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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sunday at the market

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?

Jane

18 comments :

  1. I wish you came to our local market.What's in your bottles? I can't quite read the labels.

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    1. Thanks Anne. I had home made lime cordial in the bottles.

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  2. I'd be part of the market scene if you and your delicious goodies were guaranteed to make an appearance Jane! Sadly, we don't really have very many good foodie markets here. There's a fab one in Albany, but that's 6 hours away!

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    1. The foodie market scene is pretty limited here too Kylie which is part of the reason I am trying to support it. Thanks for calling in!

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  3. wow jane..what a fabulous array of goodies you had on offer..no wonder those buns sold so fast..what a treat it would have been to be able to buy a homemade freshly baked sourdough fruit bun..and to have it with a cup of tea too!

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  4. Good on you Jane. It must be so rewarding to see your produce flying off the shelves. I hope the market continues to be a success for you. XX

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  5. Jane, it all looks so professional! I hope you made good money, but it sounds like a fun day regardless of that! Can I please have one of your sticky buns? They look divine. I can't get to Broken Hill, so I might have to go and try to bake some. What do you glaze them with? Thanks.. :)

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  6. Thank you Celia! I glaze the buns with a little warmed honey as soon as they come out of the oven :)

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  7. It was a lovely stall Jane and I am so pleased we were there early enough buy a selection of your goodies. The beetroot & chocolate brownie was my favourite I think...but the sourdough with homemade soup for tea was delicious too...havn`t made the chai tea yet and am rationing the greek bikkies Yum!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Paula, it was great to see you too!

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  8. Everything looks beautiful Jane! We don't get to the Farmers Markets in Mildura as much as we would like, it is fantastic though! A good market has fresh fruit and veg, bread and sweet treats, fresh flowers and plants, coffee and breakfast and lots of people for that feel good vibe! Must be more organised on Saturday mornings to get there before opening shop!

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    1. Thanks Fine and Sunny girls...I cant wait to get back to the Mildura markets!

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  9. Well done Jane. It looked amazing xx

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  10. Dear Jane, if you were at my local EPIC Farmer's Markets, I would be your BEST customer, lovely! xoxx

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  11. What gorgeous offerings you had, I would have been a very happy customer. We love supporting our local markets, in fact we popped along to one today :)

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  12. Looks like the type of stall that would have me skipping all the aisles for. Yummy and tea not enough of it being served at markets.

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  13. Fell upon your blog today Jane and your photos made me wish I had been there to share. Your stall looked amazing and so inviting. Just beautiful right down to the bunting! Sarah has shared some chai with me and I was pleasantly surprised! It was a nice change. Hope I can catch the next market day.

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane