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.
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.
Also available is freshly squeezed orange juice and good coffee from the Grinders van.
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.
It’s also in a beautiful setting.
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.