As the weather starts to get chilly you know it is that time of the year to warm up with winter soups, snuggling on the sofa with a glass of wine and getting cosy with some toast and fresh marmalade. And all this winter warmth can be found at the Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers Markets!
Every third Saturday of the month the picturesque St Mary's Church grounds in Mudgee transforms into a haven for foodies with fresh produce galore all grown, baked, cooked, or smoked within a 100 mile radius from the town... you cannot get any fresher than that!
There are over fifty stalls with a strong presence of organic or chemical free products and these Farmers Markets are certainly a must visit.
All products are grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, processed and picked by the stall holders themselves!
Breads, olives and olive products, wines, lamb including lamb pies, fruits and vegetables, jams, chutneys and sauces, baking goodies such as cupcakes, fudge, macaroons and more, preserves, pates, pickles, cheeses including sheep and goat cheeses, coffee, herbs, native plants and pastries are some of the fresh produce and goodies that you can pick up here.
After all that fresh shopping, you can take a break and indulge in a freshly brewed coffee and grab a egg and bacon roll or some hot lunches.
For the little ones they will be entertained with the cooking classes that are held here at the markets and local musicians provide live music entertainment for everyone.
The day after the Market event (Sunday) there are farm walks available which are great if you ever wanted to know what 'free range' means, wanted to show the kids exactly where their food comes from or you just love to see fresh produce at work!
The guided farm walk takes you on working farm where you can get your hands dirty. There are many great ranges of producers and two farms each month to choose from.
Click here for all farm walk details.
Head down to the Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers Markets and pick up fresh products and while you are there why not take a farm walk too?