And the Easter Saturday market in Burrawang village is a "Cracker"! I love the colour, the buzz, delicious smells of food wafting by. Meandering and looking at all the wonderful things that people make. Whether its local or the stall above www.pashom.com.au who employ over 350 Nepalase woman and are great supporters of Fair Trade and ethical production.
Or the clever Caroline Verity at www.inkandweave.com who creates the tea towels that make you smile.
You might even see a handsome celebrity chef www.geoffjansz.com with his wonderful range of "Jars from the Farm".
We even had Jamie Oliver visit the amazing www.pecoradairy.com.au who espouse The Provenance of Food. I, for one love knowing where my food comes from. My cheeses, my lamb that I cooked at Easter, milk that comes from down the road where I drive past and know what grass they are eating, potatoes that I intimately know because I walk through those fields.
Local Robbo potatoes by the bag.. Highland shortbread......Garden art.
My favourite stall (biased....never) I have to say are by the local and amazingly talented duo Mr & Mrs Munro! Colin makes an organic range of cheese/food boards, tables, bowls from local fallen Brown Barrel Timber (Eucalypt). There is something about Timber where you just want to smell and stroke it......well thats what I do! The other half of the duo is Brooke.... a standout artist who weaves with found objects and produces fabulous basketry .She will be exhibiting at the Burrawang DnA Festival on the 4th/5th October 2014. For more details please visit https://www.facebook.com/burrawangdnafestival?fref=ts.
The delightful Ms Mel and Miss Neeks aka email@example.com. with the cutest of hand-crafted items and vintage finds to feather your own nest, happily crammed in a vintage caravan. She even travels with a couple of real live birdies!
And what did I buy? Something for the garden of course......A rusty rooster and some more (yes Arth) bulbs!
Do you have great markets where you live? Are you passionate about where your food comes from?