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BALLARAT FOODIES NOW ENJOYING ETHICAL SMALLGOODS AT HOME

BALLARAT FOODIES NOW ENJOYING ETHICAL SMALLGOODS AT HOME
Ballarat has some beautiful fresh quality artisanal products being made right under our noses. Sebastian Jurcan’s Country Style Smallgoods is one of the region’s most popular examples. Sebastian is a Ballarat local who uses processes dating back generations from Istra, a peninsula off the northern coast of Croatia. Sebastian has been supplying his cured meats, salamis and sausages to local restaurants across Ballarat and Melbourne for years.
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PIE IN THE FACE

PIE IN THE FACE

Next week I fear my popularity will hit rock bottom. I have decided it could be wise to take my umbrella on every outing, a handy shield to deflect flying pastry. As a judge in Ballarat’s Winterlude Pie Competition, I will be expecting at least one pie in the face. Honestly I’m not too worried about the wrath I’ll encounter as there are numerous pros who have been asked to partake in a feast of 28 local pies.

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THE JIGGETY FILES JULY 2015

THE JIGGETY FILES JULY 2015

A thriving community requires fresh quality produce from a sustainable food supply. Land on the city fringe is still important to our economy and we are aware that it's our obligation to support our local producers. If we can all start to make an effort to supplement our regular grocery shop from local produce markets as a priority before filling the rest of our needs from the supermarket, we can reap the health benefits while supporting our region’s economy. It may take a some more effort and planning to create our meals from the local seasonal produce on offer, but it will provide a far more tasty and nutritious diet for our families.

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JIGGETY JIG PART TWO

JIGGETY JIG PART TWO
At the closing on the first Jiggety Jig Indoor Farmers Market an official manoeuvre was executed the Piggity Jig, with fingers bent like little pig ears on our head and feet shuffling back and forth we all raised our chins and chuckled. Success! And even better, the atmosphere! Our first event was brilliant.
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FABULOUS FEASTS FUNDRAISER

FABULOUS FEASTS FUNDRAISER

At the Mechanics Institute this Friday night from 5pm-7pm, perfect for an little TGIF Action. Join Liz from FABULOUS FEASTS, our local spit roast champion for a sensational night of local produce with A CHRISTMAS IN JULY twist.

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