Welcome to the resumption of the VHFM Newsletter. Good things take time!

VHFM September Newsletter
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Welcome to the resumption of the VHFM Newsletter. It’s been a while. Good things take time to bubble away and develop their character though, just like those delicious White Goat camembert style cheeses that form from the soft goat curd over five to six weeks. By the time Gerard has them for sale at Lilyarra Artisan Cheeses at the market they have matured to perfection. Hopefully the big gap in Newsletter production has the same effect!

South Australian Country Women’s Association Victor Harbor Evening Branch

The South Australian Country Women’s Association Inc (SACWA) Victor Harbor Evening Branch will be here at the Victor Harbor Farmers Market  Saturday 12th September 8am-12pm. They are all about friendship, learning new skills & helping our local community and meet 2nd Wednesday each month @ 7.30pm, CWA Hall.

The SACWA  has been serving the community since 1929. They are not for profit, non party political and non sectarian. The organisation is made up of volunteers who work to promote the welfare and conditions of life for women and children, of all ages, whether in the city or country.

Their slogan is ‘Sharing And Caring With Action’. Sharing involves service and the giving of time, talents, efforts and finance. What is given in service is the road to what is gained personally. Caring involves friendship, tolerance and understanding of others.

The provision of welfare is important to SACWA, and they feel that social issues need constant monitoring and lobbying at local, state and federal levels. They also believe that education is continuous, heritage skills and history are worth preserving and leisure activities enhance the quality of life.

Fleurieu FM thanks the Victor Harbor Farmers Market

Fleurieu FM thanks the Victor Harbor Farmers Market for allowing us to broadcast from the market today 9am to noon.

As you can see, we had to compete with the alpacas for attention but had a good time and successfully used our new outside broadcasting equipment for the first time.

Great to meet up with the stallholders, especially station sponsor Neil at VICTORFISH.

Watch out for more outside broadcasts as part of our connection with the Fleurieu community.

Stallholders doing last minute setup for today’s market

It looks empty now, everyone’s madly doing last minute setup.

And Fleurieu FM are setting up in the Rotunda.

It will fill up soon as you all start arriving to do your weekly shopping, get your free range eggs from Feather & Peck, your fresh, fresh fruit and veg from Virgara’s Garden, Con and Harry Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries or The Coffee Stall! What choices!

Chocolate, cakes and delicious baked treats from ChocoliqueH Kouzina Mas, @Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries and Anna’s Homestyle Baking.

Savoury pies, pasties and Greek meals from the Coffee Stall, H Kouzina Mas, Gina’s Kitchen again!
Amazing goats cheeses at Lilyarra Artisan Cheeses, great seafood from VICTORFISH and delicious almonds from Strout Farm.

Breads of all sorts, hand made pastas, pizza bases at @From the Grain, Coffee and Fleurieu Milk And Yoghurt Company products from the Coffee stall.

Then go and see Southern Fleurieu Flora for native plants and Garden candy for herbs, veggie seedlings and succulents.
Phew! I think I covered just about everything!

8.00am till 12.30pm

Many Stallholders tomorrow & Fleurieu FM broadcasting live

We have so many stalls coming tomorrow it was easier to do this with a photo than do lots of separate ones!
And don’t forget Fleurieu FM will be broadcasting live from the Rotunda in the morning!

Southern Fleurieu Flora is back for their monthly stall, Gill has some really nice stock. H Kouzina Mas will be there, hot donuts, yum! Strout Farm are there, stock up on your favourite almond products, and Lilyarra Artisan Cheeses will be there.

VICTORFISH are back, Con and Harry will be there of course, as will Feather & PeckFrom the Grain, Francesco at Virgara’s Garden, Chocolique, The Coffee Stall, including Fleurieu Milk And Yoghurt Company products, Gina’s Kitchen & Field BerriesAnna’s Homestyle Baking and Garden candy.

The weather is looking pretty good, so I think we’re going to have a great morning.
8.00am till 12.30pm

Fleurieu FM will be broadcasting live Saturday

Fleurieu FM will be broadcasting live from the Rotunda at this Saturday’s market. Exciting!

And being the first Saturday of the month Southern Fleurieu Flora are back, and we’ll also have Strout Farm, Lilyarra Artisan Cheeses and H Kouzina Mas.

Check back in on Friday for the full list of stallholders.

VHFM want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Markets will run as usual every Saturday through the holidays including Saturday 21st December, which will be our Christmas market!

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas
and Joyous New Year!

VHFM Raises Funds for Important Projects

Victor Harbor Farmer's Market raises funds for important projects

Victor Harbor Farmer's Market raises funds for important projects

The Victor Harbor Farmer's Market is looking forward to a solid summer season. Winter can be bleak, but due to a loyal band of customers and stallholders they continue to keep a tradition going that has been going for 11 years in December.

Seven stallholders have been part of the Victor Harbor Farmer's Market (VHFM) since it inception.

The VHFM is a not-for-profit incorporated association and has donated $9900 in the 2018/19 financial year to groups who need assistance.

HELPED START IT: Brenton Tamblyn was the first manager of the Victor Harbor Farmer's Market in December 2008.

The inaugural manager of the VHFM Brenton Tamblyn remembers proudly the origins of the market and the amount of money it has donated to key groups.

"The market offers something different in produce and it is a community with an identity of its own. Initially it was established by the City of Victor Harbor and with this support we have created a special service to the community," Brenton said.

"Over the 11 years, the market has donated significantly to charities and the community, in particular to groups like the Salvation Army, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Bradley's House, the Community Garden and schools in the region."

Brenton has always been a constant at the market and runs a stall each Saturday morning from 8am to 12.30pm. Like all stallholders, Brenton is there rain, hail or shine.

"We put growers and producers directly in touch with customers and Grosvenor Gardens really does come alive each Saturday," he said.

"The place is full of character and we are a family. I would like to give credit to former chair of the VHFM Jane Williams. She is a passionate foodie, very generous and well liked. It is what the market is about."

Southern Fleurieu Flora on Gardening Australia!

The weather on Saturday looks like being beautiful, just right for gardening!

A year ago Sophie Thomson and the Gardening Australia TV crew filmed the garden of our stallholders Gill and John Muller from Southern Fleurieu Flora.

It’s going to be on Gardening Australia this Friday, 30/8, ABC 2 at 7.30pm, part of their spring show.

So have a look, then pop in and see if Gill is still standing after the nervous 12 month wait! She’ll have plenty of tubestock for sale, after all it is spring on Sunday!

Click here for the interview with Gill!