Elliot Fehring’s painted ‘wheeled henhouse’ bus engages the principles of sustainability by travelling in the wake of a grazing organic dairy herd in Northern Victoria. Protected by two chicken-besotted Marema dogs, his hens produce the most delicious eggs you're likely to taste.
Biodynamic vinyard and winery run by Rob and Pauline Bryans at Avonmore near Elmore, just north of Bendigo. Grown under environmentally friendly, eco-safe methods which activate and nurture both the soil and the vines, the wines also benefit from having no chemical additives used, such as synthetic pesticides, fungicides, weedicides and fertilizers.
Fresh and marinated mushrooms; mushroom growing kits and mushroom compost (your garden will thank you!). Seriously good field mushrooms, Swiss browns, button mushrooms and more, grown in Ballarat by Monique and Tanya Lunn.
George, Pam and Jason Brajevic grow a wide range of olives on their property in Barfold, Victoria. Barfold Olives is committed to the continual improvement of growing and producing with pride, quality olive oils and olive products while respecting the land and practicing environmentally sustainable farming with minimal use of chemicals.
Black Estate Vineyard is a small, family owned business at Axe Creek, in the Bendigo region. The Black family's goal is to produce quality wines which reflect the highly concentrated and full-bodied characteristics of the region, and indeed that is what they do.
Bliss Blend Tea
Made from certified organic ingredients, Bliss Blend herbal teas are grown without the use of chemical or artificial fertilisers and pesticides. Made with Australian grown herbs, which are naturally shade dried, hand harvested and carefully processed to ensure premium quality and taste. Enjoy the taste of pure bliss!
Happy pigs make yummy pork. And judging by the flavour of Lauren & Lachlan Mathers' handcrafted smallgoods and charcuterie made on their farm in Barham, these free ranging, grass fed, English heritage Berkshire pigs are very, very happy.
In the small farming community of Marnoo in North West Victoria, Australia farmers Stephen and Tania Walter are taking clean, green organic farming to a whole new level. They’re enriching and nurturing the earth with the bio-dynamic farming approach; producing nutrient filled lentils, peas, barley, spelt and oats of premium quality.
Ian & Ruth Turpin have been breeding goats in Echuca since 2000. Lean but tender, their goat meat is seriously delicious - and good for you to boot. Choose from melt-in-your-mouth chops, cutlets and roasts to tasty sausages and innovative smallgoods.
Castlemaine Food Co
These delicious gluten-free dips, pestos, dukkahs and bliss balls are made right here in Castlemaine by Alex and Andrea Milne.
Crisp and delicious apples and pears grown at an historic farm in the apple centre of Victoria, Harcourt. Lots of great varieties.
From its earliest days Greg and Helen Miles' vineyard in Metcalfe produced outstanding wines, winning several trophies and a 5-star rating from James Halliday. The wines are entirely estate grown, produced and bottled using traditional methods - hand picked, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged for 12 months in predominantly French oak.
Made with organically home-grown citrus fruit, Country Soul Castlemaine preserves and baked goods are made right here in Castlemaine by Linda Carpenter, who believes that home made food should be natural, health-giving and delicious. And hers certainly is. She also sells gorgeous roses from her garden when in season.
The Castlemaine branch of the Country Womens Association sells delicious, home made cakes, biscuits, jams, preserves and much more. Try to resist their spread if you can! (You can't.)
Day's Walk Farm
Seasonal vegetables from a Keilor market garden: a beautifully fresh range of tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, beans, capsicum, chillies, pumpkin, herbs, beetroot, radish, okra and more as the seasons change.
A range of over a dozen different incredible chocolate truffles, made in Castlemaine by Christine Hinrichsen. It's a party in your mouth.
In India, Dhabas line the roadsides, serving fresh curries to the common man and woman. Their simple and honest authenticity is the the aim of Kyneton's Dhaba. The menu is small so that it can be as fresh and local as possible ... the beef comes from Bendigo, the lamb from Kyneton and the chicken is always free-range.
Delicious honey and honeycomb from around Harcourt, Castlemaine, Maldon and other parts of Victoria. Golden goodness from clever bees.
Real beer drinkers rejoice! Wayne and Penny Burtt brew traditional real ales in Daylesford. Full flavoured, these highly quaffable ales are based on British and early colonial Australian styles, with the motto "traditional but quirky". The best ingredients make beers of the highest quality, and so those are the ones they use.
Robyn Mensch makes Dutch baked goods, including syrup waffles (stroopwafels) and cinnamon macarons, along with steaming, fragrant Chai. Treat yourself!
Live heirloom poultry from Graeme Elshaug. Chickens, ducks, quail, songbirds and more.
In their small cheesery in Ballarat, Nardia and Andrew Keene produce a range of handmade French style white mould cheeses and fromage blanc, together with English inspired blue mould and Cheddar cheeses. Thinking global but acting local is the Goldfields Farmhouse ideology, so internationally inspired cheeses are given Central Victorian Goldfields inspired names.
Outstandingly tasty fruit, grown organically in Harcourt by award-winning orchardists, Katie and Hugh Finlay. Enjoy varieties of apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears and plums that you probably haven't tasted since childhood, if ever before. Available in three grades - premium (unblemished), firsts (minor blemishes) and seconds (suitable for cooking).
Just amazingly good garlic. No more, no less. Sold only in season, this flavorful garlic is worth the wait.
A boutique Central Victorian stud, with white suri and huacaya alpacas, coloured alpacas ranging from fawn to brown to black, all on the outskirts of Castlemaine. Experience the exciting investment and lifestyle opportunity that Surtierra can offer.
Get your fresh coffee fix here, served up by master Baristas Nigel and Rebecca. The coffee is so good that you might miss that they serve other beverages like tea, hot chocolate and cold drinks as well.
Fruit trees, large and small, grown and grafted in Redbank Victoria by Kingsley Joyce. Create your own orchard with your favourite varieties of figs, feijoas, cherries, citrus, apples, pears and stone fruit.
Carla & Anne-Marie make the best goat cheese you're ever likely to taste in Australia, just down the road on their certified organic farm in Sutton Grange. Fresh cheese, mature white mould and mature yeast rind cheeses are all made using milk from their own herd of goats. The goats are fed organic feed and free range over approximately 200 acres.
Icecream Social make small batch icecream, gelato and sorbet from fresh local ingredients in the Goldfields of Victoria, including fruit from local orchards.Made from scratch and with love, this is incredible icecream.
Ilinka Country Delights
Home cooked traditional Greek style burek, baklava, doughnuts and bagels. Freshly baked by Ilinka Stojanoski in Clarkefield, these goodies will fuel you as you shop the market.
Greg & Marg May make wine and grow vegetables at their certified organic, fourth generation family farm in Blampied. Managed using sustainable farming practices, the farm has been certified organic since 1989.
Fresh or frozen strawberries, blackberries, boysenberries, logan berries and raspberries, and of course jams from the berry farm in Wandin.Full of flavour and completely delicious.
Gentle skin care with the extraordinary properties of emu oil, traditionally used in indigenous remedies and shown in studies to have numerous benefits. Deeply penetrating, emu oil is anti-inflammatory and has high concentrations of vitamins A and E.
Greg Boldiston specialises in the rare, unusual and completely unpronounceable. His extraordinary plants are grown in Romsey, and brought to the market so you can have the most incredible garden imaginable.
Nut pastes, dukkahs and fragrant chai made by Wayne Hollis of Castlemaine. Honest, unique and natural nut based products blended with a mix of real fruit and spices.
O'Callaghan's Irish Fruit Cake is a delicately handcrafted cake laden with dried fruits from the Sunraysia district, Beechworth honey and a hint of Irish whisky. Baked for your enjoyment, these distinctively flavoured cakes are moist and subtlely textured.
Produced in Taradale by Amanda Worth from recipes developed by original owners Laima and Ron Paine, and prepared with natural and mainly locally-sourced ingredients, these traditional jams, chutneys and sauces are the stuff of local legend.
Free range, Dorper lamb raised with love, care and respect in Mathoura by Anna Kelly. Succulent and full of flavour, this meat is seriously good.
Run by the Mount Alexander LETS program, this stall has anything and everything to exchange for your seasonal gluts of fruit, veggies or any other tradable.
Lovers of the Traditional Plum Puddings no longer have to wait for December to satisfy their cravings. Karen Kelly and her team have taken Great Grandma’s recipe for the traditional Christmas pud and also jazzed it up to create their own contemporary flavours. Made right here in Castlemaine.
Baked in Trentham's historic woodfired Scotch oven, these authentic sourdough breads are leavened with a natural, wild culture of yeasts and healthy bacteria and made with the finest local ingredients. This is bread worthy of the name.
Sandor Istrella grows and harvests certified organic fruit and vegetables and organically grown potatoes and funghi.
Naturally grown on the outskirts of Bendigo by Marijke Horvath along organic principles: spray free olives and quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil in its natural form, plus infused oils.
A wide variety of certified organic seasonal vegetables, super fresh and grown by Lisa and David Tatman at their family farm in Navigators.
Joe Lam's scrumptious Yum Cha offerings such as assorted steamed and fried free-range dim sims, the well-known steamed buns, tiger prawn dumplings, spring rolls, and a range of gluten free items - all using fresh free range meats and organic ingredients.
Always a colourful stall, with juicy citrus, grapes, avocados and pistachio nuts, all grown on a family farm in Redcliffs.
Beautiful scented and unscented goat milk soaps and skin care. Made simply with no nasties, the scented range uses essential oils, while the unscented is as pure as soap can be. Treat your skin!
Hailing from Daylesford, Kylie Himmerman makes dips, soups, aiolis, salts and salad dressings, with local, fresh and seasonally foraged produce. Grab a hot soup in winter!
Rare breed beef, 100% grass fed and dry aged. Allen and Lizette Snaith breed Belted Galloway cattle in Clonbinane, Victoria using quality stud genetics. The Snaith family believes in a paddock-to-plate approach to cattle breeding, and their beef is highly sought after in Australian restaurants.
Native trees, shrubs and groundcover, as well as vegetable seedlings, all suitable for Central Victorian conditions. Lovingly raised in Heathcote by Liz Spillane and Bill Featherstone.
Bernie's Fresh Spuds
Freshly dug ptotatoes from the renowned potato growing soils of Trentham. Varieties on offer are Nicola, Pink Pontiacs and Dutch Creams.
Fresh, sweet walnuts grown in Redesdale by Hilary and Mark Jankelson, these are the sweetest nuts! Try them fresh (in or out of the shell), dry roasted or in their hand crafted Walnut & Date Roulade.
Fresh lettuces and herbs, grown hydroponically with organic nutrients and no chemical sprays in Diggers Rest by Dragi Blazevski. Includes green and red oakleaf lettuce, basil, coriander, dandelion, mint, parsley, sage, sorrel and thyme. When in season, other vegetables include cabbage, endive, kale, mizuna, silverbeet and spinach.