Bellarine Community Farmers Market

We have now gone live on Farmhouse Direct!

Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy quality produce from the farm as often as you like?

That’s the sentiment behind Farmhouse Direct. An initiative developed by Australia Post with the support of the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association, you now have direct access to locally produced food and products, regional delicacies and cottage-industry items every day.

Farmhouse Direct gives you the best of a farmers’ market with the convenience of quality produce delivered direct to your door.  By buying from Farmhouse Direct you are purchasing directly from the grower and the producer of your favourite foods and by doing so, you are returning money to local and regional communities.  Make sure to check the site regularly as new growers and producers are being added to the site daily.

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Reviving Old Fashioned Foods – Simply Fresh Ingredients & Low Food Miles

With the latest food trend to bring back forgotten foods, we have decided that it is time to revive some of the good old fashioned foods that we loved from our childhood.  Recipes that our grandmothers used, sourcing simply fresh ingredients, with low food miles and with absolutely no additives, fillers or preservatives.

Our take on the Scottish dish Rumbledethumps proved extremely popular last winter, so popular in fact that we turned them into Rumble tarts for the summer.  Our original philosophy with this dish was to come up with something that included the ‘5 a day’ vegetables.  Well we exceeded ourselves, it contains 8!

This year we are happy to announce that we are introducing the ‘Homity Pie’.  A simply delicious pie that has proved a hit with vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Homity Pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie.  Made with potatoes, onions, cheese, a hint of garlic and herbs, it has a history that dates back to WW2, when Land Girls working under rationing restrictions made pies from vegetables that were easily available in the fields.  The origin of the name of this dish is unknown, it is believed that the word ‘homity’ was made up for the pie  –  probably a local expression relating to rationing.

A little later in the autumn/winter months we will be introducing our take on another Scottish dish, Skirlie Mirlie  –  stay tuned!

Another amazing Farmers’ Market at Ocean Grove!

Last month was fantastic, sold out in an hour and a half.  This month it was truly amazing, taking twice the stock and selling out in two hours!  The customers at the Bellarine Community Farmers’ Market at Ocean Grove appear to be loving their new market and we love going there, nice venue,  lovely friendly people  –  we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 24th March!

PS   We promise to bring even more stock next time!

Complete Sell Out!

What a fabulous first market at the Bellarine Community Farmers’ Market!  Many thanks to Sally for organising such a fantastic little market and the Ocean Grove people for their welcome and amazing enthusiasm for the project.  We will definitely be back at the future markets and we promise to bring much more produce  –  to be sold out in the first hour and a half completely took us by surprise!