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Monday, 19 October 2009

Spring Harvest Festival 2009 - a series 01


Food, Flowers, Flavours, Fun
A little under an hour's drive from Melbourne lies the beautiful Yarra Valley - Victoria's premier wine region - and the 3rd Sunday of the month is Farmers Market in the Yarra Valley. Held in the historic "Barn" at Yering Station it is a gourmand's delight! Yesterday (Sunday 18th) was the Spring Harvest Festival.


It's a lively place with lots of chatter, food tastings, glorious home grown produce, tantalising aromas and a visual feast of colour, cakes and crepes! As well as a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables in season, and free range eggs (no battery ones here), you will find an array of many other wonderful foods - stalls with mouth-watering biscuits, scrumptious cakes, fruit vinegars, unusual sauces, preserves and jams, freshly ground coffee and beans, buffalo sausages, gourmet pies with the crispiest pastry that literally melts in your mouth, ice-cream, delectable chocolates, honey, locally baked breads, home-made pasta, honey and honeycombs, and a wonderful range of lavender products from furniture wax to body sprays and hand-creams .. and much more.

The historic "Barn"

7 comments:

Julie said...

Hah! I was in that barn two weeks before the fires.

Wonderful area ...

Bergson said...

Green, yellow, red is the flag of which country?

Jacob said...

Hi Blossom Girl! Thanks so much for stopping by Paree, and for your generous and kind comments.

You have a beautiful blog, also. I love these farmer's markets, and this one looks especially nice. We have one that sets up weekly, but it's a distance and we haven't been there yet.

Lois Anne has some relatives in Melbourne, and some day we are hoping to visit Australia.

Best wishes!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Ah, lovely! While you are celebrating spring, we are celebrating autumn - and I will be watching your dailyphoto for pictures of spring and summer to keep me cheerful through the grey months ahead here. Thank you so much, pass the strawberries, please...

(I really like the flower slideshow, too.)

http://threeriversdailyphoto.blogspot.com

Just Kim said...

What lovely pictures! We too are in the middle of autumn. A chilly autumn, we already had our first snow of the season.

J Bar said...

Looks great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Julie - you must have been relieved you weren't there a fortnight later.

Bergson - Mali (I cheated and googled)

Jacob - Thank you kindly. Farmers markets are good, but they're often a fair distance away. If and when you do get to visit Australia, I hope you have a rally good time here.

Three Rivers - I did the same thing. I enjoyed seeing all the colourful summery photos when our skies were grey and wintry. Thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad you like the flower show.:-)

Just Kim - Thank you. We don't have snow here, it must be something to wake up and see a blanket of white.

J Bar - Thank you, it was a great day with lots of people, many food tastings, and live entertainment.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.