VHFM Stallholders Saturday’s Market June 13th

Could be a tad chilly tomorrow, bit windy too, not sure why that happens on a Saturday when the entire week has been still!

Anyway, our stallholders tomorrow will be:

  • From the Grain
  • Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries
  • Feather & Peck,
  • Con and Harry
  • Anna’s Homestyle Baking
  • TheCoffee Stall including Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company
  • Victor Fish
  • Virgara’s Garden

Please remember to keep 1.5m apart, social distancing is still in place.

8.00am till 12.30pm

Great market for you for this June long weekend!

We have a pretty good market for you for this June long weekend.

Gerard will be there with his great range of soft and hard goats cheeses, Lilyarra Cheeses.

And Gill is finally back at Southern Fleurieu Flora, with a good range of local plants, and others that grow well across our area. Only her third market since she was on Gardening Australia late last August!

There will be a full update of stallholders on Friday.

And of course, we still need to keep 1.5m apart!

Stallholders for Saturday’s Market 30th May, 2020

Stallholders for tomorrow are Lilyarra Cheeses, Con and Harry, Gina’s Kitchen & Field BerriesFeather & Peck, The Coffee Stall including Fleurieu Milk And Yoghurt CompanyFrom the GrainAnna’s Homestyle Baking, Virgara’s Garden, H Kouzina Mas (savoury only), Garden candyChocoliqueStrout Farm and VICTORFISH is back this week.

Southern Fleurieu Flora will be back next Saturday on the long weekend.
Social distancing restrictions still apply, another case this week, so we can’t let our guard down.

8.00am till 12.30pm

Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries – a one stop shop!

Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries is almost a one stop shop!

Gala, Pink Lady, Granny Smith and Fuji apples. Her famous pasties and pies, and her great range of sweet pies, cakes, biscuits, vanilla slices and cream puffs!

Two tasty soups, so healthy, and a great range of freshly picked veggies.

Then of course there are all Gina’s jams, sauces, honey and cordials! And Gina and Matt’s smiling faces 😁.

And all our other stalls too, shopping with social distancing in mind all the time.

8.00am till 12.30pm

Pine mushrooms, Greek delicacies, plus much more!

Stunning morning here! Still, sunny, just perfect.😁

Just look at these Fresh pine mushrooms Brent and Courtney have at the Coffee Stall. Not just gorgeous to look at, but tasty, keep their shape, great in stews and casseroles.

Dora and Bona at H Kouzina Mas have Cabbage Rolls, this great looking Spinach & Cheese Pie (great tasting too), plus their other range of sweet and savoury Greek delicacies.

Social distancing restrictions are still in place, so please continue to follow them as you all have been doing so well.
8.00am till 12.30pm

Virgara’s Garden has freshly pressed extra virgin Olive Oil

Francesco at Virgara’s Garden has their freshly pressed extra virgin Olive Oil back at tomorrow’s market.

Other stallholders will be Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries, From the Grain, Feather & Peck, Con and Harry, Anna’s Homestyle Baking, Lilyarra Cheeses, Chocolique, H Kouzina Mas, VICTORFISH, Strout Farm, the Coffee Stall including Fleurieu Milk And Yoghurt Company, Garden candy, and Kangaroo Island Living Honey will be with us again this week.

The small lifting in Covid-19 restrictions in SA at this stage haven’t affected the restrictions we’ve had in place at the market for some weeks.

So it’s still, shop & go, single shoppers preferred, no families.

Select your produce with a bag, if you touch it, you buy it.

Social distancing of 1.5m is still very important. It’s easy to feel more relaxed now, but we need to still maintain these restrictions.

If you meet friends and want to chat, please move out of the market area to do so to allow freedom of movement. We’ve come so far, and done so well, to have the market closed down now, or a lot of people and the market fined would be devastating. And of course Covid-19 hasn’t gone away.

8.00am till 12.30pm tomorrow morning.

Con and Harry are back & orange is the new colour!

Orange is the new colour at the market! Con and Harry are back with mandarins, Navel oranges and persimmons, plus all their other fantastic range of fruit and veg. Great to see their smiling faces, please remember, one person per couple at their stall, pick up the produce by a bag, if you touch it you buy it.

Gorgeous chrysanthemums at Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries, poppies at the Coffee Stall.

So many other terrific choices for Mother’s Day presents, all made or grown with love 💕.

Nothing came from yesterday’s announcements that changes our Covid-19 Social distancing restrictions that have been in place for weeks now. Thank you for continuing to observe them.

8.00am till 12.30pm.

Lots of Goodies for Mother’s Day at Saturday’s market!

Lots of Goodies from Chocolique and Anna’s Homestyle Baking for Mother’s Day for you at tomorrow’s market.

Other stalls will have things too. Or what about Membership of the Market if she’s becoming a regular?

Stallholders for tomorrow are the two mentioned above, Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries (they’ll have chysanthemums), Feather & PeckH Kouzina Mas (savoury only), From the Grain, The Coffee Stall, with Fleurieu Milk And Yoghurt Company products, Garden candy (herbs for Mum?), Virgara’s Garden, Strout FarmVICTORFISH and yes, Con and Harry are back! Lilyarra Cheeses is coming fortnightly now.

Please remember that there has been no easing of Covid-19 restrictions as effects the market, so shop & go, single shoppers prefferred, no families, maintain social distancing at all times, and if you touch it you buy it.

8.00am till 12.30pm, see you tomorrow.

Brent’s Blog #1 Planting Out (Growing your own food)

Planting Out:  (Growing your own food)

During these troubled and unprecedented times it is interesting to note the rush for vegetable seedlings and seed. However, it is sad to see to people buying the wrong varieties. Pumpkin, tomato, beans and corn will not grow at this time of year. They need to be planted in late spring, early summer.

Autumn is a good time to plant certain varieties which will yield within 6 to 8 weeks. The soil is warm and we are still experiencing 11 hours of sunshine. So, it’s time to get busy.

Day 1: Prepare your soil. Peg out a patch of 3 metres x 4 metres & dig through. Removing weeds, rocks etc. Apply some blood & bone and (Rapid Raiser*) these are both organic. If your soil is poor add some complete mineral mix. Rake through and water well.

Day 2: Plant radish seed, bok choy seed, hakurei (Japanese turnip) beetroot seed or seedlings. Seed tapes (Yates*) are a good idea, the seed is nicely spaced on the paper tape. The radishes, bok choy and hakurei will be ready to begin harvesting within 6 to 8 weeks, the beetroot 4 weeks later. Water in well and water daily depending upon the weather.

Day 7: Your seedlings will begin to emerge in nice neat rows. It is important to keep the weeds down and keep your seedlings moist. In a few weeks they will toughen up. You can start to give your plants a liquid fertilizer using a watering can. If you have the space you can plant climbing peas, snow peas and sugar snap peas. Add a bit of dolomite to the soil, these legumes like sweet soil. You will need to make a trellis or some pyramids for the peas to climb up on. 

The reason for climbing peas is that they are easier to pick and less prone to mildew.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention… silverbeet or rainbow chard. It is the vegetable that continues to give & it will keep going during the depth of winter. The more you pick, the more you get. Seedlings are hard to get, so you might need to start with seed. Use as you would for spinach. It contains great nutritional values. Think veg lasagne, quiche, spanakopita, canneloni etc.

Gardening is a great activity for the entire family and it will keep you (and your family) fed for months.