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March 6, 2020
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Direct from the farmers

Early eggplant and speedy squash

Early Eggplants: The eggplants grown by Day’s Walk Farm come in small sizes, perfect for a side dish for one or two people.  There are long and skinny purple ones and round fat stripy white ones – try them grilled or roasted with a little olive oil.  Catch them at Coburg on Saturday.

Speedy Squash: Going from scarcity to abundance, zucchini and squash are in full production now.  Pick up some sweet pale-skinned zucchini from Spring Creek Organics at Carlton, Woodend or Flemington and try a simple saute with almonds, butter and garlic.

Marg and Jason from Hazeldean Forest Farm

Episode 3: Rose Street Pantry - the TV series
At 2pm this Sunday, March 8th, the third episode of Rose Street Pantry the TV series will go to air on Channel 31. 

On this week’s episode of @rosestreetpantry we’re off to @hazeldeanforestfarm where the beautiful Marg shows us around her spectacular organic apple orchard at the foot of the Strzelecki Ranges in Gippsland. After going organic Marg and her husband Jason planted 5,000 apple trees and started producing organic apple cider vinegar, apple sparkling (via méthode champenoise) and of course, a myriad of seasonal fruits. The vision is absolutely spectacular and we’re incredibly grateful to both Marg and Jason for hosting us - we had the most fabulous time! Thank you to our sponsor @nasaaorganic and partners @melbournefarmersmarkets and @vicfarmersmarkets for helping to bring these stories to life x

Have you been to:
Veg Out Farmers' Market?

Veg Out St Kilda Farmers' Market
Between Chaucer St and Spencer St
St Kilda, Victoria 3182

Saturday March 7
Free entry; Plastic bag-free

Vegout St Kilda Farmers Market has been running for fifteen years and regularly boasts more than 70 stalls full of Victorian produce. Try crunchy new season apples from Hazeldean Farm in Gippsland.  Talk to the farmers from Warialda Belted Galloways about different cuts of beef and their cooking styles. Visit Seymour farmer Di’s Rhubarb for freshly harvested stems and sweet rhubarb tarts to eat on the spot.   This is a great market to stock up on the basics and try something special too.

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accredited farmers' markets in the next week
6 - 13 March

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