground coffee. The coffee is roasted on the day of the market using Certified Organic, fair trade coffee beans.
Coombe Farm Wines
Yering Station Winery
Notes (in their own words):
Nillumbik Cellars have been trading for over 30 years and are on hand to provide tasting advice. Promoting great local wines are their speciality and they know the area, the wine makers and, most importantly, the local grape-growing conditions. Albert Di Pietro and his staff conduct regular wine tastings. Nillumbik Cellars also has an adjoining cafe, the Vines Cafe, where you can sit and relax after your wine tasting.
Mirabella's of Doncaster
Olympic Village Newsagency, Heidelberg West
Pines Deli, Doncaster East
Notes (in their own words):
The word 'paleta' comes from the Spanish word for icy pole. It represents a long and old Mexican tradition of tropical and exotic fruit recipes. Paleta's icy poles are made from authentic Mexican recipes using real fruit. Flavours include strawberry, mango, coconut, lemon, chocolate, raspberry, rockmelon and hibiscus. No artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. What you will find is nothing but the intense rich taste of real fruit.
This garden is membership based. Membership is $20 annually for a whole family or $10 for a single person.
Thrive community garden is on a 1 acre block that has long been vacant due to the fact that it lies in a flood plain. While there is always the risk of further flooding, the soil is rich and ideal for growing. It was started in 2014.
As of Spring 2016, there were garlic, leeks, celery, silver beet and rainbow chard, snow peas, broad beans and various herbs, all doing well. There are around 30 fruit trees. There are also several large berry beds – boysens, raspberries and strawberries, along with gooseberries, black and red currants. Lavenders and calendulas, along with a wild flower bed, have been planted to attract bees and add more colour.
There is someone working at the community garden every Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm, and on various days during the week. Everyone is welcome to come down and help out, and to take some of the crops that are growing there. It is a garden for all residents of Diamond Creek.
A food swap is held at the garden on the third Saturday of every month, 2-3pm.