We heard the sounds of the event even before we arrive at the scene. The music of the band helped us in finding our way. Live music while going around or having brunch or morning tea made everyone feel the festive air.
It's our first time to attend a farmer's market. The great thing about these kind of events is you get to discover the local producers in nearby areas. Most of their products homegrown or homemade.
Ford's Farm is a well-known orchard for mandarin picking. Their mandarins are so sweet. They sold 3-kilo bags of mandarin for only AUD$6.00. They also sell Cumquats, Lemons and Limes.
Other than getting to know and buy local produce, you get a chance to taste the products. That's one of the best advantages of buying produce in the market as compared to buying produce in grocery stores--not only do you get to buy fresh produce, you also get to taste the produce before buying them.
Taste tests: Honey, Jams, Wine, Bread.
There are lots of chocolates and pastries too! We had a taste of the truffles at The Chocolate Pot and it was delicious.
Can't help but by a small box.
Other than food, there are other items found at the festival: Potted flowers and baskets to name a few.
Loots from the Festival:
We bought a 3-kilo bag of Mandarins, Bloodwood Honey and Mixed Berry Jam from the Enniskillen Orchard. The Mixed Berry Jam is made of preserved Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries and Blueberries (berries galore!!!!). It's soooo delicious. I told my Husband that I won't have to miss the jams from Good Shepherd because I finally found an equally delicious jam here.
The Truffles from the The Chocolate Pot is a great find. I'm not much into flavoured chocolates but their truffles are different. The flavours of their chocolate are not overpowering.
The truffles we bought were (top left to right) cherry, champagne, hazelnut, (bottom left to right) orange, coffee and mint. The orange and coffee truffles have cute designs!! :)