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friends of the VFMA, october 24 2019
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news from across our network:
response to "getting curious about eggs"

Our facebook post last week about egg farmers needing to set their prices so they can receive a living wage reached 2000 people and prompted comments and letters in to the office here.  I hope that it also translated into great sales for our farmers across the state. 

It might not be quite so obvious this week, but we generally have a good relationship with the crew behind the Good Food section in the Age - they publish our review of what's Fresh every Tuesday. 

Next week they've also agreed to publish an article we've written about the fair price for food and the role we all play in supporting farmers.  I look forward to sharing it with you.

direct from our producers this week:
celeriac & fennel, sweet medlar vinegar, & white curry paste

Crisp vegetables: Late winter crops being harvested now include celeriac and fennel – both delicious sliced finely and tossed with tangy mayonnaise or cultured cream.  Spring Creek Organics will have these flavourful aromatic vegetables at Coburg and Flemington.  

Medlar vinegar: For a range of well-made sweet, tangy and bitter vinegars, shrubs and cordials made from seasonal regional fruit and herbs, visit Big Harvest Moon’s stall at Lancefield on Saturday.  The ever-popular medlar vinegar is just one of the unusual and delicious preserves they make.

White curry: The fresh chilli-free Sri Lankan White curry paste from Pete’s Travelling Pans works very well with cauliflower, coconut cream and red lentils to make a light and warming curry perfect for Spring evenings.  Pick up a packet and some recipe tips from Pete at Lancefield or Nagambie.

have you been to:
Alphington Farmers' Market?

Alphington Farmers' Market

Melbourne Innovation Centre
(opposite Alphington Railway Station)
2 Wingrove Street 
Alphington, Victoria 3078

Sunday October 27


Free entry; Plastic bag-free

Alphington Farmers’ Market has grown into a vibrant weekly Sunday market and is well worth a visit.  All the staples from top regional producers are here, and it’s a launchpad for emerging food businesses too.  Pick up organic milk, sourdough bread, white eggs, fresh flowers, meat, fruit and vegetables from the farmers.  Then perhaps try some chickpea miso from Koji and Co or some unusual but delicious fungi from Melbourne Gourmet Mushrooms.  The market is easy to get to by train, bus, bike or car – make the trip!

connecting you directly with Victorian farmers:
accredited farmers' markets this week
24-31 Oct

thursday oct 24
Bendigo Midweek
sunday oct 27
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