Have you ever wanted to learn how to make pasta, how to make frames for bee hives or how to create ricotta? Perhaps you’re interested in improving your gut health, finding out how to plant succulents or discovering how to mill wheat? These are just some of the topics you can educate yourself on with the Market’s new interactive stallholder workshops and demonstrations.
Kicking off this month, stallholder workshops will take place on the second Saturday of every month in the food court (where monthly cooking demonstrations are held). First up on Saturday 11 August, Leaning Oak Dairy will deliver a session on how to create ricotta using Country Valley Milk at 9am. See how to use Leaning Oak Dairy’s products to their full potential so you can create a healthy, homemade alternative to cheese. Then at 10am, find out how to source local honey from your very own backyard with Win’s Creek Meadery.
We’ll keep you up to date on upcoming workshops which will take place on the second Saturday of each month.
Bees, glorious bees. They’re tiny, adorable, and make the world a better place. They also produce delicious honey that’s sold at the Market each Saturday.
World Bee Day is coming up on Sunday 20 May and it’s sure to be a hive of activity, with CRFM stallholders Canberra Urban Honey, Win’s Creek Meadery, Melissa’s Pure Fresh Honey. and Cyprus Valley gearing up to celebrate the day.
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.
For a full program on World Bee Day in the Capital and to register your interest, visit World Bee Day Australia on Facebook.
Image: Wins Creek Meadery
What is Christmas without some festive foods to bring some extra Christmas cheer. It’s this time of year when cherries and stone fruit fill your fruit bowl to the brim, seafood is on order for a family barbecue and everyone makes room for those delightful Christmas desserts. The Market is the best place to buy all your best and freshest festive foods. Over the coming weeks you’ll find the best and freshest in scrumptious seafood from Warren’s Fresh Seafood with many varieties of fish plus yummy prawns, lobster, mussels and oysters. And speaking of oysters there’s plenty of Sydney Rocks available from Rod Terry Oysters There’s loads of juicy ripe cherries and stone fruit on offer with nectarines from Harrison & Sons, and cherries from Torry Hill Orchards, Hill Lock Orchard and Drive In Orchards. If you dream of Christmas sweets all year round, then make sure you head to Rosa’s Home Bake for delectable Christmas puddings, and make a beeline to Wins Creak Honey for their range of Christmas cookies. Traditional hand moulded biscuits featuring woodcut decorations compliment their spiced honeys – star anise, cinnamon, ginger and mixed spice – and festive cherry mead. Make us your first stop for festive foods this year.