Dominic and Mareeta Torcaso travel a long way from their property in Myrtleford, Victoria, to get to the Capital Region Farmer's Markets in Canberra every Saturday. But then I would happily travel a long way to buy their beautiful fresh produce!
The Torcasos have been selling their produce at Farmer's Markets for the last three or four years. You will find them at the Hume Murray Food Bowl, Beechworth, Rutherglen and Wangaratta.
There are capsicums, chillies, beans, potatoes (Nicola, Pontiac, Dutch Cream and Kipflers), eggplant, gourmet tomatoes and other delicious goodies on their stall. And the couple always greet their lines of customers with big happy smiles!
Make sure you ask Dominic about his father's heirloom tomatoes. They taste like REAL tomatoes!
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'These guys are really good!', a shopper told me as she bought her weekly supply of potatoes, rocket and herbs from Andrew Galan and Ged Hardy, of Geranda South Coast Fresh Produce.
The gentlemen have a cracker of a stall at the Capital Region Farmer's Markets, where they sell an array of fresh herbs and vegetables. Just look at the quality of the lettuces in the photo and you can tell that everything they sell comes fresh from the farm.
Choose from fresh lemongrass, mint, bok choy, rocket, dill, garlic, cucumbers, potatoes and lettuces galore.
Visit them at either the Capital Region Farmer's Markets or the Moruya Country Markets.
The Di Cerbo Family
Guiseppe and Magdalena Di Cerbo, together with son Jo are clearly passionate about their produce. "I came to Australia in 1955 and I've been selling at markets since 1958... I once sold five or six semi trailer loads per week," Guiseppe tells me with a rich Italian accent and warm laugh.
I really love these people! Their farm is located at Berri in South Australia, so they travel a long way to sell at the Capital Region Farmer's Market in Canberra.
The Di Cerbo's bring fresh oranges, mandarins, dried fruits and a variety of vegetables to the market. See here for more information.
Former chef, Peter Edmunds, says he fell in love with chocolate (and farmer's markets) when he and his wife, Michelle Fahy, lived in France for almost two years. The treasured ritual of eating a single handmade chocolate after dinner was something Peter and Michelle wanted to continue when they came back home. "On my return to Australia, I knew I wanted to do something with food and it had to be organic." Hence Lindsay & Edmunds handmade organic chocolates was born in early 2008.
Lindsay & Edmunds handmade organic chocolates combine Peter and Michelle's passion for the "superior taste and environmental benefit of quality organic food, combined with his love of the French chocolatier". The single origin Belgian couverture is certified organic and Fairtrade. The range is extensive and the chocolate simply exquisite!
The Lindsay & Edmunds commercial kitchen is located at Amberley Avenue, Fairbairn, Canberra, just near the 34th Squadron, and open between 7.30am and 4.00pm from Monday to Friday.
You'll find Peter's Lindsay & Edmunds stall at the Capital Region Farmer's Market in Canberra every Saturday (which Peter cheerfully and rightly points out is "THE BEST farmer's market in the country"! They also have a store in the Canberra Centre.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.