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BANNOCKBURN HEART: EXCUSE US WHILE WE CHANGE!

The Market has now moved to its new, temporary home in the Bannockburn Playgroup carpark, in Byron Street, behind the Bannockburn Cultural Centre. We’ll be in this location for the entire 2019 year while the Bannockburn Heart development is underway, which once completed, will provide us with a permanent home with amazing new facilities!

In response to overwhelming community feedback we’re also introducing some different types of stalls at the Market this year including arts,...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: WESEGGS

Our newest stallholder, Wes, was nine years old when he discovered his love of chickens. “I wanted some extra pocket money and my Pop suggested I get a few chickens. So I bought ten chickens and sold the eggs to family and friends. I called my little business 'WesEggs'.”

Wes loved everything about running the business - teaching himself everything from budgeting and business planning to even studying the entire life cycle of a chicken. It didn’t take him long to work out how to...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: A HIDDEN SECRET CAKES

Long-time stallholder, A Hidden Secret Cakes, creates delicious sweets that leave you wanting more. With lemon tarts to die for as well as tantalising brownies, gluten-free cakes, dairy-free cakes, vegan treats and more, there’s something for every sweet tooth.

A Hidden Secret Cakes is the creation of self-confessed ‘poms’, Angela and Paul, and runs alongside their other business stream: A Hidden Secret (savouries). They started selling lemon tarts at the Torquay Farmers’ Market, and...

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...

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