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GOLDEN PLAINS TWILIGHT MARKET – DATE ANNOUNCED!

Golden Plains Shire Council is delighted to announce that it will launch its first ever Twilight Market on Thursday 21 December on the corner of High and Milton Streets, Bannockburn, 4.00pm – 9.00pm.

The Golden Plains Twilight Market is an extension of the popular monthly Farmers’ Market, but with some exciting additions! The Market will feature farm-fresh produce, fine crafts and local artwork, live music, a craft beer and wine bar, fast food vans and fun for the...

Braised brussel sprouts with herbs

Brussel sprouts are classed as a ‘Brassica’ vegetable and are highly regarded for their nutritional value. They are high in both fibre and vitamin C. They also contain nutrients with anticancer properties!

Boost your immunity and warm up for the last days of winter with this tasty, healthy, gluten-free recipe—you can stock up at the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market on Saturday 5 August.

Ingredients

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What’s good in August!

How lucky are we to be able to access farm-fresh food? The Golden Plains Farmers’ Market seeks to increase local people’s access to nutritious, quality and locally grown produce, and give the region’s farmers and growers an opportunity to sell directly to customers. Here’s what’s in-season at the moment… take note and make the most of the winter bounty at our August market.

Fruit

Cumquats, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, nashi, olives, oranges, rhubarb,...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: LEIGHGROVE OLIVES

Premium olive oil from Golden Plains’ very own Leigh Valley

Leighgrove Olives is a boutique olive oil producer, 100% family owned and operated by Yvonne and Grant White. The family’s 4,500-tree olive grove and Farmgate Olive Shop is located in Golden Plains Shire’s Inverleigh, just 26km west of Geelong (talk about local!).

Yvonne and Grant are dedicated to producing first-rate, flavoursome extra virgin olive oil as well as an...

Social Media Marketing Manual

This manual has been developed by Golden Plains Shire Council for Golden Plains Farmers’ Market stallholders, as a tool for those who would like to market themselves effectively on social media.

Exploring the power of social media, why and how it is important as a marketing and communications tool, and how to optimise social media effectiveness, this manual is provided to support business owners—to build their skills and confidence in promoting their enterprise.

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DON’T ‘BEET’ AROUND THE BUSH!

We love beetroot, a highly nutritious vegetable sold farm-fresh from our Market.

Beetroot is such a great winter food. This vibrant root vegetable provides dietary fibre for a healthy digestive system and is a great source of folate—a B vitamin that contributes to normal growth and development in children as well as the formation of blood cells.

The hidden amazingness of this vegetable doesn’t stop there. The purple pigments in beetroot, known as anthocyanins may act as...

VFMA ACCREDITATION—WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

The Golden Plains Farmers’ Market is accredited with the Victorian Farmers Market Association (VFMA).

The VFMA was founded in 2004 and is a well-respected organisation that supports and promotes food sovereignty and authentic farmers’ markets throughout Victoria. Criteria for accreditation is strict to ensure that you —the customer, can be assured that the market you’re attending is a fair marketplace not compromised by resellers.

Victorian farmers' markets provide an opportunity...

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