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Yering Farmer's Market

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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 August 2nd 2019
You can't dance in this barn
Market banner
When you see this you know you are there.

This indoor market, held in the historic barn building has been operating since 1999. It is promoted as a gourmet produce and artisan market, and it is.

With fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables available, you will also find a vast selection of superior foods including organic breads, biscuits, jams, preserves and sauces, olive oils, pies, fudge, honey, olives, meats, chocolates, fresh-ground coffee and beans, teas, ice-cream, fruit vinegars, homemade pasta, free-range eggs, locally-grown flowers and so much more.

Market stall
General view in the barn.

Your gourmet experience starts as you approach the barn with several vendors displaying their offerings outdoors. Regular stalls here are fresh locally grown vegetables and sausages, burgers and my favourite, huge scones. The bigger the scone, the more jam and cream you can put on them.

Food stall
Freshly cooked goodies available here as you enter.

The first thing you see and smell on entering the barn is the coffee bar. Like a siren beckoning sailors onto rocks you are drawn to caffeine corner.

The ever popular coffee corner.

With your takeaway coffee in hand, you can wander through the barn, perhaps sampling many of the stall owner's offerings to supplement your coffee.

Bread stall
Breads and things to put on them.

It will take several circuits of all the stalls to see, sample and appreciate all that is on offer. If you are a DIY cook, you can stock up on goodies to put your cooking into the chef class.

This one is very nice.

As you exit the barn at the other end, the sound of music fills the air. Not loud, but very soothing. It comes from the Black Kites who perform regularly at the market. It is a joy to see and hear them.

Black Kites
The Black Kites mid-song.

Before you come to the kites there are several more outdoor stalls, providing freshly squeezed orange juice, crepes, other edible goodies, plants and seedlings.

Orange juice
Orange juice and crepes here.

Plants & seedlings for the home gardener.

On a fine day, you will find many people relaxing on the edge of a moat behind the barn enjoying their takeaway purchases. Even on a hot day, you will find a shady spot.

Relaxing with the barn in the background.

On the way out, I purchased a huge scone to take home to go under the Cunliffe & Waters strawberry jam I previously purchased. They have a large range of jams, preserves and pickles, all made in Coldstream. They may be expensive compared to supermarket products, but you can't compare Rolls Royces to Holdens. Definitely gourmet and delicious.

One of these was mine.

Jams for my scone.

The market is open between 9.00am and 2.00pm.

Entry and on-site parking are free. Parking spots can be a premium at peak times, but there are staff available to assist you to find a spot.

The next market is on Sunday 18th. August 2019. Be there or miss the experience.

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Where: Farmers Market at Yering Station, Melba Highway, Yering. Melways map: 275. C.6.
Cost: Free entry
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by Neil Follett on 17/02/2019
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