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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,...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: STIR CRAZY

Cracker gurus and cordial makers

We would like to extend a big warm welcome to stallholder Helen Kline, owner of Stir Crazy, who has recently joined the Market line-up, offering artisan crackers, oatcakes, shortbreads and zingy citrus cordials.

Helen has just made a big sea change and moved from Melbourne to Aireys Inlet, and is really pleased to be able to attend the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market.

Stir Crazy reflects...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: SHARP AS

Sharpening specialists

Sharp As joined us for the first time at our June market; offering onsite sharpening for market-goers' kitchen knives, scissors and household tools.

Sharp As is the creation of Tama Pereto and his partner, Pippa.

“I have always been passionate about using a sharp knife and keeping it sharp," Tama began. He added, "When Pippa and I were dating I tried to impress her with how sharp my...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: ALLENDALE ALCHEMY

Beautiful, fragrant and all-natural products

Allendale Alchemy creates nourishing soaps and skincare, made from natural ingredients. Brought to you in gorgeous neutral hues of cream, caramel, light green and nude pinks, and in luxuriant natural fragrances, Allendale Academy offers a sensory experience you won't forget.

Across their lovingly handcrafted range, you will find all-natural ...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: FRESHWATER CREEK GARLIC

Taste the difference

The Golden Plains Farmers' Market loves being able to offer patrons farm-fresh organic garlic thanks to garlic-growing experts, Freshwater Creek Garlic (FCG).

Established in 2010, FCG is a family-owned garlic farm near Torquay, managed by owners John and Sarah Olliff, who are now known for producing award-winning certified-organic garlic.

One of the best things about FCG is the fact its...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: DEVOUR CHOCOLATE

Sweet, sweet deliciousness

Even though some of you might not be able to even look at chocolate (after a big, delicious Easter), there is no such thing as too much chocolate to the chocolate-lover (and we know there is certainly no shortage of them!).

Golden Plains Farmers’ Market stallholder, Devour chocolate, owned and operated by expert chocolatier Laura van den Bogaard...

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