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Fair Food Week starts October 19th

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We’ll soon be announcing our Fair Food Week activities for 2014. Meantime, check out a glimpse of what we did last year:

 SFM & Fair Food Week 2013

Sadly, we didn’t win…

But congratulations to the SAGE Farmers’ Market on their win!

We’ve made the grade!

The finalists in the 2014 delicious Produce awards have been announced .. and we’re thrilled to say we are among the final 3 nominated for Outstanding Farmers’ Market! The market is now in its 9th year of our partnership with Melbourne Farmers’ Markets and embodies our guiding principles of good, clean, fair food perfectly. Several of our stallholders are also finalists .. congratulations to Schulz Organic Dairy, Gundowring Fine Foods, Angelica Organic, Barham Avocados, Moondara Blueberries, Yarra Valley Caviar and Warialda Belted Galloways (some of these folk had more than one product in the finalists!).

Paul West, host of River Cottage Australia, hit the road with Subaru to meet local food producers at the Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market

Our May 24th farmers’ market at Abbotsford Convent hosted River Cottage Australia filming “Paul at the markets”, a special web edition of the program. View it here along with a tasty recipe featuring Milawa Freerange Poultry, Mt Zero Olives and Jones Potatoes among others.


River Cottage, Australia

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Paul West, host of River Cottage Australia, hits the road with Subaru to meet local food producers at the Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market

Slow Food Melbourne’s May 24th farmers’ market at Abbotsford Convent will be the setting for River Cottage Australia to film “Paul at the markets”, a special web edition of the program.

The episode will see Paul exploring the market, talking with Victorian farmers and food producers, and making recipes in situ at the market using fresh, local produce.

Please come and join us at the market and see what deliciousness Paul whips up from market produce!


Fundraising Gala Dinner

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Please note this event has been postponed. We’ll let you know the new date ASAP.

Where: Deirdre’s at Laharum Grove, 1603 Winfields Rd Laharum
When: TBC

Enjoy a delicious degustation dinner to support our community affected by the recent Grampians fires. Fundraising Gala Dinner and charity auction to raise money for local CFA and Blaze Aid.

Degustation menu featuring Wimmera/Mallee produce – cost $80. Local wines by consumption.
Choose from a dazzling array of local quality wineries including Mount Langi Ghiran & Bests.

We may be a little singed but we are open for business!

The Wimmera/Mallee region is home to many of your favourite farmers, many of whom have been recently fire affected, come show your support for them by putting your $$$ into their local businesses … You might even enjoy it!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Come visit, bring your friends, the family, the kids & support local businesses & farmers.

There is plenty of local accommodation, from hostel to 4-stars, rock climbing, bushwalking, abseiling, wonderful wineries, wildlife walks, waterfalls … go biking, hiking, picnicking , wine tasting or simply lie back with a good book and enjoy the view. Whether you are a Norm looking to relax or the Energizer Bunny looking for thrills there is something for everyone.

FUNDRAISER & CFA SUPPORT WEEKEND MARCH 28 – 30

Check Slowfood Melbourne Facebook and Tweets for further updates.


Vanilla in PNG

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In 1994, Weiya Sindana left his small village Kasu – in Rai Coast, Papua New Guinea – and visited a distant island.
He brought back some vanilla cuttings. Eighteen years later, Kasu is one of the largest producers of vanilla in PNG.

Weiya’s story is one of many of self-reliance in a community that says ‘Mi inap’ (‘I can’). Instead of waiting for the government or a foreign company to come and ‘help’ them, Kasu has taken responsibility for its own development – and the results speak for themselves.

Papua New Guinea is often described as one of the world’s ‘least developed countries’. But the Kasu community tells a different story.

View the story here

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Cook here and now – Hurstbridge-Whittlesea

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Entrée

Traditional leek pie with béchamel sauce

 

Main Course

Tunisian carrot salad using Panton Hill Estate Olives

Fresh green beans

Roast leg of lamb with pomegranate and red peppers

Couscous with almonds and sultanas

 

Dessert

Gingerbread served on a persimmon crème and pistachio praline

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Cook here and now – Foster

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Working in partnership with Foster Primary School, a proud participant in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program this event brought together a group of people to share in the selection, preparation and consumption of a locally-sourced meal.

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Cook here and now – Abbotsford

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Cook Here + Now, brings together a group of people to share in the selection, preparation and consumption of a locally-sourced meal.

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Cristina Laria

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Fringe Lane presenter Cristina Laria visited the Abbotsford farmers market in Autumn 2011 – check out the video

Summer Newsletter 2012/13

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Autumn 2012 Newsletter

Christmas Market

Summer 2011/12 Newsletter


Market Details

8AM – 1PM, fourth Sat of each month

Parking available. 

63 The Avenue, Spotswood-Kingsville RSL

Entry By donation

We’re plastic bag free, so please BYO.
Well-behaved dogs (and cats) on leads welcome.

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