farm­ers mar­kets

Country Style - - A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY - High Street (op­po­site the pub), Wirrabara. 8.30am–12pm. (08) 8668 4343;

Mul­go­wie Mar­ket Septem­ber 2nd

Mul­go­wie is corn coun­try. It’s lo­cated in Queens­land’s ma­jor food bowl, the Lock­yer Val­ley, renowned for its veg­etable pro­duc­tion. One of the lo­cal farms, Mul­go­wie Farm­ing has fresh corn that’s so good peo­ple buy it by the box. They sell hot corn on the cob smoth­ered with but­ter as well. Their green beans also come highly rec­om­mended. Ghost Gully Pro­duce from Gat­ton sells spinach, basil, herbs and salad greens. Want to dial up the heat in the kitchen? Head to The Chilli Patch for the su­per hot­ties: ha­banero, scor­pion, and ghost chill­ies. A home­made cake from Baked by Brooke, bread by Big Ben’s Bak­ery, ge­lato from Emmo’s Fine Foods and the shop­ping is done. This month, they are cel­e­brat­ing Fa­thers’ Day with a foot race. Mul­go­wie Hall, Mul­go­wie Road. 8am–11am, on the fi­first Satur­day of each month. 0498 716 102.

Wirrabara Pro­duc­ers Mar­ket Septem­ber 17th

Wirrabara is a unique geo­graphic pocket in the South­ern Flin­ders Ranges. While the main agri­cul­tural busi­nesses around here are live­stock and crop­ping, there are also small or­chards — some that were planted in the late 1800s — and farms. At this time of year you’ll fifind ap­ples, pears and, if you’re lucky, the tail end of the quinces at Tar­alee Or­chard’s stall. It’s mostly veg­eta­bles at Kan­gara Pro­duce, but they also do hay and grain feed for chooks. Eve­lyn Ber­trand at Old Ev’s does mean pies and pasties. Don’t miss the OOBY stall, short for Out of Our Back­yard, for every­thing from live chicks to pump­kins. Stall­hold­ers gen­er­ally come from within a 50-kilo­me­tre ra­dius and ev­ery­one grows, pro­duces or makes their goods.

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