Festa Eve Day & Night Market
8 October 2016 – 10am to 10pm
On the day before the big day, the festa grounds will be open to celebrate Festa Eve with a Day & Night Market. Bands and DJs will play throughout the day and into the night, and for the first time the Melbourne Salami Festa will host a Farmer’s Market. Saturday will also be the official opening of the Grand Salumi Hall so come and be the first to wander through to discover and taste the best artisan salumi producers in the country.
The Farmers Market
We’re preaching to the converted when we say that good quality salami is a dish in itself. But at the same time the right pairing can take you even deeper into food heaven. With this in mind, we’ve introduced a new feature of the festa this year, the Farmer’s Market: an unmissable selection of home-grown, artisan quality products from local growers and producers.
Zeally Bay Sourdough
Straight from Torquay, Zeally Bay Sourdough are the first sourdough bakery in Victoria to offer a fully certified range of genuine, quality, handcrafted loaves. The bread your salami deserves.
Rose Creek Estate
Described as the ‘Tuscany of Keilor’, Rose Creek Estate produces boutique wines and olive oils based on traditional techniques from Varapodio in Italy. Unsurprisingly, both are good enough to drink.
There’s free range then there’s ‘Open Range’. That’s what you can expect from Real Eggs, whose Isa Brown hens graze across thousands of acres in Daylesford, with only 10 birds per hectare.
The Faranda family have been farming Werribee South since 1952, and will be bringing not only the produce they take great pride in, but also Sicilian-style preserves, to tempt the festa crowds.
Pickled in Heidelberg by Mary, Mother of Four, and her husband Sam. This lovingly handmade produce is as close to a religious experience as you’ll ever get from an
eggplant or green tomato. Just as delicious for the atheists among us too.
Saturday 8 October 10am – 10pm
General Admission: $10
Salami Sessions Workshops: $40
Kids Cooking Workshops: $12.50