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La Villa Salumi
Products: Pork sausages, bacon and smoked smallgoods
Kinglake Produce and Artisan Market
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Township/Suburb: Kilsyth
Notes (in their own words):

La Villa Salumi make pork sausages, bacon and smoked smallgoods which they sell at markets.

Sausages as they should be: pork, salt, spices and herbs. No preservatives, gluten, rice, rusk or filler. Herbs and spices are hand blended (no commercial mix here), and sausages are hand tied using natural casings. None of the meat has been frozen, allowing customers to freeze at home if they desire.

A sweeter, Canadian style of bacon: slow-cured with maple syrup and brown sugar, then double-smoked in-house. As this bacon is dry cured, it does not contain excess water weight, which means it provides consistent cooking and crisping. Available sliced to any thickness, as lardons, slabs or whole bellies.

Smoked American-style franks: made using the same quality pork as the sausages. Finely ground pork is blended with a hint of chilli and select (hand blended) herbs and spices, then smoked in-house to provide a smoky frank with a great snap.

Kielbasa (polish garlic sausage): a traditional Polish recipe forms the basis of this smoked garlic sausage which is ready to eat. A small amount of beef is incorporated with pork and fresh garlic, along with herbs and spices, hand tied into rings and smoked. The result is a distinct garlic flavour with good mouth feel.

Leadoux Turkeys
Products: Turkey
Cannings Free Range Butchers, Hawthorn
Cannings Free Range Butchers, Kew
Di Censo Butchers, Doncaster East
Kerrimuir Quality Meats, Box Hill North
Meat in The Box, North Balwyn
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers' Market
The Australian Dried Meat Co, Mooroolbark
Township/Suburb: Ellaswood (East Gippsland)
Notes (in their own words):

Leadoux Turkeys is a family run business on 21 acres of sandy undulating country. Their turkeys are free range, with no hormones, chemicals or antibiotics.

The turkey products are available all year and include: schnitzels,(breast and thigh) sausages, steaks, chops, mince, tenderised thigh fillets, tenderloins, marinated shaslicks, stirfry, smoked turkey, kabana, rumps, hindquarters, whole turkeys, rolls, fillets, burgers, pet mince and necks.

Click here for their price list by product.

Les Crepes de Marion
Products: Sweet crepes
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Balwyn
Notes (in their own words):

The crepes are made using homemade organic strawberry jam, free range eggs and seasonal organic fruit when possible. Marion hails from Brittany and the crepes are made from a family recipe handed down from generation to generation.

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Links Community Garden Lalor
Township/Suburb: Lalor
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is open to the public, with free membership (gold coin donation) and communal garden beds.

This is a new and developing community garden. The purpose of Links Community Garden Lalor is to foster community connections though the use of this space. It will include activities such as gardening, cooking, preserving, sustainability, sensory gardens, providing meals for those in need, upcycling, outdoor mothers or other social groups, eating or simply enjoying being in nature.

There are regular meetups at the garden, every Saturday, 10am-midday. All people of all ages are welcome, whether you're a gardening wizard or don't know a root from a branch.

Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden, Eltham
Township/Suburb: Eltham
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is membership based but membership is free.

The garden comprises several, large, raised beds. It is maintained by a group of volunteers who meet weekly on Thursdays, from 9-11.30am. New members are most welcome, whether you are an experienced gardener or absolute beginner. As well as growing fresh food to share or swap, you can also use the Living & Learning kitchen to make a meal from the harvest. Regular attendance is not required; rather, you can drop in when you like. You can join at any time and they just need you to register once.

Lockton Farm Gourmet Sausages
Products: A wide range of gourmet sausages
Local outlets: Own shop
Bundoora Park Farmers' Market
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Township/Suburb: Mooroolbark
Notes (in their own words):

More than 20 varieties of gourmet sausages made from beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey and duck. All varieties are gluten free and low in fat, using only fresh, in-season herbs and vegetables, with all ingredients sourced locally where possible.

Love Is Coffee
Products: Four different coffees
Certified Organic ingredients
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Diamond Creek
Notes (in their own words):

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.

Luscombe Street Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Brunswick
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is membership-based.

The garden caters for a wide range of abilities and has a number of membership-options. The idea behind the garden is to share knowledge and to learn from each other. There is a mixture of individual and communal plots that are maintained through monthly working bees. The people come together through their mutual love of growing and, if you become a member, you will have the opportunity to meet and share with like-minded individuals, it will save you money over the long term and you will have a positive environmental impact by turning waste into a resource. A committee, who are dedicated to maintaining its future, runs the garden.

Products: Fruit sorbets and ice creams
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Brunswick
Notes (in their own words):

Luther's specialises in fruit-centric, seasonal ice creams and sorbets. The flavours available change depending on what's in season in Victoria but you will usually find both unexpected combinations (e.g. thyme choc chip and peach & basil sorbet) and refined classics (e.g. strawberries & cream and strawberry sorbet). All ingredients are from within Victoria and all products are sold in compostable cups or cones.

Depending on season, example fruit sorbets include strawberry/mint, lemon/thyme, raspberry/lemon verbena and peach/basil. Example fruit ice creams include: passionfruit custard, lemon cream, strawberries & cream, honey, rosemary & orange and apricot / rum. Example non-fruit ice creams include: vanilla/brown butter, fresh mint choc chip and thyme/chocolate.