Welcome to Your Macedon Ranges for the week of Monday, September 6, to Sunday, September 12.
As essential food services, our local markets are allowed to operate during these days in lockdown. The next markets due to be held are:
- Sat Sept 11: Kyneton Farmers’ Market (St Paul’s Park, Piper St; 8.30am-1pm).
- Sat Sept 18: Riddells Creek Farmers’ Market (Memorial Dr; 9am-1pm).
- Sat Sept 18: Trentham Farmers’ Market (Town Square, High St; 9am-1pm).
- Sun Sept 19: Malmsbury Farmers’ Market (Malmsbury cricket ground, Ellesmere Pl; 9am-1pm).
Riddells Creek Bakery and Gisborne Collective feature in Channel 9’s Postcards at 5.30pm today (Sun). And with the lockdown extended, I’m continuing to focus on our local businesses and the changes to their trading hours and services. The list of businesses has been updated and expanded, and is also on the Your Macedon Ranges website for you to share.
This week my thanks go to the Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society for the local history feature, and in particular to photographer Kylie McKay.
See you on the 19th!
No, it isn’t a golfing reference. I’m taking a break next week and using the time to recharge and work on some content ideas. The newsletter will be back on Sunday, September 19. In the meantime, take care and enjoy as much as you can of the beautiful early weeks of spring.
Beer, wine, spirits
Kyneton Animus Distillery: Bottleshop open from 12pm every day. Order online for pick-up or delivery.
Mount Macedon Mount Towrong Vineyard: Online store. Takeaway available. Phone 0488 155088.
Newham Big Tree Distillery: Order online.
Newham Hanging Rock Winery: Free local delivery. Sign up to the Wine Club newsletter for 10% off all wine. Estate-grown, grass-fed, two-year-old Speckle Park beef, plus other local produce, available for pick-up. Phone 5427 0542.
Pipers Creek Hunter-Gatherer: Order online. Free delivery within Macedon Ranges.
Rochford Saranta: 2021 wine range just released. Free local delivery.
Woodend Holgate Brewhouse: Taproom open for beer, wine and gin. Phone 5427 2510.
Woodend Woodend Wine Store: Order online or phone 5427 2228.
Kyneton Aesop’s Attic Bookshop: Click and collect. Follow the link to view the catalogue. 20% off all new titles. Phone 5422 6059 to get the discount.
Kyneton Squishy Minnie Bookstore: Click and collect Thu-Sat, 10am to 2pm. Kyneton deliveries (free): Thu-Sat. Macedon Ranges deliveries ($5): Fri. Zoom storytime 9.30am on Wednesdays. Bookclubs and screenwriting class also on Zoom.
Lancefield Red Door Books: Click and collect 10am-2pm daily. Buy online and go into a weekly draw to win a $50 gift voucher.
Macedon Ranges Libraries: Reserve (online or by phone) and collect.
Woodend New Leaves: Click and collect. Phone Woody on 0417 441413.
Woodend Woodend Bookshop: Online catalogue. Free delivery in Macedon Ranges. Contact Ed on 0448 661373 or via email.
Clothes & Toys Sweet Creatures Emporium: Online store. Free contactless Romsey delivery. Baby gift sets can be gift-wrapped and posted.
Music Mini Maestros: Online classes for children aged 6 months to 5 years. Phone Jo on 0417 703690.
Toys Karismatic Kids (Woodend): Click and collect Tues-Sat 9am-11am. Delivering throughout the Macedon Ranges. Order via Facebook page (click link).
Toys Lynn’s Dolls Clothes: Contact via Facebook page (click link).
Gisborne Jumbuck Sheepskin and Leather: Click or call and collect. Phone 0419 552055.
Kyneton Alex Muir Australia: Online store.
Kyneton Kyneton Drycleaners: Mon-Fri 8.30am-3pm, Sat 10am-12pm.
Kyneton Oliver Campbell Trading: Order via email, social media or phone and collect. New website launching this week. Phone 0456 823349.
Trentham Frankie & Mae: Online store. Orders sent daily.
Woodend Macedon Ranges Dry Cleaners: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 10am-12pm.
Woodend Cuttings Lifestyle: Click and collect, 10am-1pm daily. Free shipping during lockdown. Enter a draw to win a $100 voucher by placing an online order during lockdown.
Food & Drink
Gisborne 3 Little Pigs: Open for takeaway and delivery, 8am-3pm.
Gisborne Gisborne Collective: Takeaway and delivery. Full menu, specials, cakes and drinks. Phone 9036 4200.
Gisborne Gisborne Golf Club: Takeaway orders from 4pm. Pick-up and delivery 5pm-8pm. Tues-Sat.
Gisborne Gisborne Ice Cream Co: Takeaway Wed-Thu 11am-5pm, Fri-Sun 11am-6pm.
Gisborne The Flying Pigeon: Takeaway Wed-Sat, 5.30pm-8pm. $10 cocktails. Order from 5pm.
Gisborne The Jolly Miller: Takeaway.
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Kyneton Angie’s Cafe and Bakeshop: Takeaway Mon-Sat 9am-3pm.
Kyneton Duck Duck Goose and Larder: Takeaway pizza Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat 4pm-8pm.
Kyneton Fed Foodstore and Catering: Trading hours Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm. Heat-and-eat meals, lunch options and retail products.
Kyneton Fook Shing: Takeaway 5pm-7.30pm Fri-Sat. Order by 7pm. Phone 5422 6560.
Kyneton Social Foundry: Trading hours 9am-2pm.
Kyneton Super Sushi: Takeaway Tue-Fri 10am-2pm.
Lancefield Lancefield Hotel: Takeaway. Kitchen open 5pm-7pm. Text orders to 0497 802558.
Lancefield Lancefield Providore: Shop open. Local deliveries. Order online or phone 5429 1969.
Macedon Macedon Chippy: Open Fri-Sun from 4.30pm.
Malmsbury Malmsbury Bakery: Takeaway 7am-3pm every day. Order via email or phone 5423 2369.
Malmsbury The Malmsbury: Takeaway Wed-Sat. Order from 4pm. Collect 5.30pm-7.30pm.
Mount Macedon Mount Macedon Winery: Takeaway. Plus local cheese and charcuterie box with bottle of wine $60. Phone 5427 4172.
Mount Macedon Top of the Range Tea Rooms: Online store.
New Gisborne Baringo Food & Wine Co: Cafe open 8am-2pm daily for takeaway. Whistlestop Pub open for takeaway meals Sat-Mon 4.30pm-8.30pm. Phone 5428 2144.
Newham Newham General Store: Takeaway. Phone 5427 0766.
Riddells Creek Goosey Gander: Takeaway, Mon-Fri 6am-2pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2.30pm.
Riddells Creek Riddells Creek Hotel: Takeaway and delivery (Riddells Creek, Gisborne, New Gisborne, Monegeetta). Orders from 4pm Tues-Sat.
Riddells Creek Vic’s at Seasons: Little Vic’s open for takeaway, Thu-Sun from 4pm.
Romsey Macedon Ranges Produce: Online orders and free delivery.
Romsey Old Mates Cafe: Lockdown lunchboxes $35. Order by 1.30pm for next-day pick-up. Ready by 8am in time for school.
Romsey Romsey Ice Cream Parlour: Open for takeaway.
Romsey Romsey Indian Restaurant: Online orders. Takeaway and delivery.
Romsey Soltan Pepper: Takeaway. Phone 5429 3190.
Romsey Tony’s Place: Takeaway. Order from 4pm. Phone 4405 2855.
Trentham Chaplin’s: Take-home meals Mon-Fri.
Trentham Cosmopolitan Hotel: Takeaway. Wed-Sun, 5pm-7.30pm.
Woodend Bourkies Bakehouse: Open Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 7.30am-3pm, Sun 8.30am-3pm.
Woodend Cosy Corner Cafe: Takeaway. Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm. $10 baked potatoes. Phone 0490 761 421.
Woodend Fox in the Chamber: Mon-Fri 7am-12pm, Sat-Sun 8am-12pm. Text ahead to grab-and-go: 0456 778664.
Woodend Kuzu Izakaya: Takeaway Wed-Sat. Gift vouchers available to buy online. Phone 4417 7804.
Woodend Mountain View Garlic: Open from 10am, Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun.
Woodend Super Lekker: Open Wed-Sun from 5pm.
Woodend The Milko: Takeaway Mon-Tue 8am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-4pm.
Woodend The Victoria Hotel: Takeaway Wed-Sat from 5.30pm. Bottleshop 3pm-8.30pm. Phone 5427 2721.
Woodend Woodend Ice Cream Co: Open Wed-Sun 11am-5pm for takeaway tubs, scoops, sweets, treats and cakes.
Home & Garden
DIY Woodend Hardware: Collect orders Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.
Florist Flowers in a Vase (Woodend): Phone and online orders. Half-price delivery during lockdown. Phone: 5427 4554.
Garden Macedon Nursery and Garden Supplies: Call and collect or local delivery. Open Mon-Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 10am-2pm.
Garden Riddells Creek Nursery: Call and collect 9am-4pm daily. Delivery to Macedon Ranges Tues and Thu. Phone 5428 7387.
Garden Rodilesa Plant Supplies (Kyneton): Call and collect. Phone 5422 2732.
Garden Woodend Nursery: Click and collect 10am-2pm every day. Check social media for offers. Request veggies, seedlings, seeds and garden essentials at the gate. Must call 0400 939656 before you arrive. Garden design and landscaping available for Macedon Ranges clients.
Home B.P & Co (Woodend): Click and collect.
Home Bryleigh House (Woodend): Free delivery within 5km of Woodend.
Home Endangered (Woodend): Click or call and collect, Mon-Sat 10am-12pm. Delivery within Macedon Ranges. Phone 0409 175771 or 5427 1198.
Home & Garden Woodend General: Click and collect, 10am-12pm every day from Monday. Orders shipped Australia-wide.
Kitchen Mort & Pestle (Woodend): Online orders, click and collect, or phone 5427 4500.
Art The Old Auction House (Kyneton): Free delivery in Kyneton. Click or call and collect for art and craft supplies. Phone 5422 2047.
Art The Little Gallery (Trentham): White Rabbit Winter Show now online.
Auctions Steve Graham Auctioneer (Woodend): Online auctions. Click and collect or free local contactless delivery.
Chemist Woodend Pharmacy: Local delivery and kerbside pick-up. Phone: 5427 2410.
Craft Heat-pressed by Helen (Romsey): Order via Facebook and phone 0409 959104.
Exercise Equilibrium Pilates (Lancefield): Online support during lockdown. Contact Kirsty for information.
Pets Gisborne Veterinary Clinic: Contactless protocols. Phone 5428 2805.
Pets Woodend Veterinary Centre: Contactless protocols. Phone 5427 9200.
Skincare Skintervention (Woodend): Online consultations. Product sales via email, website or social media. Free local delivery. Order by 9am Weds. Free postage on orders over $100.
Vehicles The Garage (Woodend): Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm. Pick-up and drop-off car servicing. Phone 5427 1060.
See you in two weeks!
P.S. I’ve tried my best to ensure accuracy, but please follow the links above to confirm details before buying, ordering or attending.
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With thanks to Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society. The society meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm, at Lancefield court house, in Main Rd, Lancefield.
Seymour Cottage has no shortage of doors – its walls are made from them.
The cottage, one of the oldest houses in Romsey, was built in the mid-1850s. For almost 60 years it was the home of Sidney and Elizabeth Seymour and their family.
The rare prefabricated cladding, formed from Singapore-made pairs of meranti timber doors, makes it even more significant.
Now in the care of the Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society, the cottage is included in a campaign for all 104 surviving portable buildings imported to Australia in the 19th century to be World Heritage Listed.
📘 Seymour Cottage Romsey: 165 Years of History and Heritage, by Fay Woodhouse, can be purchased from the Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society for $15.
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