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Kilmore’s Dexter’s Hot Sauce to hit national shelves

By Max Davies A Kilmore hot sauce production company has started to find its feet on the national level, hitting the shelves of Woolworths in Sydney for a trial last month. Established in 2020, the idea...

Promoting community connections through olives

By Max Davies THE Whittlesea Food Collective is this week starting its first olive harvest celebration, bringing people together to learn new skills with an olive theme. The olive harvest will feature five main activities, beginning...

Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival line-up turning heads

A quality line-up of events is set to attract residents and tourists to the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival, from Sunday through to Monday, April 25. Ticketed events are selling quickly, so organisers advise people to...

Campaign announced to support Macedon Ranges producers

Central Victorians are being encouraged to buy their fresh produce direct from its source by visiting one of the many farm gates in the region. With COVID-related staff shortages affecting the availability of food on...

Competition to crown Macedon Ranges’ best plant-based dish

In what is believed to be an Australian first, cafes and pubs in the Macedon Ranges Shire will battle it out this year for the newest food prize, the Edgy Veg award, recognising the...

Autumn festival set to promote Macedon Ranges

PLANNING for one of Victoria’s newest events, the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival, is charging ahead, promising a program that celebrates the region’s uniqueness with events, activities, nature experiences, autumn produce and creativity across the shire. The...

Kilmore’s Red Lion Brewery owner to face court

THE Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former operators of Kilmore’s Red Lion Brewery. Facing court is Red Lion Brewery Pty Ltd, which formerly operated the Red Lion Brewery bistro and is...

Petition to reopen Romsey Hotel after owner has kept it shut for four years

By Tricia Mifsud A PETITION to pressure the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to have the current owner of the Romsey Hotel, which has been shut since 2017, to either sell or restore and reopen the...

One of Melbourne’s best pastry chefs opened two Macedon Ranges ice cream shops just...

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A renowned Melbourne pastry chef has left the city behind to bring ice cream and sorbet to the Macedon Ranges. Andrea Reiss, known as Dre – a Woodend resident and founder of Chez...

Gardening for good: Meet the students growing food for community members in need

YEAR 11 and 12 students from Epping Secondary College are gardening for a cause at Greenbrook Community House, growing vegetables to help community members in need of extra support during COVID-19 lockdowns. Each Thursday since...