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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.

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.

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.

Bentleigh Farmers Market

Markets and Community enjoyed being part of the inaugural event of Bentleigh Farmers Market. The community were thrilled when they found out there was a farmers market coming to their neighbourhood and certainly showed their support on the day.

Country Womens Assoc Doreen Community Market - Good Friday Appeal Market

CWA Doreen is a community run organisation, a subsidiary of the larger Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (Association) which is part of the largest women’s organisation in Australia.  It aims to improve conditions by community service more especially as they affect the welfare of women and children.

Main Street Market Mornington

A market running weekly for 30 years is something that you have to be proud of, especially a market that runs alongside retail traders on a main street.