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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lancefield Farmers Market

Centre Plantation, High Street , Lancefield, Victoria

http://www.vicfarmersmarkets.org.au/market/lancefield-district-farmers-market
Next one: Saturday 26th April 2014 (Anzac Day long weekend)

Ah, Lancefield.  Lancey one day, fieldy the next.

At the foot of the Macedon Ranges, an hour and a bit from Melbourne up the Calder Freeway (past the airport), sits Lancefield. According to Wikipedia:

Lancefield district had a reputation for some of the best fertile soils in Victoria. Prior to being cut up into small blocks during the early 1970s the region produced high yields per acre of potatoes, fat lambs, fat cattle, wheat and other cereal crops.

Its elevation apparently also makes it very good for growing grapes.

But did you know they had a farmer’s market?  Neither did I; but our “rural brethren” around central goldfields Victoria are all over it like a rash.


Still, this was one of the better ones I’ve been to, and I’d encourage you to go for “sustainable” and organic food, and a nice day out.  Now, read on!

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