Bee Loveable honey stall because we seem to go through a lot of honey lately. As soon as I heard the woman say to E that the Black Forest Honey had a treacly flavour, I knew he was a gonna. As soon as I saw that there were icy pole sticks to dip in the tasting jar of honey, I was concerned about Sylvia walking away covered from head to toe in honey. Well we took a jar of the Black Forest and Sylvia managed to restrain herself in tasting the honey.
Hildebrand Grove Olive Oil lady was lovely. She smiled at Sylvia who was very partial to her pieces of bread and crackers for dipping in oil and pickles (not together). We tasted quite a few of her olive oils. E quite liked the chilli and blood orange. He was also rather fond of the wild lime and blood orange. It was hard to choose just one.
Maybe next time I will return to the walnut stall for cake or the bread stall for a bun. As it was, we weighed up the sweet options before us. It was too cold for the orange juice icy poles so we decided to share a plate of pancakes. We queued while E wandered off in search of a coffee. I gather it was mothers from the school who were cooking the tiny pancakes (similar to poffertjes) and dousing them in either jam ("made with plums from Carla's tree") or lemon juice and sugar ("made with lemons from local trees").
One patron flung his plate of pancakes back onto the table and they went flying. I think he thought they weren't cooked properly though I could be wrong as ours were lovely and fluffy. I wouldn't be surprised to find that he had just discovered that they were having a bad day with mathematics. (Pancakes for $3.50 and lemonade for $1.50 makes $5 not $6.)
Fortunately we paid the correct price and loved our pancakes with lemon and sugar. I was not so keen on the lemonade which was a tad sweet for me but Sylvia loved it. The Autmnal sun shone on us and Sylvia enjoyed playing on the climbing frames. A playground is one of the benefits of the farmers market being held in school grounds.
Goldfields Barbara's blue cheese, coloured carrots, parsnips, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, beetroot, leeks, kale and sorrel. I had enjoyed experimenting with some exciting ingredients over the rest of the weekend. It is great to see that the market had a good crowd. We hope it will be a great success and look forward to returning.
You can also find another perspective on yesterday's market from Catherine.
Coburg Farmers Market
Coburg North Primary School
180 O'Hea Street
Coburg VIC 3058(03) 9354 1660
Coburg Farmers Market website
Update 2016: The Coburg Farmers Markets are now held every Saturday from 8am-1pm. We have been visiting my regularly since this change was made because now I don't have to try and work out which weeks to go or end up there on a week with no market. The market is only on the asphalt now so it doesn't get so muddy. It means it doesn't open up to the play equipment but it also does not get so muddy.
Different stall holders are there on different weeks of the month. The proffertjes made by the school kids and the lovely lady at Cocoa Rhapsody are only there on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Other recent loves at the market are the Milawa toasted cheese sandwiches (which are so big we share them), pies from the berry stall, Three Bridges apples, vegetarian pumpkin pastry rolls, bagels, jam tarts. You can see many purchases in my In My Kitchen posts.