The capital is the place to be when it comes to truffle season, thanks to its terrific growing conditions. Otherwise known as tuber melanosporum (we won’t blame you if you have a bit of trouble with that one), truffles are ‘hunted’ for, and are found under the surface of the ground by trained dogs.
Truffles have a unique earthy, garlicky taste, and a deep aroma. They’re the perfect addition to risottos, pastas, even gelato… and you certainly can’t go past the appeal of truffle butter.
The place to get them? Family-run truffle farm, Terra Preta Truffles are the place to go to get the goods. Located just outside of Braidwood, Terra Preta supplies their high-grade French Black truffles to restaurants all around the world. Terra Preta will be at the Market every Saturday in winter offering these delectable delights.
Each and every Saturday, thousands of Canberrans visit the Capital Region Farmers Market to buy the best and freshest produce in the region. We want to ensure that the introduction of the road works around EPIC and the Market don’t deter our Market customers from supporting local. Farmers, bakers, fishermen, beekeepers, cattle growers, food creators and many more come to the Market each week to share their produce with Canberra, and they truly appreciate Market-goers continued patronage and support during this time. Not only does the Market support local food growers, but funds raised from the Market go straight back into the community with our Produce for Purpose initiative.
We appreciate your continued support over the coming months.
Find out more about information on road closures, and what the best route for getting to the Market is for you.
Over the coming months, an upgrade of the busy intersection of the Federal Highway and Old Well Station Road is underway to install traffic lights for improved safety.
The process began Monday 7 May and will directly affect Saturday morning commutes to the Capital Region Farmers Market, as Old Wells Station Road will not be accessible from the Federal Highway.
Access to the Market via Flemington Road and Morriset Road has not changed, and both of these routes are still in use.
To access the Capital Region Farmers Market via Stirling Avenue, patrons are advised to take either of the following routes, depending on which direction they are traveling from:
If traveling southbound along the Federal Highway (i.e. from Goulburn, Majura, or Watson), turn right at Stirling Ave (at the service station/ McDonald’s). Once inside Gate 4, follow the signs to gate 8 turn left to find available parking
If traveling northbound along Northbourne Ave (i.e. from the City, Tuggeranong or Woden), turn left at Stirling Ave (at the service station/ McDonald’s). Once inside Gate 4, follow the signs to gate 8 to find available parking
These routes will be the most efficient way to access the Market until the end of August 2018 (date TBC) when the roadworks will be finalised.
Traveling by bus? Click here to find how to get to the Market with Transport Canberra.
Stay tuned for developments of road closures by following us on Facebook and regularly checking the Capital Region Farmers Market website.
If you have any questions or queries regarding these changes, please contact the Market Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 852 227.
Want to put a face to the business where you get your produce at the Market each week? Or a name to the face of the guy who sells you your fruit and veg? Or simply find out a little more about your food and where it comes from? Then check out our ‘meet the stallholder’ video series on our Market YouTube channel.
This month –meet Mitch and Carmen from Honey Delight and Canberra Urban Honey. Honey Delight is a boutique brand that celebrates four generations of beekeepers, which is based in Inveral, New South Wales. Mitch and Carmen have over 40 hives in Canberra, and 3000 hives in the region.Mitch says Canberra Urban Honey does things a little bit differently – there’s a strong focus on sustainability with hives in backyards around Canberra to increase bees and pollination within the city.
Make sure to pop by and say hi to these two extraordinarily passionate beekeepers, and pick up some of their popular stringybark or yellow box flavours of honey next time you visit the Market.
Find out more about our Market stallholders in our stallholder video series here.
We have some fabulous news for bagel lovers to fill the bagel-shaped hole in their heart: Canberra-based Love Street Bagels (affectionately known as LSB) will soon be calling the Capital Region Farmers Market home.
Aaron Fain, head chef of LSB, and Katie Fain are the owners, operators and heart of LSB. Their focus is on providing Canberra with authentic New York bagels – dense and chewy on the inside, golden and crunchy on the outside. Their bagels are made fresh daily with a recipe that has been developed and honed over several years.
Aaron and Katie will be serving up several traditional bagel flavours, including plain, everything and blueberry, along with schmears to bring it all together. But the deliciousness doesn’t stop there – they’ll have gourmet twists on the classics, such as avo and poached eggs on plain bagels and Nutella and strawberries on blueberry.
Homeleigh Grove and Shoalhaven Mushrooms are showing Australia and the world how it’s done, with both stallholders winning awards over the past month.
Homeleigh Grove was awarded a Silver medal in the London International Olive Oil Competition for their 2017 Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil, showing that local produce can compete on the world stage. This award comes after winning Silver in the Olive Awards of France this time last year. Congratulations Homeleigh Grove!
While we’ve got our sights set on winter’s delicious and wholesome foods, we’re thinking about other goodness that keeps us going as the months get colder. Honey is a sweet tooth’s dream, but did you know that it’s good for lots of other reasons too – it’s known to be a wonder food, with lots of health benefits.
Honey features many antibacterial healing properties for wounds and burns by acting as a disinfectant when applied externally. Its antibacterial powers also make it perfect for mixing into a hot lemon drink for when you’re feeling under the weather (it also makes the lemon a little more bearable!).
Honey is also good for much needed energy boosts – you can’t go wrong with a little bit of extra natural sugar! And did you know it can also make your memory better? That’s right – studies have shown that eating a spoonful of honey each day can help boost short-term memory.
With World Bee Day just around the corner, now is one of the best times of the year to support the local bee community. Canberra Urban Honey, Win’s Creek Meadery and Melissa’s Pure Fresh Honey are some of the Market stalls where you can get your hands on the sweet golden liquid.
Happy days are ahead as honey brightens up our month!
World Bee Day was declared by the UN late last year, aiming to raise awareness around the importance of bees and encourage protection efforts. In Australia, many of the celebrations are happening right here in the Capital. Slovenian, Swedish and Swiss embassies (all of which are home to local hives!) will be holding events throughout the day, including Honey Jarring with Canberra Urban Honey plus lots of other activities to keep everyone buzzy.
They’ve done it again! Minto Galloways have scored some ribbons at the recent Royal Canberra Show. Known as one of Australia’s leading studs producing Galloway beef directly to consumers and restaurants, they are now back at the Market after their big award wins. Greg Stuart and his team were awarded Supreme Champion Galloway Exhibit, Grand Champion Galloway Female and Junior Champion Galloway Bull. Congratulations!