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friends of the VFMA, may 30 2019
Our accreditation program is member-designed to ensure that farmers' markets support genuine farmers and producers. Look for our logo on stalls and at markets.
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pomegranates, quince and gnocchi

Edible jewels: The Pomegranate Farm is coming to the end of their season, with Veg Out this weekend likely to be their last market.  Pick up some whole fruit, a shot or a bottle of freshly squeezed juice, or their pomegranate molasses for a splash of colour and tang.
Ruby quince: Follow the apple-like perfume of ripening Champion and Smyrna quinces to Baw Baw Organic’s stall at Veg Out.  Once poached or roasted, the fruit works well in fruit bakes and in savoury braises.  Pick up their quince jam or paste for a quick fix of this season’s fruit.
Pasta masters: With the launch of their gnoccheria in Coburg, Take Me Home Pasta now has an ever-evolving range of gnocchi to bring to the markets.  New flavours spotted on the stall recently include lemon, and green olive with goats’ cheese.  They’re at Veg Out this weekend.

feature market: woodend

Woodend Farmers’ Market
Woodend Community Centre
Corner of High and Forest St
VIC 3442
Saturday June 1
Dogs on leads welcome.  Free entry
The Woodend Farmers’ Market is well-supported by the local community and has a bustling atmosphere that’s welcoming to visitors as well.  This weekend’s feature stallholders are Villa Pileggi, Hand to Ground and Midhill Vineyard. Villa Pileggi takes pride in producing organically grown olive oil at their grove in Gisborne.  Hand to Ground raise pastured poultry & truly free-range eggs near Kyneton.  Midhill Vineyard produce premium cool climate wines, with a real sense of place in the Macedon Ranges.  The market is an initiative of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group and is aiming to be a zero waste event.  The June market will feature performances from the Woodend Winter Arts festival.

melbourne food hub open day

This coming Sunday the team from Melbourne Farmers' Markets would love you to join them at the Melbourne Food Hub so they can show you what they've been up to since their launch in May 2018. Most of you will be familiar with the Alphington Farmers Market but what isn't immediately apparent on market day are all the other projects that take place on the site. 

They'll be running the market from 9am-3pm (an extra 2 hours) plus hosting site tours. Head along and enjoy live music and face painting as well as workshops for the kids. Please see the facebook event page for the full listing for events. 

on-farm dinner: warialda belted galloway beef

'Gindian' Bookings open!
Saturday 29th June, 4pm - 9pm  

‘Gindian’ - An evening in Warialda's big shed in the midst of winter, with Keralan chef, Mischa Tropp (of the Rochester Hotel / bringing a taste of the magnificence of southern Indian cuisine. Not to mention the beaut fellas of Pope Joan, the forever cheeky Matt Wilkinson & the loveable Jake McWilliams behind the bar serving Four Pillars gin concoctions and wine. NB This event is not suitable for children.

$115 per ticket: includes 3 courses and Four Pillars gin cocktail on arrival.

Booking through Trybooking.

accredited farmers' markets this week

1st weekend of the month
saturday june 1
Veg Out (St. Kilda)
Wodonga Junction
Woodend Community
sunday june 2
South Geelong
Swan Hill
wednesday june 5 (last one for the semester)
University of Melbourne (Parkville)
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