Saturday FEB 25th

10am Bree May
Cooking Demonstration

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8am - 12.00  –  Farmer Darcy’s Travelling Farm (Petting Farm)

8am - 12.00 – Children’s Colouring in Competition. All entries in by 12.00pm

8am - 12.00 – Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt for Children.
All entries in by 12.00pm

8am - 12.00 – Free Face Painting with Make You Smile Face Painting

8am - 12.30 – Farmers' Market Kids Mosaic Animal Art

8am - 12.30  – Victor Harbor City Council Agricultural & Careers Site

Bree May on 25th February

So excited to announce that we will have Bree May doing a cooking demonstration at our ‘I Choose SA’ farmers market day on Saturday February 25th.

After winning My Kitchen Rules in 2014 Bree has been unstoppable and currently has a residency at the Adelaide Central Market with her wicked sauce line.

She is a blogger, public speaker, writer, ambassador and most importantly a food lover! My favourite words from Bree are “life’s too short for fake butter, cheese and people.”

We will have Bree kicking off at 10am using local market produce and cooking up of course, something delicious!

Choose SA – 25th February

BreeMay_smJoin us as we celebrate the ‘I Choose SA Farmers’ Market Weekend’ on February 25th. Enjoy our delicious local produce, some fabulous family activities and local music in the heart of Victor Harbor.

South Australian Produce is some of the best in the world. Each time you choose SA, you’re supporting our local producers, and having a positive impact on the future of our State.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements over the coming weeks of the free activities we will have available on the day including cooking demonstration by “Bree May”!

8th Birthday Celebrations – 10th December

birthdaypdf2016Our 8th Birthday Celebration!

Saturday 10th December …

KIDS SUCCULENT PLANTING THROUGH THE MORNING |
FACE PAINTING | MATT JORGENSEN BUSKING |
ENCOUNTER LUTHERN COLLEGE CHOIR approx 10.30am |
FOOD STALLS | MUSIC | BIRTHDAY CAKE  approx 11am

Please join us in the fun!

 

Francesco Virgara Interview – October 2016

Q: How long have you been at the Victor Harbor Farmers Market?

A: With the Victor Harbor Farmers Market? Since the 1st day, nearly eight years. We have been with Willunga for about 13 years and Adelaide Farmers Market since their first days.

Q: Where are you from? And how long have you been in Australia?

A: South Calabria Italy. I have been here since 2000. I came for a holiday to visit family 25 years ago and now I live here.

Q: Where do you live on the Fleurieu Peninsula?

A: Aldinga.

Q: What is your favourite thing to grow?

A: That is hard to answer. Cauliflower, there are lots of different ones, white, Romanesco, purple. People don’t believe but everyone can grow it but only very few people can grow it well.

Q: I have to ask even though I think the answer will be obvious but what is your favourite season?

A: Spring! Of course! I’m busy planting in the garden. Spring is like being a teenager.

Q: What is your favourite food and your favourite place to eat in South Australia?

A: Fish, shellfish! And Salvatore Pepe is my favourite chef. His restaurant is Pepe Cucina. The best.

Q: What are you most proud of in your garden?

A: I’m proud of everything when they’re coming good. When you grow something you do the best you can and put everything into it so when it comes good, I am very proud. When something doesn’t work in my garden, do not come near me! It makes me so cross!

Q:  Lastly Francesco, what is your favourite thing about the Victor Harbor Farmers Market?

A: It has the most friendly environment. What I like is the relationship between stall holders and our customers. Everyone likes everyone.

 
 
You can find Francesco at his stall ‘Virgara’s Garden’ selling beautiful seasonal vegetables every Saturday morning rain, hail or shine.
Try and get in early though as Francesco has a reputation for selling out!

Monthly Member’s Competition

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It’s October starting this Saturday, can you believe it! That means you have five, count that, five opportunities this month to enter into our Member’s Only Monthly Competition.

Just flash your membership card and jot your name and phone number down for your chance to win a $50 market voucher.

So, don’t forget to get your entries in for your chance to win.
See Lea at the Membership stand!

Childhood Cancer Association Fundraising Day

cca_logoChildhood Cancer Association Fundraising Day

October 8th, 2016

On Saturday the 8th, we will see the market engaging in our very first Childhood Cancer Association Fundraising Day. The market currently supports Bradley’s House in Victor Harbor, which is a respite property provided to families impacted by childhood cancer. We thought we’d go further and have a special fundraising day. So, bring the kids to market to take part of succulent planting. There will be a face painter as well as fantastic music. Many of our amazing stallholders will be donating some of their profits, so the more you buy on the day the more we raise. Please come along  to market and help us do something great!

Fleurieu Food Olive Awards Dinner

punterspickFleurieu Food Olive Awards Dinner
Sponsored by Peats Soil & Garden Supplies

Now in their 13th year, the Olive Awards have advanced the reputation of Fleurieu Peninsula as a premium region for olives and olive oil. For your opportunity to attend the Awards Dinner and be part of supporting this wonderful Fleurieu industry, see below for venue and ticket details.

Date & Time: Friday 7th October at 7pm
Venue: Primo Estate Wines, McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale
Cost: $72.50 per head for a three course dinner, wine & beer

Bookings are essential by Monday 3rd October for catering purposes.
Please book through Eventbrite or contact Pip Forrester on pipforrester@westnet.com.au or call 0414 530 386.

Punter’s Pick for the Fleurieu Olive Awards

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Saturday October 1st, 2016

This Saturday the market is jam packed as we will be hosting the Punter’s Pick for the Fleurieu Olive Awards. The awards are an annual event designed to assist in the development of regional distinction for varieties predominantly grown on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

So have your say on Saturday as to who boasts the best olives on the Fleurieu.