On Sunday I brought my little food business briefly out of hibernation and held a stall at a newly established market in Broken Hill.
After a lot of baking, label making and packing I finally set up my stall under a big, old Peppercorn tree on the lawn in beautiful
. Sturt Park
On my table was a mixture of hand made sweet treats, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables and of course, sourdough bread. The bread baskets were bare within the first hour of trading. My latest baking experiment is a sticky, spicy sourdough fruit bun and I had baked these just a few hours before the market. These were my most popular item and sold like hot cakes! It was a thrill to share the joy of handmade bread with the community.
Some people enjoyed little pots of my Chai tea as they soaked up the market atmosphere and some local music.
It was fun to be involved in a new community event and to see both familiar and new faces out and about enjoy their Sunday. I hope to make further appearances and in the meantime I will be fine tuning a few ideas and looking for some new foodie inspiration.
Do you support your local markets?
What do you think makes a great market?
Are you on the market scene?