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My New Years Resolution......To Make More

A happy new year to all the makers and makers to be out there. A new year always brings new ideas, goals & new skills to learn. So let's all make 2017 the year of making. Make time for yourself, family & friends to get together & make something. You will find it gives back much , much more than grabbing the same item off the shelf. 

~ Melbourne Tomato Festival ~ 

It's that time of the year, as the sunshine pushes up the plants & we start to see some action on the tomato front, that means that the ever growing Melbourne Tomato Festival is nearly upon us. On March the 19th, All Nations Park in Northcote will be transformed into a mecca for fine food & drink, music & of course Passata making. Gather up your friends & family & join in the fun with us. We will be doing hands on Passata making demo's all day for the public to join in on, so please don't wear all white. It won't end well. This festival is getting bigger & better every year, so jump in early to grab your tickets here on the MTF site

~ Red Means Go Time for Passata ~


All over the country people are tending to their plants, watering carefully & building intricate staking set ups for their Tomato plants. Yes, the Passata making day is nearly here. Are you ready ? We have received our shipment from Italy & our shelves are ready for the sauce. Pot's, crates, bottles, electric machines,  manual machines & gas burners. Don't leave it to the last minute, come in & see us soon. 

~ Mirboo North Italian Festa ~ 

We are three weeks away from one of Victoria's biggest Italian Festa's, the Mirboo North Italian Festa. There is something here for young & old. Music, comedy, cooking demo's, food galore & even some good old fashioned grape stomping to keep you busy. This sounds like the perfect excuse for a Sunday drive down to scenic Gippsland. Home Make It will be doing demonstrations & will host a pop up store on the day. Please come along & have a chat. See you there !

~ Clayton Street Festival ~

On the same day, The City of Monash is hosting the annual Clayton Street Festival. From 12pm to 5pm the Clayton Street festival will be hive of fun & activities for all ages. Home Make It will have a pop up shop on the day, as well as holding Passata & Sausage making demonstrations throughout the day. As always, feel free to come along & have a chat. See you there ! 

~ Cade's Brew News ~ 

Another year, and another brewing adventure. From a simple extract brew, moving up to all grain brewing or even starting your sour beer experiments. We can help. 

Our fridges are full of fresh hops for you , and we have good stocks of WhiteLabs, Wyeast, Safale, Saflager  to finish off your brew. 

Our grain station is ready for your next mash & we have plenty of 25kg sacks here in stores for those who like to buy in bulk. Don't forget that we have the all new Grain Recipe kits in store too, come in & give them a try ! 

Yesterday we had another batch of Fresh Wort Kits made at The Craft & Co, this time a big dark Red IPA. These will be in store next week , ready for you to throw mountains of hops at. We have good stocks of our Pale Ale Wort Kit & American Session Ale Wort Kit in stock at the moment too. 


~ Courses ~ 

Check out our workshops for 2017 - we have some new ones now available!!!!. Click on the links for all the workshop dates and for more details. Our workshops are hands on, fun and interactive. To participate in one of our great courses, just book your spot ONLINE or call our Clayton or Reservoir stores for assistance.

~ Specials ~

Click on our sale banner below for this week's Specials .   


~ Vouchers ~

Gift Vouchers and Course Vouchers make an ideal gift for. Available In-store or ONLINE