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I have been to plenty of farmers markets but Mt Eliza Farmers market really impressed me with the variety of food on offer and it has a great community feel to it, which is often lacking in the township (my personal opinion only). I was pleasantly surprised that it offered more than I was expecting, and I would recommend people to make the trip to visit this market.
The market consisted of 51 stalls when we visited, all stalls had great presentation and helpful attendants both at the stalls and members of the local Lions Club on the gates collecting the $2 admission. All money collected for entry goes directly to local community groups, which is a great initiative.
Farmers markets are designed to offer you the opportunity to by direct from the farmer, baker, grower, and creator giving you the chance to find out exactly what goes into a product, you can then make an informed decision about what you eat. Other advantages are supporting small local businesses, keeping family traditions alive and importantly keeping money local.
Some things may seem a bit more expensive than what you will find in supermarkets, but keep in mind that big companies substitute natural ingredients to make a cheaper product. If you can't read and understand the ingredients on the back of the label, it's a pretty good indication is full of preservatives, additives, flavours and colourings, marked with lots of numbers.
Also very popular with the children was the face painting which is conveniently located in the hot food section on the lawn. There are plenty of bales to sit on and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the food on offer. Our lot couldn't go past the Oliebollen stall and feasted on some Dutch doughnuts along with many others.
For what was supposed to be a quick stop over at the market became a leisurely hour and a half stocking up on many market goods. We brought home oranges, kabana from Flinders Island meats, dried fruit, limoncello liqueur from Bass &Flinders distillery, smoked trout, red wine sausages, apples along with a few other things that I can't remember now!
On my way. Sounds awesome. I often visit the
Craft markets Victoria(,a article you done a few
Months back) market in mornington at the race
Course on the 2nd Sunday of each month. I am
Now hooked on those pies from farmhouse ,,unbelievably the best pastries ever!'!!look forward
To checking this one out. Hmmmm smoked trout looks fantastic. Thanks again for this one.