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2016 New Age Festival

market2MELBOURNE jazz and blues performer Diana Wolfe will be a star attraction when the monthly Wedderburn Farmers’ Market links up with the town’s fourth annual New Age Festival for one vibrant day.

Planned for Sunday 30 October from 9am to 3pm, the day marks the close of this year’s “Naturally Loddon” Spring Festival, an eight-week program of events showcasing the natural attractions of the region. Continue reading

Wedderburn Farmers Market Gains Accreditation

Wedderburn Farmers Market Accreditation signThanks to Regional Development Victoria’s ‘Start Up” grant the Wedderburn Community House was able to start up a Farmer’s Market, the only one in the Loddon Shire.

In October 2014 the we conducted the first Farmers Market in Wedderburn. This market was held in conjunction with the Naturally New Age Festival which was a huge success. However, we only had 4 Farmers Market stallholders attend.

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October Farmers Market

fm4Our next market is going to be huge as it is to be held in conjunction with our Naturally New Age Festival on Sunday October 25 – commencing 9am and finishing at 3pm.

Normally our Farmers Markets are from 9am until 1pm but this time it will be extended due to the nature of the festival.

Last year we had over 65 stalls at our festival as well as 8 stalls at our inaugural Farmers Market.

Today we have 12 stallholders who come on a regular basis including Harcourt Apples, Coopers Pies, Red Neds Wines, Hercotts Naturally (goats milk soaps), Wattlebee Herbs, Wedderburn Community House sauces/preserves, Bushtrack Bee Honey, Les Smith Plants, Dunolly Garlic, Hard Hill Eucy, Chook Tucker (live poultry), The Chocolate Man and Borung Poultry. Continue reading

Farmers Market Update

Wedderburn Farmers MarketSNOWFLAKE and Buttercup won’t be there, but they’ll have a certain presence when the Wedderburn Farmers Market returns later this month.

Sharon and Paul Hercott, from Pyramid Hill, who are back at the market after their debut appearance in May, have been milking their two Saanen goats for the past three years.

“I make goats’ milk and olive oil soap, mainly unscented, along with six varieties of scented bars including sandalwood and patchouli, lemon verbena and spice,” Sharon said.

“We also keep our own beehives and sell honey and plan to take some of that to Wedderburn this month, too. Continue reading