It’s here!  Our last market for 2015 has rolled around and what a year it has been…… I’ve asked Santa for some extra rain as our tanks are much lower than they should be leading into what could be a long hot summer.  I am not sure if he will comply between now and the 25th so to make up for it I am making a list of delicious goodies from the market.  Hope to see you at our Christmas market too.

We have a great round up of stallholders this month – with things to eat now or for the Christmas table as well as plenty of items that can slotted in to finish off a gift or make a present by themselves.  The Long Lane Capers / Tin Shed Cider / Jillicious crew have been busy collecting and collating and have a range of hampers that truly represent the region. Their hamper table will be set up on Saturday where you can buy a ready made one or even place an order for Christmas.  We also have many of our other stallholders creating collections that make it easy to finish off your shopping.  You can read more about them here and here.

Our friends at the Mansfield and District Community Bank have generously created a fun day out for us on Saturday – with “Mr Dash” coming along between 9am and 12pm.  Unicycle tricks, juggling, acrobatics and more!  Their Christmas Craft tent is the place to be for the young ones – or the young at heart.  We will also have a visit from the local MAD orchestra from about 11am with some beautiful carols and Christmas music.

We know it is going to be a hot one on Saturday so make sure that you have your eskies / cooler boxes ready to go for your shopping.  We can’t wait to see you!  A reminder that we don’t have a farmers’ market in January but will be back on deck on the 27th February.

From all of us here at market central – many thanks for your support this year.  We REALLY appreciate it and want you to know that YOU, our shoppers, make our market what it is.  Enjoy your Christmas celebrations, stay safe, eat lots of lovely food and make the most of your friends and family.

Stallholder list  (current 16/12/2015)

  1. Aintree almonds and apiary
  2. Australian Trout Exports
  3. Barwite Wines
  4. Boonderoo Farm – Bread & pies
  5. Deep Rapture Farm – Salad Greens
  6. Delatite Special Occasions – Christmas puddings
  7. Friday’s Cherries
  8. Gary’s veggies
  9. Howes Creek Farm – terrines / pate / sausages
  10. Jillicious – cakes and preserves
  11. Kinglake Proteas
  12. King Valley Dairy
  13. KNM berries
  14. Locheilan Cheese
  15. Londrigan beef and lamb
  16. Mansfield & District Community Bank – entertainer and kid’s activities
  17. MAD Bee group
  18. Mansfield Ice-cream
  19. Maindample Imperial Fudge
  20. Meadow Creek Seedlings
  21. Mojo Muesli
  22. Red Elk winery – cordials
  23. Ros Ritchie Wines
  24. Ross Tomatoes
  25. Tin Shed Cider
  26. The Produce Store – coffee
  27. Tolmie plants
  28. Turkish Star Bread
  29. Verduci Produce