Why Source Local?
1) Sustainable benefits
Sustainable farmers provide us with healthier foods by not using toxic chemicals, poisonous pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified seeds. Not only are these foods healthier, they are protecting our planet and the farm workers’ health.
2) Environmental Benefits
Seasonal eating and purchasing local helps protect our planet by reducing the number of kilometres your food has to travel before it reaches your plate. By making a conscious choice to purchase organic, seasonal and local foods we help protect our water, air and land.
3) Economic Benefits
Buying locally grown seasonal foods you help to provide financial support to the farmers in your area, which helps to grow your local economy. Seasonal foods are priced much more economically than out of season foods; which will save you money on your grocery bills. Plus, they might just be your neighbour!
OUR LOCAL MARKETS
Beechworth Farmers Market
When: 1st saturday of every month
Venue: Christ Church on the hill, Ford Street Beechworth
Time: Stalls open at 9am-12pm
visit the Beechworth Farmers Market facebook page
Rutherglen Farmers Market
When: 2nd Sunday of every month
Venue: Lions Park, Rutherglen
Time: Stalls open at 9am – 12:30pm
When: 6, 13, 20 December
Venue: Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
Time: Stalls open at 9am – 12pm