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STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: DEVOUR CHOCOLATE

Sweet, sweet deliciousness

Even though some of you might not be able to even look at chocolate (after a big, delicious Easter), there is no such thing as too much chocolate to the chocolate-lover (and we know there is certainly no shortage of them!).

Golden Plains Farmers’ Market stallholder, Devour chocolate, owned and operated by expert chocolatier Laura van den Bogaard...

BANNOCKBURN HEART UPDATE

Farmers' Market site to be transformed

The Bannockburn Heart is a visionary project that will create a vibrant community space in the centre of Bannockburn that will include a revitalisation the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market site. Market-goers can look forward to a more family-friendly and visually attractive space with a play space, paved plaza, garden beds and much, much more. When complete, stage one...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: CARAVAN EGGS

Nothing beats farm-fresh eggs!

Caravan Eggs is based in 'Jaskro Park' in Dundonnell, South West Victoria, and the Golden Plains Farmers' Market is lucky to have them on board. Caravan Eggs are not only delicious, they are also the only eggs sold at our Market.

Founded by the Warner family in 2015 with a dream to produce 'truly free range eggs', Caravan Eggs is now known as a quality egg producer in the region. This...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: MOORABOOL VALLEY WILD FLOWERS

Super fella with super flowers!

Regular Market-goers would be familiar with Moorabool Valley Wildflowers and owner/operator John Tantau. The popular and colourful stall, offering gorgeous native flowers, was one of Golden Plains Farmers' Market's first stallholders!

John is one of our Market's friendliest faces;  he is known as a top bloke, always greeting Market visitors with a smile, giving helpful advice about his...

Make your own sauerkraut and boost your microbiome

How our digestive system relates to our health and wellbeing is a current hot debate topic. Some scientists claim that our gut bacteria can affect our mood, state of mental health, weight and even our resistance to infection.

Correspondingly, there is now an abundance of probiotic products available for sale across the country, including products containing live bacteria and yeasts.  But did you know it’s actually very inexpensive and easy to make your own fermented products at...

Golden Plains Twilight Market a hit

The first Golden Plains Twilight Market attracted around 3,000 patrons on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Proudly sponsored by Powershop and Bannockburn and District Connected Communities, a record number of visitors and around 50 stalls filled the market site in the heart of Bannockburn, transforming the space into a plaza of produce, people, crafts, cocktails, family fun and fabulous tunes.

An extension of the popular award-winning Farmers’ Market held every month, the Golden...

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...

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