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Get fresh – Buy local

seepi 11 August 2005 17

The Fair Dinkum Food Rally has got me thinking. (This is the official name of the tractors from Tassie protesting at Parliament House.)

I support the idea of buying Australian produce. In fact ideally I’d like to buy local produce from as close as possible to Canberra.

Fruit and Veg in Canberra is often none too fresh. Anyway – does anyone know a website which lists truly Australian produce? Also, does anyone know of a good vegie shop in Canberra – or has anyone tried out the Farmers’ Market at EPIC on Saturday mornings?

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17 Responses to Get fresh – Buy local
shilo 4:58 pm 12 Aug 05

I love the farmers markets - and there are some great characters down there!! fresh produce and I haven't noticed it being more expensive...just better quality.

Thumper 3:19 pm 12 Aug 05


Not yet. Still trying....

Maelinar 3:09 pm 12 Aug 05

I don't know, I think Thumper may have scored an overseas jaunt with an international aid program.

Thumper 2:47 pm 12 Aug 05

Balu di'ak, balu di'ak.

Ha'u o hare liu thia.

terubo 2:43 pm 12 Aug 05

BTW, are we off topic?

terubo 2:42 pm 12 Aug 05

Assolutemente correctissimo.

Maelinar 2:36 pm 12 Aug 05

fala portuges ? (I'm guessing from here) O nia hakarak 4:30 orai.

terubo 2:33 pm 12 Aug 05

Yeah, the last one. '4.30' always means 'beer' where Thumps comes from.

Thumper 2:33 pm 12 Aug 05

Well, close....

hemu is drink...

At least i can remember that word!

Spitfire3 2:30 pm 12 Aug 05

One of those words has got to mean 'beer', right?

Thumper 2:24 pm 12 Aug 05


O nia hakarak ida hemu oras 4.30?

Maelinar 1:59 pm 12 Aug 05

You've still got my Timorese handbook haven't you ?

Thumper 1:54 pm 12 Aug 05

Ami la kohi ha na'an asu. Ha'u sei ha modo de'it!

or I think thats how its said...

terubo 12:58 pm 12 Aug 05

I'd grow my own, if I could water them.

Ralph 7:40 am 12 Aug 05

I have no sympathy for those whingeing farmers. They either get big or get out of farming.

Do they see the irony when the whinge about imported vegetables, yet they're riding into town on imported tractors? Mind you alot of those tractors were fairly new looking as well (Deere tractors aren't cheap).

Free trade is fair trade. Fucking rent seekers looking for another pork barrel.

Special G 6:30 am 12 Aug 05

We get our fruit and veg from the farmers markets whenever we can. Its much better than what you would get elsewhere and cheaper.


The Es-Sense 11:32 pm 11 Aug 05

EPIC markets are tops, as are the Queanbeyan Farmers' markets. My fav is the coffee stall, which locally roasts coffee grown in northern NSW! The veggie shop in Dixon can be pretty good, too, although I have no idea where the stuff comes from.

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