Sunday, 3 January 2010

More garden bounty

This time it is plums and apricots that we are picking. They are so big and luscious. Yesterday I took some to the Western Urban Orchard Swap Meet ( 211 Nicholson St, Footscray). It is held on the first Saturday of each month and is a chance for home gardeners to swap excess fruit, vegetables, herbs, seeds and even recipes and tips. There are similar swap meets around Melbourne. It was my first visit and I came home with two other kinds of plums, some herbs, a couple of home baked bread rolls, and some sunflowers. Numbers attending were a little down due to the holidays but I will definitely go again. This part of the street is quiet and there is plenty of free parking. The swap meet uses a former fruit and veg shop (Grasslands) which has tables and boxes for display of produce. For more information contact Neesh on

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