Chit Chat: Eden Open Gardens Festival this weekend

Open Gardens

The Eden Lioness Club and garden owners are proud to present seven magnificent gardens in this year’s Open Gardens Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, from 10am until 4pm. Entry is $10 per person for a booklet to all gardens and is available from the Lioness tent in front of the Eden Scout Hall, Princes Highway, Eden, on the weekend from 9am to 4pm. Single garden entry is $5 paid at the garden gate. This is the Lionesses’ major fundraiser, so head along and be inspired.

Cash mob

Cash Mob is this Saturday, October 27. The group will converge on a local retailer with the intention of spending $20, then after shopping get together for morning tea, this way two local businesses receive a little boost. There will be nine shopping vouchers given away thanks to supporting businesses. Meet out the front of the Post Office at 10am before heading off. We will be finished in time to visit the Lioness Open Gardens then relax on the Whale Festival’s Cruise on Cat Balou.

Family history

Bega Valley Genealogy Society will be holding its last meeting for 2018 at the Old Courthouse, Pambula Sunday,  October 28, at 2pm. Visitors are welcome to participate along with members in ‘Pot Luck Day’, sharing interesting tales or items about family history uncovered when memories of relatives were stirred or unexpected documents or memorabilia surfaced from unlikely sources. Afternoon tea will be provided.

Market day

Nethercote will hold its spring produce market on Saturday, October 27 from 8am-noon. Fruit and vegie stalls will have plentiful supplies, there will be loads of eggs, Tilba cheese, honey, nuts, grass fed beef and lamb, chilli products, fresh flowers, oysters, bread and plant seedlings, all produced on Nethercote’s doorstep. 

Invite a friend along and enjoy a cooked breakfast from the Nethercote Residents’ Association barbecue, or catch up over a coffee or tea with a delicious slice of home-made cake while listening to the foot-tapping live band Red Heart Blue. 

Do you have some fresh home produce to sell but not enough for a stall of your own? You can sell it on our growers’ stall, from a bunch herbs to a crate of lettuce. Drop it into Nethercote Hall between 3 and 4pm on Friday afternoon or before 8am on market day.

This Nethercote Produce Market will be donating its profits to Bega Valley Farmers who have been doing it tough in the drought, which you can support by buying your morning cuppa from our morning tea stall, fruit and veges from the Growers’ stall or raffle tickets for the market hamper, which contains delicious goodies from all of our stallholders!

Doors open at 8am for the early birds looking for the top produce, and close at noon just after the raffle draw.

More markets

Wyndham Village Market is on Sunday, October 28 in and surrounding the Wyndham Hall from 8.30am to 1pm with an array of stalls. A variety of plants will feature this month to inspire following the rain, together with all your favourites including delicious homebaking, lovingly hand made jewellery, cards and knitwear, organic skin products, fruit and veg, books, lavender products, bric-a-brac, collectibles, rustic bits and pieces, leather work, Aboriginal art, unique handcrafted giftware, eco friendly products, quality herbs and spices for both man and beast, astrology readings, Wyndham’s own great coffee, the jumping castles for the kids and more!

Support the Wyndham Men’s Shed in their fundraising efforts as they provide good food and cuppas for the next three months.

The market is followed by the Jingera Rock Music open mic event from 1-5pm at the sports ground, where musicians of all genres are most welcome. There’s plenty of seating and good food available on site, so just bring your own refreshments and enjoy a great day among friends old and new.