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Saturday’s Farmers Market

Winter brings most of us a few extra challenges.  Keeping warm is one, and standing around at a market, especially if the ground has been wet, can be a challenge for your faithful producers.

Luckily most of our stallholders are built of tough stuff and they’ll be along on Saturday morning with an amazing array of produce.

Amelia from Amber Creek Farm has a new delivery of free range pork small goods including bacon and polish sausage, perfect for adding crispiness to winter pastas and stews.

The Olive harvest is in full swing, and Andrew and Lyn from Golden Creek Olives will hopefully have time to package up some of their recent press.

Lindsay and Ethel will bring some Thorpdale spuds for the perfect winter accompaniment.

Betsy will have freshly baked sourdough, the olive loaf is delicious with soup.

Grab a few extra seedlings to nourish yourself and your garden from Silvia and Paul from Deep Creek Nursery.

If you have excess produce you can sell it from our community stall or donate it for sale with the money going to a local community group.  The proceeds from the market this month will go towards the Fish Creek Boomerang Bags group who make cloth bags for use in the town to replace single use plastic bags.  They use recycled fabric, but need to buy ink for printing their logo with a stamp for the bags. Keep your eyes peeled for some of these bags to be available at the market soon too.

Have a look around at the stalls with your winter filter on, you’ll find some things will get a whole new use over winter.

As always, you can immediately warm yourself with a coffee or hot chocolate, or some hot breakfast or brunch from the ladies from the Foster Primary School stall.

Our stallholders have been instructed not to supply single use plastic bags since the market first began, so bring along your cloth bags and confidently hand them over to be stocked with your purchases.

So rug up, put on your wet weather shoes, and come along to the Prom Country Farmers Market this Saturday from 8am-12noon in the grounds of the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre Hall, beside the Fire Station.

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