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Croydon Farmers' Market

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
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It's a small market but big on variety
Farmers Market at Croydon.

Market sign.
Almost there.

As markets go, this one is not large, but it is very popular judging by the number of patrons there soon after opening. I visited this market about six months ago and many of the same stalls were there, indicating business is good.

Market stalls
View from the entrance.

The tent stalls are arranged in a semi-circle, allowing a slow amble around them all.

Market stalls
Another general view.

Being a farmers market, fresh farm produce was very evident in the form of fruit and vegetables.

Near the entrance was the very popular Revive Mobile Café. Apart from the usual hot drinks cold ones and fruit juices were also available.

coffee stall
Get your coffee fix here.

An interesting stall was Wendy's "Message in a Bottle," succulents of many different types and sizes in pots, mugs, cups and wooden planter boxes. "Where's the bottles?" I asked, as I only saw one specimen in a bottle.

succulents
Wendy and her succulents.

Wendy explained that when she started her Message in a Bottle business, most were in bottles, but gradually people preferred them not in bottles, but the name has stuck.

succulents
Cups full of succulents.

A very unusual farm product was Oyshii mushrooms. They offer fresh gourmet mushrooms, dry gourmet mushrooms and grow at home kits.

Mushroom stall
Oyshii mushrooms.


mushrooms
Very exotic.

Feeling hungry? Gourmet Pies could tempt you with many different pie combinations and next to them was Artisan British Foods by Pacdon Park offering pork pies and other porcine products.

food stalls
The hunger quenching stalls.

At Fergy's Artisan Breads, you could get your daily bread as well as your rolls, donuts, croissants, muffins and more. I purchased three jam doughnuts for $5-00, one of them made it home.

Bread stall
Baked goodies.


bread
You daily bread.


Wendy's organic Beeswax Wraps looked interesting. Not an eating wrap but a wrap to keep your eats fresh. They are healthy food wraps made from 100% organic cotton, beeswax, pine resin and Jojoba oil. They are very reusable and replace popular plastic coverings that many people are glad to use.

wraps
Wendy and her wraps.


wraps
Many designs.

The home gardener was catered for with many plants and shrubs available.

plant stall
Plants in the foreground.


You could also get honey, micro greens, homemade natural pet treats, dahlia cakes and custom made soaps.

The Croydon Farmers Market is on the second Saturday of the month, 8.00 am until 1.00 pm.
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When: 9 November 2019
Where: Croydon Park. Hewish Road Croydon
Cost: Free
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