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Fresh produce for Christmas at the twilight market
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the Kingston Farmers' Market in Highett. I've lived in the area since last December and put it down on a list of things I intended to do as I wanted to experience as much as the area had to offer.
Finally, eleven months after moving in, I did it. It was raining but I didn't care. I grabbed my umbrella and shopping bags, took hubby along and was so glad I did.
The first place that caught my attention was the King Valley Walnut Farm stall. The owner introduced me to her parents who had started the farm many years earlier. She had fresh walnuts, walnut jams and walnut pickles for sale. I'd never heard of walnut pickles and I'm still a bit perplexed as to how they're made - but the important thing is, they're delicious and go so well with cheese.
Boatshed Cheese - One of many stall holders at Kingston Farmers Market
Speaking of cheese, that was my next stop - a little stall with a large range of cheeses all ready for me to try called Boatshed Cheese. It was a difficult decision, but I finally went with a lovely oozy goat brie-style cheese.
I bought hazelnut salad oil, honey by the classic name of "Bloody Good Honey" and delicious melt-in-the-mouth organic chocolates (one of which is a salted lime).
By the time I was ready to leave, I couldn't believe that it had taken me so long to get around to attending the market. It's a must for anyone living in Kingston or nearby.
To further my excitement, I found out that they're having a Christmas Twilight version of their farmers' market which just happens to fall on my birthday - the 21st of December from 4pm - 7.30pm. So now I know what I'll be doing for my birthday this year!
The Kingston Farmers' Market Christmas Twilight Market is at Sir William Fry Reserve (opposite Southland Shopping Centre) on the Nepean Hwy, Highett. BYO Bag and $2 entry fee. Parking is onsite and free of charge.
Click here for more info on Kingston Farmers Market.