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!

July is Plastic Free Month – ONYA

As you know July is Plastic Free Month. The Victor Harbor Farmers Market Committee is very keen to help towards the Market becoming as plastic free as possible, and to help you in your homes too.

We will be selling these brilliant ONYA products at the Membership Stall as soon as they arrive! Hopefully this Saturday, but unfortunately looking at the tracking of the parcel delivery it may not be until the following Saturday.

The Produce bags are made from recycled plastic drink bottles, and weigh so little you just put your produce straight into them, onto the scales, then home into the fridge. And because they “breathe” produce will last longer. In little pouches of green, red or purple, they come in 5 or 8 bag packs.

And finally, compostable bin liners! 36L bags, 25 on a roll.

Other sizes and products are available, John will have a catalogue that you can look through, and maybe place an order with him.

Members will receive a very generous initial discount of 20% on all products, non members pay full retail prices.

So fingers crossed we’ll have these products available on Saturday, if not, definitely the following Saturday, 19/7.

Exciting!

Childhood Cancer
Bradley’s Place

Did you know that since 2016 the Victor Harbor Farmers Market has been giving every family that stays at Bradley’s Place $50 in market vouchers, plus market membership for the day?

These families are staying at Bradley’s Place in Inman Valley on respite, whilst dealing with childhood cancer.

Before the Market took over donating the vouchers Neil from VICTORFISH had been donating his own for a number of years.

They get 10 $5 vouchers, so they can use them all at one stall, or spread them around. As well as the 10% discount the membership provides.

A lovely way of helping these families, and introducing them to one of Saturday’s must visits in Victor Harbor.

Faces and Food of the Fleurieu Stallholder Interviews

Interviews with the stallholders featured in the new book "Faces and Food of the Fleurieu" ...

Faces & Food of the Fleurieu author Rojina McDonald will be at the Victor Harbor Farmers Market this Saturday with copies of her new book to sell. Come and meet the author, buy a book, have your book signed, and buy produce from three of the "Faces" featured in the book, Gina's Kitchen & Field Berries, Matchett Productions and Francesco Virgara's Vegatables and olive oil.

Faces & Food of the Fleurieu Saturday 10th November

Faces & Food of the Fleurieu author Rojina McDonald will be at the Victor Harbor Farmers Market this Saturday 10th November with copies of her new book to sell.

Come and meet the author, buy a book, have your book signed, and buy produce from three of the “Faces” featured in the book, Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries, Matchett Productions and Francesco Virgara’s Vegatables and olive oil.

Look forward to seeing you at the Market 8am – 12.30pm!

Photo by Josie Withers.

 

Victor Harbor Farmers Market donates to Drought Appeal

The Victor Harbor Farmers Market is teaming with Victor Harbor Salvation Army to donate  $5,000  towards the Eyre Peninsula drought appeal.

“Drought is one of the greatest challenges our farmers and producers face, and if we as a Farmers Market Committee can support our famers in any way during these difficult times we will” said Jane Williams, Committee.

“It’s time we gave back a little to our farmers, especially when they need it most,” added Moira Jenkins of the Victor Harbor Farmers Market committee. Moira highlighted that the economic and mental health impacts of the drought cannot be underestimated.  “We depend on our farmers and our producers every day to grow the food that we all enjoy. We really must all step up to the plate and help,” she said.

Major Howard Trendall thanked the Farmers Market Committee and said that the money donated by the Farmers Market will be going directly to the farmers in need through the Victor Harbor Salvation Army Drought Appeal.

The money donated has come from all of the stall holders at the VH Farmers Market, as well as from the Farmers Market Committee. “Because the market is now totally run and managed by volunteers, we can now afford to donate any extra funds we have to worthy causes”, said Neil Hosking from the Farmers Market Committee.

“The VH Farmers Market has been making regular donations  to Bradley’s House, supporting families who have children with cancer through market food vouchers.  While we know that farmers in the Eastern Sates are severely impacted by the drought, farmers closer to home are also selling their stock and buying in feed for them as the need for rain reaches a crisis point.”

“The Victor Harbor Farmers Market Committee challenges other Farmers Markets around the South Australia to also support our farmers doing it tough and match our donation.”

Any media enquiries contact Moira Jenkins 0412733453.

 

I Choose SA Farmers Market 24th February

The I Choose SA Farmers Market Weekend is back again on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February.

SA produce is some of the best in the world, and when you choose SA you’re supporting everyone who puts their time into making and growing these products locally. The SA Farmers Markets are excellent all year round, but for one weekend in February we’re helping to make them extra special.

This year we have 11 different markets involved with fun activities for the kids, cooking demonstrations at selected locations, and family entertainment to go along with their delicious seasonal produce.

Participating markets are:
Adelaide Showground Farmers Market
Adelaide Hills Farmers Market
Barossa Farmers Market
Goolwa Cittaslow Farmers Market
Kingscote Farmers’ Market – Kangaroo Island
Mount Gambier Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – Southern Barossa
Riverland Farmers’ Market
Victor Harbor Farmers Market
Willunga Farmers Market
Wirrabara Producers Market

Click here to find out what’s happening at your local market >> www.ichoosesa.com.au/safarmersmarket