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Mt Eliza Farmers Market

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published May 26th 2013
Paddock to Plate
Mt Eliza main street view

On Sunday, we visited the Mt Eliza's Farmers market, held in the main street of Mt Eliza on every 4th Sunday from 9am - 1 pm.

Mt Eliza farmers market bags

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.

Best dressed market attendees

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.

Anyone for orange juice?

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.

Flowers for sale

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.

Flinders bread

The Farmers market is a bag free zone, to keep it sustainable, so bring along a shopping bag or buy a jute market bag from the market information tent for $5.

Some of the wonderful stalls included:

Flinders Sourdough
Jindivick Tomatoes
Flinders Island meats
Mt Martha mussels
Baillieu wines
Lockton farm gourmet sausages, which have 22 variates of sausages that are low fat and glutton free.
Main Ridge Dairy
Flinders Island olives
Mojo muesli
Mrs Payne's smoked trout
Happy fruit
Delgrosso apples

Mrs Payne's smoked trout

This is to name just a few of them, there is also a great variety of plants, fruit and veg, herbs, eggs, bread, cakes, meats, seafood, cheeses, wines, spirits, flowers, and much more.

Organic mushrooms

Oliebollen (Dutch doughnut)

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.

Face painting

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!

Happy fruit

You could quit easily spend a lot of money here on all the wonderful produce. Next time I will make sure I take an Esky with me to stock up fridge and fill the pantry.

Baillieu Wines
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Why? For the freshest produce
When: 4th Sunday of the Month
Where: Coner of Mt Eliza way and Canadian Bay rd Mt Eliza
Cost: $2 for adults, children free
Your Comment
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.
by bakerboy (score: 1|71) 2367 days ago
Is it the 4th Saturday or Sunday? In the body of text, it says Sunday, but at the end of the article, it says Saturday?
by Aida Man (score: 0|4) 2366 days ago
The market is on the 4th Sunday at Mt Eliza, I can't seem to find were it says Saturday, but I will read through it again. Thanks for the message
by Lorraine A (score: 3|1599) 2366 days ago
There is another stall "Indianbelly" at this market. Their curries are awesome and so authentic. Chilli oil mix makes every boring dish so exciting.
by annar (score: 0|2) 2328 days ago
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