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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published February 2nd 2021
A craft and food bonanza

This market is held on the 4th Sunday of each month in front of the Whitehorse Civic Centre in Whitehorse Road, almost on the corner of Springvale Road.

white horse
We are in the City of Whitehorse.

The stalls are set up on both sides of the service road and many are undercover in front of the Civic Centre and Library.

market stalls
A row of stalls.

Entry is free, with a free off street car park next to the centre. The market is wheelchair and disabled friendly.

car park
Plenty of off-street free parking.

The theme of the market is, Make it, Bake it and Grow it, which aptly describes all the stalls.

market stalls
More stalls.

On the theme of Make It, they have several stalls selling handcrafted jewelry with Rachel, the Glitter Goddess, being one.

Rachel, the Glitter Goddess.

A most unusual enterprise was Cully's Gully, featuring handmade and unusual guitars.

It must be Cully.

Most unusual.

Kim was very proud of her handmade soft toys all waiting to be adopted to a good home.

soft toys
Kim and her babies.

soft toys
Cute central.

A true artisan is Peter from Earth Five Leatherworks. He designs and hand crafts at Pete's Leather Studio.

leather goods
Peter and his products.

Not seen very often these days are handwoven baskets. I counted over forty different shapes and sizes. You will find a basket for any need here, or you can have one custom made.

All shapes and sizes.

Moving on to the Bake It category, you can't go past OMG Decadent Donuts. Their delicious offering is gluten-free vegan donuts dusted with real fruits and spices. I'm no vegan, but they were mouth-watering delicious.

donut stall
Donut stall.

donut flavours
Take your pick.

After you get your donuts, what better to complement them with is a visit to the Little Happy Hut Barista Van.

coffee van
Get your coffee fix here.

If you feel like a falafel, then visit the fella at Falafellas fresh snack bar.

He's the fella.

Burgers and Indian food are also available at other stalls.

food stalls
More food.

Dogs are an integral part of markets and they are catered for by Kim's K.9 Cookies providing healthy hi-fibre and delicious doggy treats.

Dog eats.
Doggie eats

The Grow It section was represented by Frank from the Bonsai World Nursery. Looking at miniature trees is as interesting as looking at miniature people and animals. He was demonstrating the art of bonsai as we talked.

Frank demonstrating his art.

The finished product.

Quirky Succulents is what Robyn calls her little friends that come in almost every container possible. And some are really quirky. They would make a nice friend to have on your window sill to have a quiet conversation with while washing the dishes.

Quirky succulents.

They are quirky.

I have only mentioned thirteen stalls, but there are many, many more to make an interesting and productive morning activity.

market stalls
Plenty of room to wander.

Nunawading Market is managed by Arts Nunawading Inc., a not-for-profit community group. Proceeds from the market support the cultural, performing and visual arts throughout the City of Whitehorse.
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Why? It's an unique experience.
When: 28 February 2021
Where: Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Melways map: 48. G.9.
Cost: Free entry
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