Sunraysia Farmer’s Market

Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while. I have had laptop and back problems!

I’m currently away in Mildura, and this is a short post about the farmers market that is ran here.

Mildura is a region in Victoria that has traditionally been associated with citrus, dried fruit and  wine production, which has grown extensively in the last 20 years or so. More recently it has become a gourmets paradise with fine restaurants, olive oil production, Murray river pink salt and beautiful boutique fruits and vegetables becoming available.

Monthly, a Farmers market is ran on the lawns opposite the river. Volunteers also put on a great breakfast full of local seasonal produce. We got the big breakfast for $12, which consisted of a poached egg, bacon, sausage, toast, orange and read roasted beetroot, greens in a bechamel sauce, fritatta and mushrooms.

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Also  on offer beautiful Robinvale estate olive oil and vinegar to add to you breakfast for free, and a selection of pink Murray river salt and homemade preserves  made by stall holders to add to you breakfast. this is a great opportunity to try some of the products available at the market.

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Also available is freshly squeezed orange juice and good coffee from the Grinders van.

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Unfortunately, it was FREEEZING when we went down ,so I didn’t get many photos of the stalls as we left after a quick lap of the market of get out of the cold. They has many stalls selling oils, preserves, baked goods, local meat and many other products.

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It’s also in a beautiful setting.

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Lily demonstrating how cold it was!

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If you find yourself in Mildura and the market is on, it’s really worth going down for a delicious breakfast and  to sample what is available locally.

Tx

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A visit to Casa Iberica and Zeigote, Fitzroy.

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I’m planning on feeding a number of people a Mexican feast in the next couple of weeks, and needed to find somewhere in Melbourne that stocks ancho chillies, chipotle chillies in adobo, tomatillos and a few other things.

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A quick Google, led me to Casa Iberica (25 Johnston St, Fitzroy). It stocks products from Spain, well as all over South America and also continental goods. It is also a deli, where you can get small goods, rolls filled to order and sweet and savory pastries. It was awesome! I wish I had more time to explore but we were in a bit of hurry. I’m going back the day before my feast to get fresh corn tortillas, cheese and maybe, some Jarrito or Inca cola soft drinks.

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As you can see from my haul,I found all that I needed (and more), and also found Sherry Vinegar which I have been after for awhile!

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Afterwards, we had a quick lunch at Zeigote, which is a couple of doors down. I had a ‘Spicy Indian Omelet’, it was yummy. Yellow from  turmeric, and full of spice, capsicum and nicely charred onions.

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Hope your all enjoying your weekend!

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