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December Markets, Community Events and Fairs

Markets and Community would like to give you the top markets for December to help you complete your Christmas shopping

Grassroots Community Market Upwey

This is my second market tour of this market, (I haven't put the first visit post up yet), today is the last market for 2012 and whilst the plans for 2013 markets dates haven't been released yet due to some issues with the venue (due to the parking constraints) we anxiously await the next market.

Grassroots Community Market is a well planned out and successful market, set in the foothills of Dandenongs with many stallholders chosen from the local area.  The market is a handmade and community market, therefore displaying an array of gorgeous products and foods.


Gully Market

The Ferntree Gully market located at the foot hills of Mount Dandenong has been running for over 40 years. The market has one of the largest fruit and veg stalls, food van, jam donuts, hotdogs & more. There is also the nut lady with her nuts and dried fruits, fresh cut flowers, ferns, ornamental & natives, rare bulbs, compost and fertilisers. To top it off there is your resident hairdresser and many more different types of stalls.

Kallista Community Market

Kallista Community Market

The Kallista Community Market is based in the Dandenong ranges in Kallista.  It is a buzzing little market with many of the local community mingling together.

The stalls were all busy with customers on this warm and sunny Saturday in the first week of March 2012.  There was a one man band playing the oldies tunes such as Carpenters.  I love my golden classics (to an extent)

I was welcomed warmly by the Market host Amy who has a stall called Lillebeart, her stall has recycled goodies from cards to jewellery, they were lovely pieces of art.  She was quite happy for me to mingle around with all the stallholders.

I walked around this busy market chatting away to various stallholders and my favourite would have to be Tony from Thorpdale Organics Produce, he showed me pictures of his farm in Thorpdale near Mirboo, his potatoes looked absolutely delicious and he gave me tips on how to cook silverbeet.

I know Mirboo because my husband took me there for our babymoon before my little man was born, it was at loves lane

After spending a couple of hours there, I headed down to Kallista tea rooms for a delicious coffee and orange cake.

The market was a bit hard to find if you are a stranger to Kallista, but if you notice all the cars parked you know its nearby.


Spring Racing Carnival Campaign

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