wineries and breweries
small-scale, niche and artisnal producers in the region
regular community and farmers markets
One of the strengths of our region is the great diversity of what we produce here. The ‘gastronomy region’ we referred to in our UNESCO Creative Cities application spans from the Murray River to the Macedon ranges, and comprises the North Central Catchment area, the Loddon Campaspe region, as well as the lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and other Traditional Owner Groups. In recent years our City and region have transformed into a foodie and creative hub, with art, food, music and innovation inspiring the community and attracting visitors and new residents. We are home to award-winning produce and restaurants, as well as many successful grass-roots initiatives to reduce food poverty, adapt to climate change and champion creativity.