The orchard and dairy are bursting with produce at the moment and there are a few places you can stock up for Christmas and keep the family entertained over the summer holidays.
Today’s Castlemaine Farmers Market Weekly is a big one. We’ve got double the stall holders and an extra hour of trading so you can stock up on the staples and treats.
December 20, 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Camp Reserve, Forrest St, Castlemaine VIC 3450
After a few terrible years for the orchard the trees are booming this season, apricots galore. Over summer the farm shop will be open including this week.
10-4 on Fridays and Sundays. (NOT SATURDAYS but you can buy fruit from the Orchard Keepers at Wesley Hill market on a Sat).
You can pick-your-own (PYO) fruit or buy it pre-picked.
When there is dairy available this will also be stocked in the farm shop for purchase, which fingers crossed, will be most weeks.
Things you need to know if coming to the farm.
Getting here: Come to 69 Dann’s Road, Harcourt. There is a Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op property sign at our entrance, then a long driveway to the farm carpark. The speed limit on the driveway is 25 km/hr. Park in the carpark at the big green shed. Please don’t park on the concrete apron (as we need access to the shed to bring fruit in and out) or in front of the blue shed (this is Sellar Dairy and Tess needs to be able to access her shed). Come to the Farm Shop; far left door on the big green shed and we’ll show you where to pick!
Acknowledgement of Country: We all grow food with love on Dja Dja Wurrung land. We recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded and this always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.
Biosecurity: Please don’t bring your dog to the farm (not even on a lead). If you have visited other farms (particularly other farms with livestock), please be sure to clean your shoes thoroughly or, better yet, wear different shoes to protect the dairy herd from Foot and Mouth Disease. Please do not bring uncut fruit or vegetables onto the property if there’s a risk they may be infected with Queensland Fruit Fly.