The stalls are set up on the lawns beside the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre but if it’s raining, come indoors and browse in comfort. Come and meet us at our next market, and sample the locally produced fare Some of the regular produce we are likely to have are: fresh vegetables and fruit, bush flowers, fruit trees, honey, wine, cheese, a huge range of cakes, herbs and seedlings, preserves, sauces, fresh ocean fish, luxury soaps, extra virgin olive oil, apple strudels, exotic plants, free-range pork, jams, free-range eggs and bare-rooted trees.
View toward Wilson's Promotory, from Toora Jetty Road, Bird Viewing Area, 10 min drive from Foster
Mirboo Farm is situated in the hamlet of Mirboo, smack in the middle of the glorious Strezleki Ranges, 11km from Mirboo North. We are so lucky to live in an area where good food is abundant, and made available particularly by businesses in the local area who take their commitment to quality seriously. It’s time consuming and labour intensive to produce food, and I hope that people consider that when they are buying it.
Fruit and vegetables that are in season locally are cheaper and more nutritious than those sent from other states or countries.
But also consider quality and sustainability. Discounted fruit and veggies are cheap for a reason, they usually deteriorate quickly and don’t store well.
Chairs and tables are provided for your enjoyment of the Foster Primary School Kitchen Garden fund-raising bbq food; grab a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. We are lucky to have a farmers market each week in South Gippsland. The first Saturday is Koonwarra, the second Coal Creek at Korumburra. Prom Country is the third Saturday, and Inverloch Community Farmers Market is held on the last Sunday of each month. A quick nod to the Koonwarra Farmers Market who celebrated their 14th birthday this month.
The market was established by the Foster Community Association to give consumers the opportunity to purchase `locally grown, made, baked, farmed and caught produce on a regular basis. The market has cemented itself into the local community, with stallholders turning up regardless of the weather (setting up in the hall if it's available), and consistently providing quality produce. While small, the market offers a variety of items, and the committee is very careful to only allow producers who will stand behind their products. The stallholders are more than happy to engage in discussions about their produce, and the journey it's taken to get to your table.
We really enjoy providing a market each month, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
The beautiful new 'logo' for the market was created by Janie Frith.
Prom Country Farmers Market, South Gippsland , Foster