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Support your New Year’s resolutions – shop at the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market

There are so many reasons why shopping at the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market is a great thing to do.

The Farmers’ Market is the perfect place for you to purchase all the good, fresh foods that help promote you and your family’s health and well-being.

Shopping at the market also supports the health and wellbeing of our local community by encouraging the economic development of regional business and providing a great social outlet for both residents and visitors alike. It...

Stallholder story: I’m Not Charlie

‘I’m Not Charlie’ gourmet pickles, sauces and relishes started in April 2012. Founder, Narelle Bugg, relates the story behind the unusual business name and her business…

“I am probably a little bit different to other food businesses, as my motivation for setting up I'm Not Charlie was born out of my wish to provide our son, who has Down Syndrome, with an opportunity to lead a meaningful life away from traditional disability settings.”

“I am a self-taught baker and love to...

Food security and food sovereignty – what do they mean and what’s the difference?

If you’re interested in good food, how it’s grown and where it comes from, you may have heard the terms ‘food security’ and ‘food sovereignty’ before… but what do they really mean? Find below some information on these important terms.

Food security

The World Food Programme fights hunger on a global scale and defines food security as ‘the availability and adequate access at all times to...

Stallholder of the month: Geelong Landcare Network

We think very highly of the Geelong Landcare Network, which has been a regular volunteer-run stallholder at the Market for several years now. Here is why we love these passionate environmentalists and the work they do...

Who are they?

Established in 2003, Geelong Landcare Network is an umbrella organisation for six local Landcare groups, coordinating a broad range of activities to achieve on-ground environmental improvements in the region. The Network spans a...

THE RAW MILK DEBATE – WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

What's raw milk anyway?

Raw milk is considered 'raw' because it skips the manufacturing process of pasteurisation, which heats milk to high enough temperatures to kill pathogens that may be present due to contamination or sick cows.

The core of the debate...

Depending on who you talk to, raw milk is either a highly nutritious food, packed with good bacteria and enzymes that help stimulate the immune system, alleviate allergies, and make...

From Basque with Love

It’s hard not to love ‘From Basque with Love’ – and its wonderful, charismatic owner, Susana Corcoba!

Susana, the business woman behind Golden Plains Farmers’ Market stall, From Basque with Love, creates handmade, gourmet couscous, rices and lentils… and they are delicious (not to mention 100% natural, vegan, sourced locally as much as possible and free of E-100s – all the bad stuff).

Having grown up in Basque country, a region bordering Spain and France renowned for traditional...

JOIN FAIR FOOD WEEK 15-23 October 2016

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...

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