Apr 15, 2012

a visit to the Ballan Farmers Market!

Ballan & District Farmers' Market is full of community spirit. With more than 30 stallholders placed throughout the beautiful surrounds of Mill Cottage it attracts hundreds of people each month. The market is usually held on the second Saturday of the Month.

We had the opportunity to attend the market with friends this past weekend and it truly was delightful. The weather was perfect, there were people were wandering around just enjoying the atmosphere and the stall holders were there with their fresh produce ... it was a great day for everyone.

We took Oscar with us and decided to get there early, well before the expected crowds, we parked in the main street and I think we were lucky to find parking so close by looking at all the vehicles already there!

as we approached Mill Cottage we saw that there were stall holders already set up on the street itself selling plants, herbs, honey and other fresh produce.

and once inside we saw that there were many stall holders selling everything from fresh vegetables to wine, from fresh bread to home made cookies and others cooking foods while you wait .....

the gardens of Mill Cottage are a delight to see as well ...

Ballan Farmers Market is worth visiting if you live close by in Regional Victoria and even if you live in the city of Melbourne and looking for a pleasant drive "out in the countryside", than plan ahead and make the effort to visit this delightful rural village with it's Farmers Market on the second Saturday of the month!

Ballan & District Farmers' Market 
92 Inglis Street , Ballan, Victoria, Australia
the dates for the rest of 2012 are as follows:
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8
 next blog post will be about the "Biscuiteer Extraordinaire"

John and Leone Fabre

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful little town and what a wonderful Market, you are so lucky to have this all close by. Hope you had a an enjoyable day.