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Stop in for a morning coffee or a fresh, seasonal lunch at The Local on the corner of Barker and Templeton Streets and support sustainable farming practices while you're at it. The Local is the latest venture from Castlemaine social enterprise Growing Abundance that runs workshops, backyard harvest programs and local school canteens. Located in The Hub Building, which features its own demonstration food-growing garden, The Local offers locally sourced, ethical meals with all profits contributing towards its various sustainability programs. So settle into the cosy surrounds, check out what's growing in the planter boxes on the street, and pick up a take-away tiffin meal for home.

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