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Market Organics at Rocklea

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Published July 17th 2016
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For many years I have resisted Pumpkin Soup. I have no explanation although it certainly isn't because I'm anti soup. Indeed, one of the Christmas rituals for many families, including my own, is cooking the ham bone down to make a thick and hearty broth full of vegetables to stock in the freezer for winter, isn't it?

On a recent chilly morning I succumbed to a bowl of Thai Pumpkin Soup in an effort to beat the cold. It was so warming and delicious - as welł as an utter surprise - that I went on and purchased a pumpkin so that I could experiment and cook up my own batch.

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Kent pumpkin

Now this is where my culinary tale gets interesting. Where did my new found love for pumpkin soup emanate?

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Entrance to Market Organics

Quite by accident we stumbled upon Market Organics across the road from the Rocklea Sunday Markets on Sherwood Road. This clean, fresh and well lit retail space is the more natural version of your local supermarket selling a wide range of grocery items.

As you expect, the fresh fruit and vegetables are all organic and sourced from local Australian farmers. What's not to love about this?

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Local Australian Produce Only

Various organic fresh breads, all very interesting looking, are also available as well as meats, milk, and other grocery lines. The range of organic tea and coffees was extensive and I just had to add a Licorice and Cinnamon combination to my kitchen pantry for a later date.

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Time for a Cuppa

The different lines available at this outlet are alone worth investigating. Organic cosmetics? Bags of organic dirt for your gardening exploits? Go and look for yourself - you will be amazed.

Online shopping is available and Market Organics have partnered with Homefresh Organics for this venture. See here for more details.

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This sums it up

But back to my Pumpkin Soup.

Inside this health superstore is an all organic Cafe, Evolve, specialising in organic teas and coffees as well as cold pressed juices. There is a range of light meals and snacks available, including a daily special, which just happened to be ... Thai Pumpkin Soup.

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Worth the price of a coffee to stop and look

Market Organics is a delightful shopping experience. Firstly, because it is so airy and well presented, and also as it is fun to investigate the different items on the shelves. To be able to stop for a cuppa or a snack is an added bonus.

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Come and sit for a bit

Opening hours are 7am, seven days a week.
Closing hours are 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Why? Fresh organic produce from Australian farmers
Phone: 07 3054 5997
Where: 252 Sherwood Road, Rocklea
Cost: Whatever suits your needs and budget
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