The Finley Lake Foreshore came alive Saturday morning with the monthly Finley Farmers Market.
Once again a fantastic variety of goods were on offer and many arrived early to grab the bargains.
With family or friends visiting, locals took the opportunity to take them along to the market where they enjoyed a special breakfast while enjoying the live entertainment.
The Finley Farmers’ Markets showcase a wide selection of locally grown produce, as well as plants, bric-a-brac, and crafts.
The Finley Farmers’ Market committee, in partnership with the Berrigan Shire Youth Development Program and the Finley Menshed formulated an initiative to try to encourage the youth in our community (as well as community groups) to see the possibilities of producing something and then selling it at a local market level.
Several schools in the area were given garden kits at our September market.
The kits included a seedling box, plants and instruction sheets.
Between September and November, they planted the seedlings, looked after them, researched and created instructions for their ‘customers’ and researched recipes that would use the ingredients that were growing in the boxes.
They then came to the November Children and Youth Farmers’ Market last Saturday to sell their boxes.
As an incentive the market also gave away prizes of iTunes vouchers for the best instructions and the best recipes.
The committee members said it is a tribute to the young people involved that they are donating the prizes to the schools.
One of the outcomes of this promotion is that the Finley High School decided to sell compost and mulch as well as the plants.
They had so much interest in this they will probably be back next month to sell some more.
According the Finley Public School teacher Sam Burke, the children were very involved and interested in the whole process and they hope that they will be able to do this again next year.
The next market will be held on December 1.
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
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Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
Benalla Racing Club is hosting a Kids’ Race Day for Down Syndrome Victoria after general manager Bradley Thomas and his wife Brie’s son Lewis was diagnosed with Down syndrome this year.
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