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Lions Market at Woodside Revisited 2014

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by Haydn Radford (subscribe)
Haydn Radford -A freelance writer born in Adelaide, who loves living here. I write about movies, theatre, entertainment, literary and art events. I am happy to promote & review your events.
Published March 10th 2014

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Lions' Volunteers preparing a Lion's breakfast at Woodside Market.

Where regular stall owners and visitors become friends and support one another in a family friendly space.

Located in the Woodside Institute Hall and surrounding area on the corner of Onkaparinga Road and Nairn Road in Woodside every third Saturday of every month - 7.00 am - 12 noon.

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A whopping grilled Lion's breakie to begin the day.

With its friendly welcoming atmosphere, The Lions Market at Woodside has been a long time favourite of mine, whether it was for the fresh farmers' fruit and vegetables, home baked scones, cakes and pastries, honey, chutneys and jams; or the extensive variety crafts and jewellery; or the great range of plants for your garden along with useful expert advice.

Since my previous article in 2012, some more interesting stalls have joined Woodside Market, so I felt it was timely for an update.

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Sally & Sharene of The Wayward Closet

At The Wayward Closet, "We make everything ourselves from maternity clothes with breast feeding with discreet feeding, ladies nighties and ponchos, little girls' skirts, happy pants, bags, hand-towels and pet beds," says owner, Sharene. "We import all good quality fabric and hand-craft everything. We are always looking for new things to make."

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Maternity ware from The Wayward Closet

At The Wayward Closet every item is unique; nothing is repeated; the items are only available at the market or by contacting Sharene direct at her website

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Tabitha - with her display of semi-precious gemstones.

Tabitha Eades of A Brush with Magic offers an inspiring thought for the day, "you can't be unhappy walking past a rainbow; rainbows just make people happy." She says, "Even if someone doesn't need something specifically from me, they will stop and have a chat and we both feel better for it."

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Tabitha - each stone is completely different depending on its setting, style and colour

Some visitors to the hills markets will know Tabitha Eades as the successful artist specialising in original hand-painted artwork of animal portraits; or as a Qualified Reiki practitioner; or for her display of semi-precious gemstones, which range from Agate and Jaspers to emerald, sapphires and rubies.

"They are not necessarily considered gem quality, but are more natural stone. I find them far more interesting, because you can actually see in the Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds, they have much more of a crystal structure, than the clear gemstones. My personal favourite is the Labradorite, which I am compellingly drawn too, as are other people, because each stone is completely different depending on its setting, style and colour."

Where some people are attracted to gemstones for their attractive colour qualities, others value the mystic qualities of the stones as well. Some people are often fascinated by the crystal meanings as well. There is bit of an unwritten rule that people know that stones can offer healing benefits. Tabitha also sources pieces with that in mind. She likes to have a variety of different stones that produce a sense of well being with people. From her Crystal Bible she can determine the different meanings of the different stones and what different crystals mean.

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Each stone is completely different depending on its setting, style & colour.

Certain crystals offer some people peace of mind and is a way of empowering them actually in helping them in a situation they might otherwise be struggling in. "It is nice actually to be able to offer a sense of comfort, even if its not of a medicinal level, but is just a mental and stress relief," says Tabitha. "It can offer some the strength of knowing they can get through a particular emotional stress they are going through." At the same time, Tabitha wouldn't ever recommend a gem or healing stone in place of traditional medicine, by any means, but it does offer somebody self help.

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Kate & Thomas of BrickLady Lego products.

The Brick Lady and her son, Thomas specialise in genuine Lego products, accessories kits, books and T-shirts. Kate sources and sells hard to find items that may be unavailable in stores anymore. She sells new and second hand collectable & vintage Lego kits and will also source hard to find Lego pieces for collectors.

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There is no age limit to Lego collectors; they range from children to adults.

Lego collectors are not necessarily children; there is no age limit, they range from children to adults. I was curious how Kate got interested in Lego. She explained there are a lot of adult fans of Lego around. My husband is nearly forty, my son eleven, and my daughter three, and they all love Lego. Kate with a shrug of a shoulder said, "I've just given in and joined them.

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Children learn a lot in design, in creativity and engineering skills with Lego.

Lego is a great creative toy. I've seen my children learn a lot in design, in creativity and engineering skills with Lego. Thomas is the knower of all things Lego and is the go-to-guy for information on kits and when they were made. We think it is a great how it lasts for a long time."

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Marlene Smith of Flair for Beads.

Marlene Smith creates handmade jewellery from her original designs. She buys all the components and puts her own designs together. Marlene said, "I double thread them to make them much stronger. I only make one of each design. I never make two the same. After attending classes I began creating jewellery as a past time. I have been doing it now for four years."

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Marlene's unique examples of handmade jewellery.

Bellissimo Gourmet Cupcakes and Cake Pops for all occasions.

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Bellissimo cupcakes for all special occasions & events.

Anna began baking for her children and her friends' children and was encouraged to start her own cake business. She uses the finest and freshest ingredients, free range eggs and organic and local produce where possible. She caters for gluten free, dairy free, as well as vegan.

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Volunteers displaying authentic African jewellery, beautiful handicraft artecrafts

The aim of Australia HOPE International Inc. is to try and help alleviate child poverty and provide emergency aid for the destitute. Volunteers displaying authentic African jewellery, beautiful handicraft artecrafts and stunning original paintings staff their display. The African women have created many of the items such as the beads and jewellery from re-cycled materials such as calendars. Proceeds from the sales of these items are in aid of H.O.P.E. projects in East Africa.

Jan West is a hand building potter from Humbug Scrub, who refers to herself as "The Witch of the West"; "a name given to me by my daughter," she says with a chuckle.
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Jan West - Handbuilding Potter

"I make pieces from clay without moulds working free hand, says Jan. "As you can't make two pieces identical free hand; they may look alike, but they are never exactly the same." Originally from England about 30 years ago, Jan loves outback Australia with its old houses and outback dunnies. She did an Art Craft certificate course and pottery was one of the things she could do at home. So I bought my own 10 cubic foot gas kiln and I work from home.

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Jan West - makes pieces from clay working free hand.

For Bonnie Kruger of Bonnie's Biscuits baking is a real passion; she has always enjoyed baking; learning first from her mum as a young girl, and still today uses some of mum's recipes.
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Bonnie Kruger Homemade biscuits

All of Bonnie's biscuits are home made with the best ingredients she can source, including butter. There is no added preservative. "All freshly baked for market day, and they taste great," says Bonnie with a cheeky chuckle.

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All freshly baked for market day.

Marlene Wiese & Justin Taylor of Millbrook Valley Farm at Inglewood have a small farm with mixed fruit and nut and an olive orchard. "Our main products are olive oil and the raw honey gathered from their hive, says Marlene.

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Marlene serving a customer at the Millswood Valley Farm stall.

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Millswood Valley Honey

"All our products are chemical free and organically grown, but we not registered organic. Our main lines are our olive oil, first cold pressed, which has won trophies. We make sure we pick our olives and them to the press within 24 hours and the quality is reflected. We have 2 oils, Greek and Italian. Hand and body cream, which is totally natural product made from olive oil and bees wax from our bee-hive, with no fillers."

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Millswood Olive Oil

Susan of Designs by Stimm has been selling her beautiful hand poured candles and melts at the Lions Market at Woodside for nearly two years. The markets to her are like a family; we are all passionate and love what we are doing and we look out for one another.

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Beautiful range of hand poured candles & melts.

She will openly tell you how she loves to have candles that she can afford to buy and use, and not just have them stuck on a shelf somewhere.

"I love how a fragrance can change your mood and day," says Susan. "It's difficult to have a bad day when you are surrounded by beautiful fragrances."

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Even cleaning can be fun.

Di Gray ENJOpreneur: a first time staller. Di has brought chemical free, quality fibre technology to the market. Using only water to clean your whole home and outdoors (including the barbie and car) this amazing cleaning system has been in Australia now for 20years. Increasing awareness of our health and the environmental impact as well as saving time and money "is why this matters to me".

"I have worked with children for many years and have seen such a decline in general health and increase in allergies and thought there has got to be a way to reduce this effect on our families"

Look out for Di next month and at a number of other local hills venues

However, it would be remiss of me not to mention a few of the long time favourite stalls at The Lions' Market at Woodside, such as:

The Woodside Lions stall with its tasty whopping grilled, sausage, bacon, egg and onion sandwiches to start your day; prepared by local Lions volunteers.

Ann Wattke & Julie Turner of the Woodside Uniting Church: For over 3 years Ann & Julie along with members of the church community. have been cooking and providing a lovely variety of scones, fruit scones, cakes and biscuits cooked mainly by Julie. All proceeds go to various charities and volunteer groups. Pics: plum & coconut slice.

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Anne & Julie at the Woodside Uniting Church stall.

Rosalie Flavel of Forest Range and her husband are apple and cherry growers. He grows them while she cooks them; a tasty variety of chutneys and jams; all their products are gluten free. As Rosalie says, "They are all made in my own kitchen and I stir them all."

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Rosalie Flavel - 'He grows 'em while I cook 'em.'

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Tasty variety of of chutneys & jams by Rosalie Flavel

Tim Marshman of Down to Earth is regularly displays his extensive variety of native plants. He is always available to help you with advice regarding plants and assist with useful suggestions for your garden.

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Tim's large range of native plants.

Seasonal Surplus: The Mason Girls: Alison, Diana and Lois of the Mason family are sixth generation orchardists at 116 Mason Road, Forest Range. They grow large range of apples and cherries commercially and offer shed door sales when fruit is in season.
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The Mason Family, Orchardists & Producers of fruit products.

From the seasonal fruit they produce jams, jellies, pickles sauces, cordials, dried fruit and are regulars at the Woodside Market. Shed door sales are available Monday to Saturday. Phone: 0438 388 974.

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Producers of jams, jellies, chutneys, cordials & dried fruit.

For more than six years Farmhouse Bakery has been a part of the hills and country markets. They offer a wide variety of savoury pies and pasties, fruit pies, cakes and fresh loaves of bread.

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Wide range of pies, pastries, cakes, fruit pies & fresh bread.

Bob and Fran Ryder of Hill Top Wines of One Tree Hill -

Offer a large range of quality hand made Wines and tasting is available.

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Fran of Hill Top Wines invites you to taste their quality hand made wines

The Lions Market at Woodside still offers its neighbourly atmosphere for stallholders and visitors with a tasty collection of home prepared foods, fresh fruit and vegetables when in season, native plants and various hand-crafted jewellery, semi-precious gemstones, Lego products, a monster collection of books ,quality hand-craft clothing and ENJO chemical free cleaning products in a relaxed family friendly environment.

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Why? For a family fun day out to enjoy lots of home cooked foods, handcraft clothing, fresh fruit & vegetables from growers, Lego toys & collectables items, toys and lots of bargains.
When: Third Saturday of every month - 7.00am - 12.00 noon.
Phone: Brenton Heinrich: 0414 442 462 or email:
Where: Woodside Institute Hall, Corner of Onkaparinga Valley Road and Nairn Road, Woodside
Cost: Entry is free - cost of items vary.
Your Comment
I love Jan West's pottery. Is it for indoors or the garden?
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2528 days ago
good on you Jan. Great to see beautiful art amongst the fabulous food, jewellery and plant stalls. Maggie McCabe
by maggi (score: 0|2) 2527 days ago
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