Every Friday afternoon from 4.30pm to sunset, the Warburton Summer Produce Market takes place adjacent to Cog Bike Café and the Warburton Lilydale Rail Trail in Warburton.
The new market, which was launched in January 2017, has become a community event each week that has fresh local produce and artisan foods as its focus.
Organiser Kate Baker says the vision for the market has been to provide a direct connect between the growers and the community. Offered in a relaxed environment with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, the market showcases the best the Upper Yarra Valley has to offer.
‘The market is a great place to stock up for the weekend,’ says Kate, ‘with fresh and organic fruit and vegetables, fabulous homemade cheese, local wine and cider, artisan bread, jams and pickles, fresh roasted coffee and local honey the flavours of the day.’
All producers and growers are local businesses and the emphasis is on sustainable, eco-friendly, fresh wholesome produce that supports both the local economy and peoples need for farm fresh, quality fruit and vegetables.
‘Its’ a place to be inspired, to celebrate unique local culture and support our local economy,’ says Kate. ‘You can also chat direct to the growers, share ideas and sample produce.’
Local producers include Valley Veg, Silva Coffee, Little Feet Farm, Peace Farm, Biodynamic Gardeners -Tobias and Josh, McRaes Creek Berries, Little Yarra Free range Eggs, Brumfield Winery and artisan bread, Shanny’s Sauces, Oscars On the Yarra, Get Spiced, Tonantzin Chocolate, Buttercup Hill, Delmaray Cheese, and Rayner’s Orchard as just a few examples. In fact there are already almost twenty market holders.
Bring a basket or your own shopping bags – the market is plastic bag free – and taste Warburton’s best at the Summer Produce Market soon! Drop by for a quick and easy shop to begin a delicious weekend, or stay on to enjoy the live music – there’s different local bands on every week and a great community atmosphere for everyone.
Entry is free. The market will run every Friday until 7 April 2017.
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