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STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: MOORABOOL VALLEY WILD FLOWERS

Super fella with super flowers!

Regular Market-goers would be familiar with Moorabool Valley Wildflowers and owner/operator John Tantau. The popular and colourful stall, offering gorgeous native flowers, was one of Golden Plains Farmers' Market's first stallholders!

John is one of our Market's friendliest faces;  he is known as a top bloke, always greeting Market visitors with a smile, giving helpful advice about his...

Make your own sauerkraut and boost your microbiome

How our digestive system relates to our health and wellbeing is a current hot debate topic. Some scientists claim that our gut bacteria can affect our mood, state of mental health, weight and even our resistance to infection.

Correspondingly, there is now an abundance of probiotic products available for sale across the country, including products containing live bacteria and yeasts.  But did you know it’s actually very inexpensive and easy to make your own fermented products at...

Golden Plains Twilight Market a hit

The first Golden Plains Twilight Market attracted around 2,000 patrons on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Proudly sponsored by Powershop and Bannockburn and District Connected Communities, a record number of visitors and around 50 stalls filled the market site in the heart of Bannockburn, transforming the space into a plaza of produce, people, crafts, cocktails, family fun and fabulous tunes.

An extension of the popular award-winning Farmers’ Market held every month, the Golden...

BIODYNAMIC FARMING: WHAT IS IT & DOES IT YIELD BETTER PRODUCE?

What is biodynamic farming?

Biodynamic farming is a type of agriculture – similar to organic farming (where food is grown without synthetic chemicals).

The Biodynamic Association describes the biodynamic way as “a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition.”

In a nutshell, the biodynamic farming culture can be described as follows:

  • It refers...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: WHITE HEN

Sweet pies and tarts baked with sisterly love

White Hen pies, tarts and delicious desserts are customer favourites – after all, who doesn’t love good ol’ homemade country sweets or a fresh donut made onsite in front of you?

Their yummy fruit pies vary with the seasons to ensure customers are getting the freshest, sweetest apples, rhubarb,  and blueberries.

The White Hen chocolate and hazelnut tart is as popular as...

BARONGAROOK PORK – NOW TAKING TWILIGHT MARKET PRE-ORDERS

If you are looking to whip up a memorable Christmas feast to outdo last year’s creation and have all your guests raving about how great a cook you are, you should consider Barongarook Pork.

They are joining us at the Golden Plains Twilight Market this December and we couldn’t be happier!

Based just outside of Colac, Barongarook Pork is arguably one of the region’s finest pork producers (Christmas breakfast, lunch and dinner would certainly be amped up a notch...

LITTLE MISS MERINGUE – THE SWEET TOOTH GURU!

Christmas is one of the best times of year to spoil yourself and others with indulgent sweet treats – and if they’re handmade, beautiful to look at and great-tasting, what more could you ask for in a festive treat?

Little Miss Meringue, headed by Lorelle and Keryn from the Bellarine, will be joining our first ever Golden Plains Twilight Market in December with an impressive array of meringue kisses, macarons, cupcakes, fruit curds and more.

They are famous in...

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