Markets I’ve Visited

28 09 2012

042. Visit five markets I’ve never been to before  [more info]

I’ve visited a few markets within Melbourne (and surrounds) that I had never visited up until the beginning of this project, which were:

  • St. Andrews Market
  • Hurstbridge Farmer’s Market
  • Flemington Farmer’s Market
  • Bundoora Farmer’s Market
  • Wattle Festival, Hurstbridge

While I didn’t blog about all of these markets, I have pictures of all but Flemington Farmer’s Market, as it turns out (though I remember taking pictures at the time… I just can’t find them on my computer unfortunately!)

Produce we bought from St Andrews Market (2010)

Hurstbridge Farmer’s Market goods (2010)

Bundoora Farmer’s Market (2012)

Hurstbridge Farmer’s Market again (2012)

The Wattle Festival, Hurstbridge (2012)

Hurstbridge Farmer’s Market

2 05 2010

011. Attend a Farmer’s Market [more info]
042. Visit five markets I’ve never been to before (2/5) [more info]

This morning I visited the Hurstbridge Farmer’s Market and sampled some yummy local produce.

I was expecting more fruit and vegetable stalls, but there were a handful of those (pumpkins, apples and potatoes mainly in season) in addition to breads, baked goods, honey and oils. Best of all, chemical and pesticide-free foods! I look forward to going again next month. 🙂

My purchases:

Pumpkin, kaffir lime leaves, snowpeas, garlic, strawberries, raw honey and tarts for afternoon tea with a friend.

St Andrews Market

13 03 2010

042. Visit five markets I’ve never been to before (1/5) [more info]

My husband and I headed to St Andrew Market early this morning to pick up some organic fruit and vegetables, as well as soak up the late Summer air (this coming week will be the last of 30C days for the year, I predict!).

We got some fantastic produce and made a delicious soup tonight containing lentils, tomatoes, zucchini, capsicum, garlic, onion, celery, olive oil and ground coriander seed. Dense sourdough bread and raw honey finished it off perfectly. ❤

I am so very much a foodie, there’s just something about homemade food being a comfort and antidote to busy working life.

042. Visit five markets that I’ve never been to before

21 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have visited five markets (any kind) for the first time. 

Why did I choose this goal? Because I love markets… The variety of handmade goods, the produce, walking around – it’s all so relaxing. Now that I’ve moved house, I’m nearer to a variety of semi-rural and rural markets that I’ve never been to (or considered) before.