Eating local and seasonal food supports local producers and the production of crops that are appropriate to our environment. It alleviates the reliance on long-distance transport and refrigeration of foods that are grown thousands of kilometres away. Foods grown in sync with the seasons are more in tune with our intuitive nutritional needs; after all, who wants a cucumber sandwich in the middle of winter?
Buy & eat local and seasonal food!
Farmers markets are a great place to buy locally produced food and a directory is available from the.
The Avian Park Trash & Treasure and Farmers Market is held every Sunday at the Avian Park Raceway, Newman St Wangaratta.
The Moyhu Farmers Market is held every third Saturday of the month except for Easter and Queen’s Birthday weekend.
For more information on the Avian Park and Moyhu Farmers Markets, visit the monthly events calendar at the Visit Wangaratta website.
Foods in season throughout the year.
|Beans||Cabbage (& Brussels Sprouts)||Broccoli||Avocado (Hass)|
|Berries & Currants||Cauliflower||Cabbage (& Brussels Sprouts)||Beetroots|
|Celery||Celery||Cauliflowers||Berries & Currants|
|Corn||Cumquats||Cumquats||Cabbage (& Brussels Sprouts)|
|Green pea||Melons||Lemons & Limes||Green, Snap & Snow Peas|
|Melon||Parsnips||Parsnips||Lemon & Lime|
|Pears||Pears||Rhubarb||Peppers & Chillies|
|Peppers (& Chillies)||Quinces||Sweet Potatoes||Rhubarb|
|Tomatoes||Sweet Potatoes||Turnips & Swedes||Zucchini & Squash|
|Zucchini & Squash||Tomatoes|
(Southern Australian emphasis)
Grow your own food. The best way to eat local and seasonal food is to use your own backyard! You can have a veggie garden all year round with seasonal vegetables. (See our Grow your own food action).
Changing our eating habits is a simple way to reduce our impact on the environment, address climate change (via reduced transport and industrial energy) and support local communities and farmers. You'll benefit from an interesting and diverse diet year round and support organisations like the Australian Farmers' Markets Association and local producers which advocate low-impact farming and produce diversity.