An urban farm Walk?

The Mudgee Farm Walks focus on the grass roots level of production, where participants meet the farmers and learn exactly how the produce is grown. There is often the chance to pick your own and taste the delicious produce in its freshest state. Two farms are visited on the third Sunday of the month, and the Farm Walk for March 19th will have the best of both worlds. We visit an urban permaculture farm right here in Mudgee, and then pop out to Pipeclay Lane to check out the kitchen gardens and vineyard at Robert Stein’s Winery and Vineyard.

Click here for more details on the two farms, and how to book your ticket.IMG_4904 (450x323) 

 

 

 

Farmers Markets – your community markets

With the recent bush fire tragedies in our region, now is a good time to pause and think where your food comes from. Our farmers are out in all weather, and in conditions like last week, just trying to keep everything alive. At the Farmers Markets on Saturday we will be collecting funds for a Fodder Drive for the district farmers. Dunedoo CWA have put their hand up to co-ordinate collection of hay, grain and funds to help out the farmers who have lost all their grass and feed from fires. See the box on the raffle table if you wish to donate.

Otherwise all our usual stalls will be at the markets, so see you there early

For a full list of all stallholders at the February Farmers market on Saturday click here

 

Start the year with a trip to the farmers markets

January brings the heat, but it also brings lots of produce. Whilst the olive growers are watching their olives ripen on the trees, and the wine makers are watching the bunches of grapes swell on the vine, our fruit and veggie growers have been busy in the kitchen pickling, and preserving and there’s nothing like fresh jam on toast.  

Be early on Saturday to miss the heat, and of course get to choose the full range of fresh produce before it all sells.

For a full list of all stallholders at the market on Saturday click here

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Christmas wishes to all

THANK YOU to all our wonderful producers in the region for a bountiful and wonderful year. We have loved seeing the seasons come and go, the fruit ripen, the brews bubbling and the dough rising!

To all the folk who support our farmers and producers – THANK YOU. Without you there would be no markets and no Mudgee Fine Foods!jenna-croake-cakes2

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A SAFE AND DELICIOUS NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. 

the last farmers market for the year

With just one week to go till Christmas day,The grounds of St Mary’s Church will be buzzing on Saturday morning.

It’s the last chance to get a bite at the cherry for this season – see Clearview, Roth Farm and Thornbrook orchard stalls.

The live music and aromas of freshly brewed coffee and sizzling bacon and egg rolls will keep you going while you taste your way around the market stocking up the pantry and fridges with Christmas fare. For that truly local feast there is free range pork and organic veggies to roast, mustards for the ham, bubbles for celebrating, plum puddings and cherries for dessert, and a huge range of sauces and pickles for every meal.
Many stallholders have ready to go gift packs, or pick up a farmers market bag and put together a range to suit your budget.
If you are feeling lucky pop by the raffle table for a chance to win one of 3 hampers (all valued over $100) of Mudgee wine and food.

For a full list of all stallholders at the market on Saturday click here

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October Farmers markets

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Step out into spring sunshine at Saturdays Farmers Markets. Once you have started your day with a freshly brewed coffee and an egg and bacon roll, you are free to wander the paths and taste test all the olive oils, breads and pickles, vinegars and artisan cheeses that Mudgee region is well known for.

 

 

Chilly August Farmers Markets

There is always lots to see, taste and buy at the Farmers Markets. This month’s news includes:

Luciano’s Bit on the Side will have this seasons Pure Horseradish grown at Riverlea.
Gooree Park will be back with fresh orange juice and also bagged oranges.
Falcon Grove‘s new product for folk that can’t eat nuts – Lesley’s Zaatar. Wonderful to use with dipping bread and oil, great on Chicken Wraps and the Sunday Lamb Roast.
New stallholder Anatinus launching their Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Smokin’ Hot n Saucy are offering a meat plate and ribs (pork and beef) as well as their usual sandwiches and tacos.
Olivias Wholefoods has gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free wholesome Beetroot Muffins, Cookies & Raw Slices.
Cudgegong Honey have 1kg tubs for $12 and 300g jars, $4.50 of their pure raw honey.
Bacchaus Range will have a fresh batch of the popular Cumquat and Ginger marmalade, and free white grapefruit with any purchase.
Martins Hill Organic will release their new style 2016 ROSE
Heslop Wines will have new releases of their 2016 White Frontignac, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay, and 2013 Cabernet Shiraz.

For a full list of all stallholders for August click here

Farmers Market folk love winter

Its July, it’s cold and windy, and it might even be wet. But you still need your fix of a freshly brewed coffee and that Saturday morning Egg and Bacon Roll before you get your supplies of fresh produce. So come on down, the Farmers Markets are always on the third Saturday of the month come rain, hail or shine. Find us in the St Marys churchyard, on the corner of Church and Market Streets, from 8.30 till 12.30.

Saturday night dinner? We’ve got it covered..I’m thinking slow roast pork roll from Merrifield Free Range Pork, coated in a grainy mustard from Luciano’s Bit on the Side, desiree spuds, parsnips and pumpkin to roast from Kurrawong Organics, apple sauce from Adriennes Kitchen, and to wash it all down, a bottle (or two) of 2013 Gatekeeper Shiraz from Yeates Wines.

For the full list of stallholders at Saturdays market, click here

One of the best Farmers Markets

While the main reason many people visit farmers markets is to purchase the best, fresh, locally grown produce, there are many other reasons why they are becoming such popular events in Australia.

In addition to getting to meet the people who grow your food and learn more about it, farmers markets often have other educational opportunities as well. Ranging from cooking demonstrations to seminars about the benefits of choosing organic produce to informational sessions about changes to laws that affect farmers, chances to learn something new abound at farmers markets.

For these reasons and more, we were thrilled to be featured in a recent article by Bupa Travel Insurance, ‘Farmers Markets: Australia’s Best Local Produce’. The article spotlighted seven of the best farmers markets around the country, and Mudgee made the cut!

So if you like your produce to come with the feel good factor of doing the right thing by your planet and community stop by your local farmers market this weekend. We’d love to see you!