Fresh, locally grown and made foods can be bought directly from their producers every weekend at farmer’s markets across the Macedon Ranges.

Producers congregate in the towns to directly sell their vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, wines, cakes, breads, preserves, herbs, poultry and meats.

Run by the Lancefield Neighbourhood House, the Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market has been taking place since 2003, and has grown to offer goods from about 65 different stalls.

Woodend’s Catherine Speirs is a regular vendor at the market, selling cakes that she makes using eggs and edible flowers from her own farm.

Ms Speirs creates 100 per cent gluten-free treats, which she offers at her Woodend store Belle Patisserie as well as on the local market circuit.

Lancefield market manager Meggs Hannes said purchasing produce at the market was a great way for people to reduce their carbon footprints, because it saved the energy used on food transportation.

The Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month, from 9am-1pm on High Street, Lancefield.

Other accredited farmer’s markets in the area are held in Woodend on the first Saturday of every month, in Kyneton on the second Saturday of every month, and in Riddells Creek on the third Saturday of the month.

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