Rotary Club of Lilydale Craft and Produce Market

Rotary Club of Lilydale Craft and Produce Market


Posted 2024-02-06 by Neil Follettfollow

Sun 03 Mar 2024

This well-established Sunday market has changed location. It is now in the carpark of the Yarra Ranges Council carpark in Hardy Street Lilydale.

The first market there was down on craft, produce and food stalls, but not on patrons.

Often the first port of call is the coffee cart. I kept up the tradition.

Crafts were the majority of stalls with many artisans displaying their handiwork.

There is something magical about wooden products, so it was no surprise to see a case of Imagine Magic Wands. I picked up one, and gave it a flick but nothing happened. I guess they were decorative. Made by Boom Tree, their cheese boards were more practical.

Many stalls featured beauty and health products. Baths By Design offered, Shower Steamers, Handmade Soaps, Bath Bombs, Fizzy Bath Crumble and Beard Balm – beard and body products for men on the move.

Kez Kreates offered hand-crafted jewellery.

My first view of the Koko Green stand was Krystal watering what looked like a coconut. It was a coconut, sort of. Plant holders made from coconut fibre, complete with a live plant.

Oma’s Aprons make specially aprons for little folk. I jokingly asked Liz if she had one to fit me. She did. Joke backfired. Apart from aprons she makes art smocks in a variety of sizes and designs.

Plants and fresh vegetables are always popular at markets. I saw three plant stalls, but only one vegetable stall.

Robinvale Estate stalls appear at many markets offering dressings, balsamic vinegar, and gourmet olive oils in many varieties.

Alicia of U/C Upcraft Creations offers handmade gifts with love, including wooden serving boards, glassware, coffee cups, key rings and jewellery.

Warbotanicals offer a large range of skin healing & therapeutic treatments, moisturisers, hand creams, hair care and essential oils products.

Earth Five produces leather products. Their large range of leather belts can be made to measure while you watch. A range of other leather products are wallets, tote bags and shoulder bags all looking amazing.

Mill Grove artisan cheese is handmade in the Yarra Valley in Millgrove. There are many varieties offered to suit all cheesy tastes.

The one thing missing at the new location was food vans. At the previous venue, there was almost a food court with many delicious offerings. With the high number of patrons, I’m sure they will be back.

The next market is on 3 March 2024.

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