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BIODYNAMIC FARMING: WHAT IS IT & DOES IT YIELD BETTER PRODUCE?

What is biodynamic farming?

Biodynamic farming is a type of agriculture – similar to organic farming (where food is grown without synthetic chemicals).

The Biodynamic Association describes the biodynamic way as “a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition.”

In a nutshell, the biodynamic farming culture can be described as follows:

  • It refers...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: WHITE HEN

Sweet pies and tarts baked with sisterly love

White Hen pies, tarts and delicious desserts are customer favourites – after all, who doesn’t love good ol’ homemade country sweets or a fresh donut made onsite in front of you?

Their yummy fruit pies vary with the seasons to ensure customers are getting the freshest, sweetest apples, rhubarb,  and blueberries.

The White Hen chocolate and hazelnut tart is as popular as...

BARONGAROOK PORK – NOW TAKING TWILIGHT MARKET PRE-ORDERS

If you are looking to whip up a memorable Christmas feast to outdo last year’s creation and have all your guests raving about how great a cook you are, you should consider Barongarook Pork.

They are joining us at the Golden Plains Twilight Market this December and we couldn’t be happier!

Based just outside of Colac, Barongarook Pork is arguably one of the region’s finest pork producers (Christmas breakfast, lunch and dinner would certainly be amped up a notch...

LITTLE MISS MERINGUE – THE SWEET TOOTH GURU!

Christmas is one of the best times of year to spoil yourself and others with indulgent sweet treats – and if they’re handmade, beautiful to look at and great-tasting, what more could you ask for in a festive treat?

Little Miss Meringue, headed by Lorelle and Keryn from the Bellarine, will be joining our first ever Golden Plains Twilight Market in December with an impressive array of meringue kisses, macarons, cupcakes, fruit curds and more.

They are famous in...

LA MADRE MAGNIFICENCE

La Madre Bakery is an award-winning premier artisan bakery, based in Geelong, well-known for their delicious handmade sourdough breads and rolls, sweet baked goods, granola and more

. … And they’re joining us at our inaugural Golden Plains Twilight Market this December!

This means, just days before Christmas, you can stock up on freshly baked treats – perfect accompaniments to your festive feasts.

La Madre uses more traditional baking...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: AUSSIE OGGIE PASTIES

Award-winning Ballarat pasty-makers Aussie Oggie Pasty Co. are joining the Market line-up – and we’re excited!

Aussie Oggie’s golden-baked pasties come in lots of flavours: Cornish, Veggie, Steak n’ Stout, Big Breakfast, Parmi, Apple & Cinnamon and more. As you can see, their pasties range from traditional through to boutique savoury, with sweet flavours adding even more variety to the mix.

Owner-operator Kieran King is a qualified chef with thirty years’...

WHAT IS A ‘VEGAN’ AND WHY YOUR KIDS MIGHT WANT TO BE ONE?

We all know that vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry but what is a vegan?

In addition to being vegetarian, vegans do not eat or use animal products or animal by-products such as eggs, dairy, honey, leather, fur, silk and wool. This also includes cosmetics and soaps derived from animal products.

Why be vegan?

Many young people today are hyper-aware of our world’s environmental issues and growing population, as well as the need to...

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