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WINNERS!

The Golden Plains Farmers' Market was announced as the 2017 Geelong Business Excellence Awards winner in the ‘Tourism and Hospitality’ category.

This award recognises the Market’s value as a tourism destination – a hospitable and entertaining place for visitors and locals.

Up against some of Geelong’s best, our monthly Market came out on top! Congratulations to our stallholders for helping make our Farmers’ Market as great as it is.

Congrats also to all...

‘Cooks Treat’ yourself!

Renata Oeldrich is the founder and owner of Cooks Treat, a Bannockburn-based business and regular Farmers’ Market stallholder who whips up delicious sauces, rubs, dressings and condiments.

Cooks Treat’s goal is to create great-tasting, home-style food for the family (and trust us, Renata’s take-home accompaniments are indeed delicious!). What is particularly wonderful about the Cooks Treat range, is how it encourages everyday families to get back into home-cooked...

GOLDEN PLAINS TWILIGHT MARKET – DATE ANNOUNCED!

Golden Plains Shire Council is delighted to announce that it will launch its first ever Twilight Market on Thursday 21 December on the corner of High and Milton Streets, Bannockburn, 4.00pm – 9.00pm.

The Golden Plains Twilight Market is an extension of the popular monthly Farmers’ Market, but with some exciting additions! The Market will feature farm-fresh produce, fine crafts and local artwork, live music, a craft beer and wine bar, fast food vans and fun for the...

Braised brussel sprouts with herbs

Brussel sprouts are classed as a ‘Brassica’ vegetable and are highly regarded for their nutritional value. They are high in both fibre and vitamin C. They also contain nutrients with anticancer properties!

Boost your immunity and warm up for the last days of winter with this tasty, healthy, gluten-free recipe—you can stock up at the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market on Saturday 5 August.

Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon...

What’s good in August!

How lucky are we to be able to access farm-fresh food? The Golden Plains Farmers’ Market seeks to increase local people’s access to nutritious, quality and locally grown produce, and give the region’s farmers and growers an opportunity to sell directly to customers. Here’s what’s in-season at the moment… take note and make the most of the winter bounty at our August market.

Fruit

Cumquats, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, nashi, olives, oranges, rhubarb,...

STALLHOLDER OF THE MONTH: LEIGHGROVE OLIVES

Premium olive oil from Golden Plains’ very own Leigh Valley

Leighgrove Olives is a boutique olive oil producer, 100% family owned and operated by Yvonne and Grant White. The family’s 4,500-tree olive grove and Farmgate Olive Shop is located in Golden Plains Shire’s Inverleigh, just 26km west of Geelong (talk about local!).

Yvonne and Grant are dedicated to producing first-rate, flavoursome extra virgin olive oil as well as an...

Social Media Marketing Manual

This manual has been developed by Golden Plains Shire Council for Golden Plains Farmers’ Market stallholders, as a tool for those who would like to market themselves effectively on social media.

Exploring the power of social media, why and how it is important as a marketing and communications tool, and how to optimise social media effectiveness, this manual is provided to support business owners—to build their skills and confidence in promoting their enterprise.

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