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RUSHNOT GARLIC

Quick!  Don’t miss out on new season local garlic.

Welcome to February and our first market for 2017!  The growing season has been a strange one – tomatoes delayed in their growth phases, early strawberries and then a break (they’re back now), capers and caperberries all over the place with their harvest.  We’ve had heat – both dry and humid, we’ve had cold (snow on our surrounding mountains only days ago) and everything in between.  Who knows what these weather patterns are going to do to local and regional food production?

blueberries

We’ve been raiding our blueberry bush at home – and we’re excited that Blueberry Haven Blueberries will be with us on Saturday!

Our February market brings all of your favourite stallholders back – with a few extra “seasonal specials” thrown in.

The team at Long Lane Capers won’t be with us this month, but Rowie says that they will be trying their very best to be back again in March.  The season hasn’t done the harvest any favours – but that’s ok because we’ll have capers when they’re good and ready!

We’re excited by news from Howes Creek Farm – their long awaited Farm Gate shop is nearly ready to open.  Jacqui and Matt have been planning this one since they started farming a few years ago.  Join them on Saturday 4th March from 8.30am (official opening at 10am) to have a look, taste some of their delicious goodies, wander around the farm and also see some other familiar market faces who are going to be there to support them.  The Farm Gate will then be open every week Thursday – Sunday.  Catch up for a chat at the market (and some breakfast) this weekend.

February Stallholders (correct as at 21/02/2017)

  1. Aintree Almonds
  2. Blueberry Haven
  3. Boonderoo Farm – Bread & pies
  4. Delatite Special Occasions
  5. Gary’s veggies
  6. Greg’s Seedlings
  7. Greta Valley Free Range Eggs
  8. Howes Creek Farm – terrines / pate / sausages AND breakfast stall
  9. Jedda’s Garden
  10. Jillicious – cakes and preserves
  11. KNM Berries
  12. Locheilan Cheese – last market!  Bruce and Sue are retiring 🙂
  13. Long Lane Capers – back in March
  14. Mansfield Ice-cream
  15. Maindample Imperial Fudge
  16. Mojo Muesli
  17. Ninn’s Pantry (including King Valley Dairy)
  18. Northern Slopes Plantation
  19. Pasta Adele
  20. Plaster painting – back in March
  21. Red Elk
  22. RenMar Chocolates – too hot!
  23. Ros Ritchie Wines
  24. Ross Tomatoes – back in March
  25. Rushnot Garlic
  26. Social Bandit Brewing
  27. The Produce Store – coffee
  28. Tolmie Gold Saffron
  29. Tolmie plants
  30. Tolpuddle Cheese
  31. Turkish Star Bread
howes creek farm

Farm Gate opening Saturday 4th March