Seek out growers of unusual cucumber varieties for a change from everyday Lebanese and continentals.
Lunch box fare
Clingstone peaches have started and Elaine Jenkins from the Fruitfarm Johnsonville says while early varieties aren't the best for bottling, they're beautifully sweet and travel well for school lunches.
- Matt Wilkinson's Roast peaches in caramel with mascarpone mousse recipe.
In the vegie patch
Time to get broccoli in the soil. Stagger planting to stretch out your harvest.
Accredited farmers' markets
Saturday: Bendigo, Coal Creek (Korumburra), Collingwood, Geelong, Kyneton, Old Cheese Factory (Berwick), Mornington. Sunday: Flemington.