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Published July 19th 2011
If you're the type that loves to be up and about early on a Sunday morning don't miss the longest running farmers market in Victoria.
The Yarra Valley Farmers Market has some of the best regional and local produce grown in Victoria, held every 3rd Sunday of the month at beautiful Yering station in the Yarra Valley. This market gives you the opportunity to reduce your food miles and purchase directly from the producer or maker in a lively atmosphere.
Yering Station was established in 1859 and is considered to be one of the jewels in the Yarra Valley making it a must visit for wine and food lovers as well as those who appreciate architecture, making it the perfect location for the Yarra Valley Farmers Market.
Housed in the barn at the Winery, from 9am til 2pm stalls are set up around the hall so you wander through at your leisure; talk to the producers and in most cases sample their wares.
Everything from fudge, kiwi fruit cider and homemade pies are on offer. We sampled gelato and mini meringues. Although this is a small market, it is a foodies nirvana, and you will find it's a great point to start a tour of the Yarra Valley. Stop for breakfast here with Bacon and Egg rolls on offer for about $5 each or you could sample the wares at the winery café and take in the breathtaking views and buildings at Yering Station.
Wether you're planning a full day of touring the valley or heading home you can pick up some farm fresh fruit and vegetables and some locally made bread and enjoy a picnic or head home and cook up gorgeous winter veg soup.