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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.
Monday, 19 October 2009
Spring Harvest Festival 2009 - a series 01
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.