Healthy Loddon Campaspe, in partnership with growers and retailers across our region, is leading the Support Our Own. Choose Locally Grown. campaign.
Support Our Own. Choose Locally Grown. promotes Loddon Campaspe-grown fruit and veg. The campaign aims to enhance awareness and consumption of Loddon Campaspe-grown fruit and veg available locally and at local food retailers.
Why support locally grown?
- Your produce will be fresh and tasty.
- Locally grown produce is no more expensive than produce grown outside of our region.
- You will enjoy eating with the seasons.
- There's lots to choose from.
- Local growers, stores, and our local economy benefit.
- You are helping to reduce food miles.
- Eating fruit and veg is great for our health!
Want to know what’s grown in our region, where to find it and how to use it? Check out the resources below.
HLC local produce research project
During May-June 2023, Healthy Loddon Campaspe commissioned researchers from Deakin University to conduct research into the price of fruit and vegetables at a variety of retailers across our region available during Autumn. Researchers analysed the price of 10 fruits and 27 vegetables that are most commonly consumed by the Australian population and can be feasibly grown in our region.
A total of 60 stores were audited across City of Greater Bendigo, Campaspe Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire, Mount Alexander Shire, Central Goldfields Shire, and Loddon Shire. Of these, 34 were small supermarkets, 17 were large supermarkets, six were greengrocers and three were farmers market stalls.
Healthy Loddon Campaspe will replicate this research methodology to also explore the price of fruits and vegetables across Winter, Spring and Summer, so that data is available across all seasons.
Check out the detailed reports HERE.
Where to get your hands on locally grown fruit and veg
There are lots of places to purchase locally grown fruit and veg right across our region. Whether it's from your local green grocer, farmers market or straight from the farm gate! Check out the lists below to find the one closest to you.
2nd Saturday of the month, 9am-12.30pm
Dai Gum San
Every Thursday, 1pm-4pm
The Good Loaf
Most Saturdays 9.30am- 2.30pm
1st Sunday of month 9am-1pm
Every Wednesday, 2.30pm-5.30pm
1st and 3rd Saturday of month
2nd Saturday of month 8.30am-1pm
4th Saturday of month 9am-1pm
5 times a year - 5th Saturday of the month
Maldon Farmers Market
2nd Sunday of each month 9am-1.30pm
3rd Saturday of month 9am-1pm
3rd Saturday of month 9am-1pm
Every 3rd Sunday of month
1st Saturday of month 9am-1pm
Shop online - https://www.bendigofresh.com/
Huntly North. Temporarily closed for winter.
Shop online - https://kennedyfarmproduce.com.au/
Shop online - https://www.bwgrove.com.au/shop/
Check out the local fresh fruit and veg growers from across our region right here
Bendigo - Huntly Organics
Bendigo - Sandors Harvest - fruit and veg
Bendigo - Bendigo Fresh Farms - fruit and veg
Boort - Saluté Oliva - olives
Corop - Kennedy Farm Produce
Goornong - Bridgeward Grove Olives
Harcourt - Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op
Harcourt - Gung Hoe Growers
Harcourt - Langdale Orchards - apples and pears
Harcourt - Pollards apples and pears
Harcourt - The Orchard Keepers
Harcourt - Woody's Harcourt apples - apples
Heathcote - Flying Bok Choy
Maldon - Nuggetty Garlic - garlic
Metcalfe - Northumberland Growers - fruit and veg
Redesdale / Barfold - Barfold Olives - olives
Riddells Creek / Clarkefield - Wildwood Organics - veggies
Romsey - Romsey Ranges Farm - veggies
Torrumbarry - Crossies 'Cados
Welshmans Reef - Goughs Range Olives
Local grower bios
We have an amazing array of fresh fruit and veg producers right across the Loddon Campaspe region. From apples, to leafy greens, to avocadoes and potatoes - there's always something locally grown in season!
What's in season in our region? Eating and growing!
We were delighted to include some of our local fruit and veg growers and retailers in our Support Our Own. Choose Locally Grown. TV commercials.
Check out the TV commercials HERE!
We'd love your feedback!
Tell us what you think about the Support Our Own. Choose Locally Grown. campaign!
- Have you noticed any online or in-store advertisements?
- Has this encouraged you to buy locally grown produce?
- Would you support future campaigns that promote locally grown produce and healthy eating?
Other great resources
Grow It Local - residents in the Loddon Campaspe region shires (Campaspe, Central Goldfields, City of Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander) can sign up to Grow It Local for FREE thanks to our partnership with them!
City of Gastronomy - Bendigo has been designated as a creative city of gastronomy – recognising all the exciting things happening across the city and region in food and beverages, culture and sustainability. The gastronomy region covers Bendigo and eight other local government areas, and has been recognised for its quality produce, agriculture, creative businesses and strong networks of cooperation.
Grow Cook Share Food Hub - Bendigo Foodshare - one of seven Future Healthy Food Hubs across Victoria. The Grow Cook Share Food Hub is co-designed by our community to ensure an inclusive, accessible and inspiring food system. They are working with local producers, young people, and our multicultural communities, to grow, cook, share and sell food and to showcase our amazing food culture.
Open Food Network - Open Food Network Australia works to transform the food system. They are a not-for-profit building the tools and resources needed to create a new food system that is fair, local, and transparent.