The 4th Saturday of the month is Market Day13:43:00
I love a good market I must say. I love meandering around and taking in all the sights and sounds of what is on offer, especially if its a market that I havent been to before. How good is it stumbling upon a crafty stall of homemade treasures? Be it baby-wares, jewellery or cute things for kids or a quirky little decorative treasure that will always find its way to a little corner of a room somewhere in my house. There certainly are some clever people around getting their craft on and it truelly is rather inspiring. Markets are also a great social event its a very cheap way to purchase plants which is a big plus for me and I love it when I come across a stall full of freshly baked cakes and goodies. Yummo!!
Our local market was on Saturday just gone and as far as a small little town market goes, I think its a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning. Its in a great location down by the lake, surrounded by the beautiful big canopies of River Red Gums. You can find all sorts of goodies at this market. Food, crafts, artwork, stuff for the shed, a pair of socks and a fair bit of fresh and yummy food and produce. If you have absolutely nothing on, this market is definetely a great way to meet up with a few friends, grab a coffee and just walk around and enjoy the morning.
We just so happened to have our wine stall set up again for the second time at this market and to actually be part of the scene again was a great experience. We got to meet some lovely people on the weekend as part of their travels on holidays, we saw many familiar faces from around town which is always nice and best of all many new people trying out and tasting the wines. (Though it was hard to encourage some to have a little tipple before 10am!) I got to have a little meander myself to buy some fruit and veggies and check out some of the new stalls and I took some photos while I was at it. (Of course). Im glad I did as it was lovely to chat to and find out a little bit more about some of the other stalls that were set up and the stories behind them. In doing so Im able to bring you this post today and give a little bit of insight into our local Benalla Market.
Ill let the photos do the talking shall I...
Thats our little stall.
Wine anybody? The dessert Riesling 'Yve' proved to be very popular amongst the tasters yesterday.
Say Hi Pauline!!
The owner of the above stall was Deb Bergman from Bright. She had all wonderful handmade delights from cards, pin cushions, pencils, teddies, owls and even pumpkins. You can check out Deb's Facebook page here.
The lovely ladies pictured above are Bonnie and her daughter and their stall is 'Clearly Delicious Preserves and Chutneys.' They travelled all the way from Jindivick in Gippland for the market on Saturday. Bonnie sells a variety of different yummy jams, relishes and pickles, all homemade and her daughter sells a huge range of different cards that she also crafted herself. These guys tell me they get to quite a few markets around the countryside most weekend, including a fair bit throughout Northeast Victoria and even all the way down to the Mornington Peninsula.
Birdie Mum and Me was another lovely little stall. The talent behind the wares is Christine and she also lives locally having recently moved from Melbourne. Her wares include and lovely homemade bibs, changemats, cute little clips as well as gorgeous bunting and more. You can see more of her talents, including some very nice crochet over at her facebook page here.*
A bit of a Nepalese theme going on in parts of this stall below. They seem to get bigger and bigger each time they come to the market. Definetely some lovely little treasures to be found here.
So getting one of these once this weather cools down.
This is my go-to stall for all my vegetable seedlings...and flowers. Just look at those beautiful Gerberas.
The plant stalls are definitely some of my favourites.
I couldnt resist the pull of a homemade piece of chocolate caramel slice.
I took home a lovely box of fresh fruit and veggies from this stall to last the next week or two.
A few more of the sights, tastes and sounds of the market. The scones were soooo good!!