Stallholder story: Freshwater Creek Garlic

Established in 2010, Freshwater Creek Garlic is a family-owned farming business based in Freshwater Creek, just out of Geelong. Owners John and Sarah Olliff produce early green, single bulb, bunched and plaited garlic. Their produce is organic, farm-fresh and delicious—so great, in fact, they were awarded ‘Gold’ in the Melbourne Fine Foods Awards in 2016.

Italian Late garlic – versatile and long-lasting

Freshwater Creek Garlic grows the garlic variety Italian...

Stallholder of the Month: Ameet’s Homestyle Curries

Ameet, owner/operator of Ameet's Home Style Curries is originally from the UK, where he started out in computer science.

Luckily for us, Ameet eventually realised his heart was in making authentic Indian sauces!

Ameet's curry treats incorporate authentic Indian flavours and various unique combinations of spices – ginger, onion, tomato puree, bay leaves, cashew nuts, coconut milk, mango, lime leaves, fennel and fenugreek… just to name a few. Not only that, all of Ameet’s sauces...

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...


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