Mulgrave Makers and Farmers Market

28 Aug

I have just found my new favourite place – The Mulgrave Makers/Farmers Market.

http://www.mulgravefarmersmarket.com.au/

http://www.mulgravemakersmarket.com.au/default.aspx

The ‘Farmers’ are there every Sunday, the ‘Makers’ on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Although there’s lots of great markets around these days, one thing  really stood out about this one. The people. Everyone was so friendly and relaxed. The unexpected spring-like weather may have had something to do with it but it wasn’t just that.  Most food stalls offered very generous tastings and were more than happy for people to try before they buy. Something my partner Scott was most pleased about. He’s much happier to help carry purchases when there’s snacks on offer.

It felt like there was something for everyone. Live music, tables to sit at and grab a coffee or a bite to eat – not to mention the Nemo bouncy castle complete with bouncy slide.

To top things off, the produce and craft alike was of a really high quality. And with great variety too. There were a lot of homemade crafts that I’d never seen before. At many stalls it was hard to decide which item I wanted to purchase most!

In the end we returned home with

  • a beautifully fragranced lemongrass handwash

  • A funny looking vegetable peeler (which hopefully performs as well as the demonstration – will have to report back on that once I’ve had time to take it for a test run)

  • Locally made spinach and fetta spring rolls

  • blue cheese that packs an extra salty punch – maybe not to everyone’s taste but I say yum!
  • home made pizzas to have for lunch
  • prawn dumplings from the ‘Pasta Ladies’

And finally some Orlo and Pearl approved Dog Biscuits – which at $2 were an absolute bargain. Plus the proceeds from this stall went to charity – good times all round.

The next Farmers/Makers combined market is Sunday the 25th of September.

Can’t wait!

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