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friends of the VFMA, april 26 2019
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figs, cheese, pickles

Sundried figs: Glennis and Ian from IG’s Figs handpick, split and then sun-dry the figs from their orchard as they ripen, packing them into generous punnets of dried brown- and green-skinned figs.  Stock up on them for winter breakfasts at Lancefield.

Farm cheese: Tarago Valley Organics send their certified organic grass-fed milk to Blue Bay Cheese to be made into Farm Cheese.  This mild cheddar style varies slightly in taste across the year and is quite rich at the moment because of the high cream content in the milk. Pick some up at St Kilda Primary or Flemington.

Zucchini pickles: The bread and butter pickles from Farce Charcuterie are tart, sweet, crisp and delicious.  Fabulous with their terrines or as part of a lunch spread, the latest batch have just been put up using the autumn zucchini glut.  Taste them at Abbotsford, Bentleigh, Nagambie and Mount Eliza.

feature market: abbotsford

Abbotsford Farmers’ Market
Abbotsford Convent
St Heliers St
Collingwood 3067
Saturday April 27
Gold Coin Entry
The Abbotsford Farmers Market will be a veritable Autumn colour chart on Saturday 27 April with fruit and vegies in all their glory accentuating the beautiful grounds.
You’ll find roasting chestnuts, quinces for poaching, pomegranates for bejewelling a salad, wild foraged mushrooms, all manner of pumpkins and potatoes (including sweet potatoes) and zesty fresh limes plus mandarins.
65 stallholders will gather from across Victoria including Walkabout Honey, Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese, Mt Zero Olives, Stormhaven Limes, Hi-Fye Pistachios and Weyhill Farm Garlic.

accredited farmers' markets this week

4th weekend of the month
saturday april 27
Old Cheese Factory (Berwick)
St Kilda Primary
sunday april 28
Mt Eliza
wednesday may 1
University of Melbourne (Parkville)
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