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TWILIGHT MARKET TO RETURN IN 2018!

Golden Plains Shire Council is delighted to announce that following the outstanding success of the inaugural Twilight Market in 2017, which attracted over 3,000 visitors, it will be running again in 2018. Join us on Thursday 20 December on the corner of High and Milton Streets, Bannockburn, 4.00pm-9.00pm for our second Golden Plains Twilight Market, already set to be...

JOIN FAIR FOOD WEEK 6 - 14 OCTOBER 2018

Fair Food Week is an annual 'self-organising' national event that brings people together to create and participate in story-telling, workshops and other events that encourage and promote the production of fair food – that’s fairness in the social, economic and environmental sense.

What’s fairness got to do with food?

Well, lots actually. Farmers are not well paid by major retail chains for the food they grow for us and excessive food imports unfairly disadvantage Australian...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: LA MADRE BAKERY

La Madre Bakery was born in 2003 out of passion and a love of good bread and has been a committed stallholder at the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market since its inception in 2009.

Today La Madre is one of the leading independent bakeries in Australia, specialising in handmade breads, pastries and sweet treats.

Owner Tez Kemp says, “We use the finest local ingredients and traditional baking methods to produce a full range of baked goods throughout the year. ‘La Madre’ is Italian for...

FATHER'S DAY GIFTS AT THE MARKET

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 2 September, the day after our market, so why not drop in and pick up a gift from a local producer, baker or artisan maker. Wondering what to get your dad or the awesome father figure in your life? Check out the following suggestions:

  • A spicy Pinot from Ceres Bridge Estate
  • A Persian Love Cake from A Hidden Secret Cakes
  • A tasty free-range beef roast from Otway Prime
  • Ultra-sharp knives and tools (sharpen his...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: COBBS & ME

Brooke Stevens is a young entrepreneur, a busy mum of two little boys and founder of the innovative lifestyle business, Cobbs & Me, maker of gorgeous-looking lupin heat packs. She's also a much-loved Golden Plains Farmers' Market stallholder.

Brooke stumbled across her passion for making heat packs when she was looking for suitable appreciation gifts for her sons' teachers. Unable to find what she was looking for, Brooke decided to get creative and make heat packs for them instead...

BANNOCKBURN JUST GOT COSIER

Natural gas is here! Locals can now install the latest appliances, like stylish gas fireplaces and alfresco kitchens, as well as favourites like gas ducted heating and hot water.

To help Bannockburn residents get connected, AusNet Services is running a gas information stall at the September Farmers' Market. Greg Hannan, head of AusNet Services Gas says everyone is welcome.

“There’ll be free giveaways and we'll answer all your questions,” he said.

“One lucky person will win...

FARMERS' MARKET SURVEY RESULTS

A recent community survey has shown strong community support for our award-winning Market.

We circulated the Farmers’ Market survey in May to hear what community members, stallholders and market-goers have to say about the service offering of the Market and how it might be improved.

124 community members responded to the survey, which indicated the top reasons for attending include to buy direct from farmers, to buy local,...

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