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friends of the VFMA, april 11 2019
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mussels, cucumbers, apples

Portarlington Paella: Fresh mussels and wakame, both harvested in the waters off Portarlington, star in the massive paella that Mike’s Mussels prepares for lunch at the University of Melbourne farmers’ market.  The mussels and dried wakame are also for sale to take home and cook up – just ask while you’re still at the head of the queue.

Late harvest: Carlsruhe Fresh Produce in the Macedon Ranges is having a late season this year.  Their European cucumbers which are similar in taste to crystal apple cucumbers are still producing, and their sugar plums are also still going.  Catch up with this hardworking couple of farmers at Kyneton on Saturday.   

Fresh Fujis: Gary and Heather from Pollards say apples should be treated like milk – keep them cold to keep their flavor.  Buying them direct from the farmer means they’re not out of the cold for long before they’re yours.  Fuji apples are being harvested now and they expect to start picking Pink Ladies at the end of April.  Find them at Bendigo this Saturday.

feature market: bendigo

Bendigo Community Farmers' Market
Sidney Myer Place
Saturday April 13
Gold coin donation to CFA
Head out to historic Bendigo this morning to taste fresh produce from across the region at the Bendigo Community Farmers’ Market.  Hi-Fye Pistachios grow a wide variety of pistachios with distinct flavours and shapes.  Taste some of the region’s olive oil from Goughs Range Olives.  Boonderoo Walnuts sell their walnuts whole as well as processed into walnut oil and delicious biscuits.  Stop by Azzurri Cheese for locally-made Italian styles cheeses including burrata (mozzarella filled with cream). Don’t forget to catch up with Kennedy Farm for their local popping corn.

accredited farmers' markets this week

2nd weekend of the month
saturday april 13
Collingwood Children’s Farm
Old Cheese Factory (Berwick)
sunday april 14
Daylesford Sunday
wednesday april 17
University of Melbourne (Parkville)
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