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October 2016: Local Food Events in and around Ballarat

We’re all waiting for the weather to warm up, and many of us are getting our veggie gardens started for the summer.  Here are some local food events to get you out and about...

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Your Seasonal Fruit and Veg Guide for August 2016

Here’s what’s in season this month. Vegetables: Beetroot Broad beans Broccoli Brussel sprouts Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Celeriac Celery Daikon Fennel Jerusalem Artichoke Kale Kohlrabi Leek Lettuce Onions Parsley Parsnip Potatoes Rhubarb Silverbeet Snow peas...

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The Local, Ballarat’s new locavore eatery

The Local, on Lydiard Street North, is one of a crop of new cafes in Ballarat that feature local produce front and centre.  I sat down with Tracey Simmonds, the cafe’s owner, to ask...

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Seasonal Fruit and Veg Guide for July 2016

After a slow start, winter has well and truly settled in.  This month’s seasonal produce is much the same as June’s. Eat your greens! Check out our post about brassicas – a huge family...

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Zed & Co Free Range Farms

“The pigs were squealing, the kids were squealing, my husband was squealing at me to watch the road!” Marnie Zielinski’s journey as a local meat producer didn’t start out auspiciously. Ballarat born and bred,...