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friends of the VFMA, november 14 2019
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Madman invites you to a screening of  

Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton
Sunday 8th of December
Start: 10:45 am
RSVP to: 
Release Date:  16 January 2020

 Click here to watch the (funny, moving, straight-talking) trailer

Synopsis:  A testament to the immense complexity of nature, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their LA apartment, John and Molly make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.

The land they’ve chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster.

When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself. 
Run Time: 91 minutes
Rating: PG

direct from our farmers this week:
stacks of seedlings, heirloom carrots, grass-fed beef

Stacks of seedlings:  Fill a hand-folded newspaper envelope with a mixture of seedlings from Willow Grove Home Garden at Warragul this Saturday.  Designed to help home gardeners get productive quickly, there’s a wide range of leafy greens, brassicas, beans and herbs for sale at fifty cents each or twelve dollars for thirty, making it easy to fill a garden bed or window box with edible plants.
Heirloom carrots: At Boroondara, Coburg and Eltham this weekend, Peninsula Fresh Organics will have leafy mixed bunches of their stubby ivory and orange heirloom carrots. Thin-skinned and prewashed, they’re perfect roasted with lemon and honey or taken along raw for crunchy snacks.
Grass-fed beef: Watergrasshill Angus does their market circuit this week – they’ll have their Gippsland-reared grass-fed beef at Warragul on Saturday and Flemington on Sunday. Try one of their pies, or ask about cuts that work well in herby, greens-rich Spring braises.

have you been to:
South Geelong Farmers' Market?

South Geelong Farmers’ Market
Geelong South Primary School
200 Yarra St
South Geelong
VIC 3220
Sunday November 16
Free entry
The South Geelong Farmers market is a busy little market in the heart of Geelong that attracts shoppers who value fresh, local and regional produce. This market features stallholders like Spring Creek Organic - legends in the market community for their amazing vegetables.  Lardass Butter who use local cream to create soft pats of cultured butter that goes beautifully with fresh crusty bread from Sourdough Kitchen.  Find local honey, grass-fed meat, fresh flowers and lots more at the market this Sunday.
All our stallholders are committed to give you the best quality food at the best price. The great thing about Farmers Markets is if you have a question about the produce or the price, you can not only ask the producer, but they will give you an answer on the spot (not an email address)
Bring the family and the dog and support the best of our local and regional produce.

connecting you directly with Victorian farmers:
accredited farmers' markets this week
14-21 Nov

sunday nov 17
wednesday nov 20
University of Melbourne (Last one for 2019)
Castlemaine Weekly
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