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world bee day celebration at alphington: sunday

Did you know that one in every three bites of food requires pollination? World Bee Day highlights the vital role that bees play in our food production and ecosystem, and their serious decline. This Sunday, Alphington Farmers Market is hosting local experts Pollinator Alliance, The Practical Beekeeper and Heidi Honey to inform, guide and inspire you into discovering the wonderful world of bees. Learn how to create your own native bee hotel with Katrina from Buzz & Dig and then stock up at this weekly market full of fresh local, produce direct from the farmers and makers.

Alphington Farmers' Market
 Melbourne Innovation Centre
(opposite Alphington Railway Station)
2 Wingrove Street
Alphington, Victoria 3078
 
Every Sunday
9am-1:00pm
 
Free entry; Plastic bag-free

soups, shrubs and spring bulbs


Mixed farming: Young family farmers Sugarloaf Produce will have summer and autumn crops at Eltham on Sunday.  Roast up a combination of Red Kuri pumpkins, creamy Jersualem artichokes and white mushrooms and enjoy as-is or pureed into soup.

Citrus shrubs: Market newcomers Botanical Brew set aside some of their mandarin and finger lime jun (similar to kombucha) for a longer fermentation that produces a refreshing vinegar shrub, great in mocktails and cocktails.  They only sell the shrub at farmers’ markets – catch up with them at Gasworks and Alphington.

Planning daffodils:  It’s time to plant daffodil and jonquil bulbs! Club Creek Bulb Farm will have a selection of their 120 varieties for sale at Boroondara this Saturday – they’ll be back again in late July with lilliums and other spring flowers and bulbs.

euroa village farmers' market: saturday

Euroa Village Farmers’ Market
 
Kirkland Avenue
Rotary Park
Euroa, VIC 3666
 
Saturday May 18
9am – 1pm
 
Free entry
 
The Euroa Village Farmers' Market connects regional Strathbogie producers with the local community.  Catch up with local beef farmers Miramonte Farm for their fresh and ready-to-eat products, including the popular rare roast beef.  Choose from a wide range of locally brewed beers, many made with crops from the region, from the Strathbogie Brewing Company.  Take advantage of the nearby parking to stock up on tins of local olive oil from Lisadurne Hill Olive Oil.  The market barbecue stall is an important fundraiser, so visitors can grab a bite to eat and support local groups at the same time!

accredited farmers' markets this week

3rd weekend of the month
saturday may 18
Boroondara (Hawthorn)
Coburg
Echuca
Euroa Village
Gasworks (Albert Park)
Riddells Creek
Warragul
sunday may 19
Alphington
Eltham
Flemington
South Geelong
wednesday may 22
University of Melbourne (Parkville)
thursday may 23
Bendigo Midweek
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