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friends of the VFMA, july 4 2019
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spotted at the markets: tender shallots, hot potatoes and oozy haloumi

Tender shallots: French shallots are delicious peeled and added to braises and sauces, and Kingfisher Citrus has bags of them on their stalls at the moment.  The family constantly works to diversify their crop range and adapt to the climate and seasons, and the onion varieties are a good fit.  They’ll be at Coburg, Vegout, Woodend, Alphington and Swan Hill.

Hot potatoes: The Trentham Potato Co. bakes a range of their farm-grown potatoes at the markets, ready to eat hot with toppings made from other stallholders’ produce. They generally bake Nicola, Maris Piper and sometimes King Edward and Russet so that customers can try out a new variety before taking a bagful home. Look out for them at Coburg.

Oozy haloumi: Boatshed Cheese’s haloumi is made from a careful blend of different milks to replicate the fat and protein profile of original Cyprian sheeps’ milk cheese. Sliced and pan fried briefly in a spot of olive oil in a hot pan, it gets a good crust on the outside and is rich and oozy in the middle. Find some at Kingston and Flemington. 

feature market: tallarook

Tallarook Farmers’ Market
Railway Place
Sunday July 7
9.00am – 1.00pm
Free entry
Tallarook Farmers Market celebrates 10 years on 7 July. There will be giveaways, a PJ party and a monster raffle! Chantlan Livestock and Produce invite you to try their most popular Murray Grey beef sausage - worchestershire and cracked pepper. Toobee Honey will have their amazingly, golden grey box honey to sample and take home. Peregrine Ridge will have on tasting Heathcote Shiraz, Sparkling Shiraz and Fortified Shiraz, wonderful winter wines.  Somerset Heritage Produce will have a riot of winter colour with pumpkins, rainbow chard, carrots and much more. Bring a big basket.

accredited farmers' markets this week

1st weekend of the month
saturday july 6
Veg Out (St. Kilda)
Woodend Community
sunday july 7
South Geelong
Swan Hill
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