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Melbourne Farmers’ Markets: June

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on June 9th, 2010

Source: Melbourne Community Farmers’ Markets

From the June 2010 Newsletter:

It’s official. After all the chilly teasers, winter is finally here and the first frost has abruptly finished the season for cucumbers, tomatoes, capsicums and the other late summer veg that’s spoilt us so long this season. Don’t despair tho; there’s plenty to enjoy during winter under the banner of casserole, soup or ‘one pot wonder’! ‘Tis the season be it blushing quinces, a hearty slab of corned beef or a fragrant vegie curry. Caulis, cabbage, artichokes, leeks, broccoli, onions, kohl rabi, pumpkins, avocadoes, carrots plus apples, pears, last of the berries, nashi, quinces, kiwis, persimmons and a fabulous range of citrus!

Speaking of citrus, Eric Wright who brings the delicious pistachios, blood oranges and orange juice to our markets is also principal at tiny Nangiloc / Colignan Primary School located 50kms south of Mildura. To raise awareness of Victoria’s local citrus industry, and funds for the 70 pupil school, he is launching an “Orange Drive” – a healthy alternative to the traditional lolly / chocolate drive and one which city schools and communities can support directly. Schools and organisations order a 3kg bag of oranges at $5.00 out of which they keep $1 and the remaining $4 returns to Nangiloc to pay the picking, packing, transport etc Call 5029 1483 or email nangiloc.colignan.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au for details.

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