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Farmers Market, Caulfield

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Crisper, juicier, fresher, more flavoursome from the market
There is no substitute for fresh home-grown garden variety vegetables. Sure, there is the handy supermarket which accounts for the main grocery budget of most Australian families, but take a trip to the local Farmers Market in Melbourne and you are in for a treat.

A Black Rabbit
A little black rabbit for the children to pat.

The Farmers Market in Caulfield is open every second Saturday from 8am to 1pm. Entry is $2 for adults, free for children. Parking is available, and so are accessible toilets.

Browsing the Stalls
People Browse the Market Stalls

This morning, the rain had just eased and the sun was shining through a day predicted to reach 20 degrees Celsius. It was 8am and not many people were around, however the crowds arrived shortly thereafter.

Fresh fruit and vegetables for sale
Fresh fruit and vegetables

Stalls available:
A cake stand, farm-fresh cheeses, food for city animals, jams and preserves, smoked fish, meat, hand-made soaps, a chocolate pudding stand, hive-extracted honey, field-fresh mushrooms, ripe truss and cherry tomatoes, pestos, strawberries and cherries, home-made pies, oranges, an organic food stand, herbs, and more.

A friendly goat
A friendly goat

On the small hill situated behind the circular walk of tents and cars, was the main attraction for small children; a bouncy castle, and a fence-enclosure with roaming farm animals.

You have to be quick to pat this little black goat
You have to be quick to pat this little black goat

A few rabbits, chickens, geese, goats, and a black sheep were friendly enough for the kiddies to pat or chase after.

The Hypothetical Black Sheep
The Hypothetical Black Sheep

There is coffee available. A couple from Berwick makes the tastiest coffees with Australian-produced Devondale milk. However, if soy milk suits your taste, then soy is available as well.

Farmers Markets occur all throughout Australia, the movement began in 2003, with the idea of bringing farm-fresh produce to inner-city communities. Resellers, imported goods, and crafts are excluded, but fresh or home-made produce is what you will find.

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Why? Australian made, grown and produced. Vitamin and mineral packed vegetables
When: Every second Saturday 8am - 1pm
Where: Caulfield
Cost: $2 entry, kids free.
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