The Growers’ Markets in Backheath are always wonderful, but there was something a bit special about the twilight Christmas market last night. My partner and I arrived early when the stallholders were still setting up around 4.00pm.
You simply cannot celebrate the festive season without cherries. We always left some out for Santa when I was a child.
I was delighted to see an array of Christmas bouquets from the aptly named Enchanted bloom Floral designs of Springwood. Australian Christmas bush should be our equivalent of mistletoe, don’t you think?
Apple scrumpy….all I can say is that the fellow selling it looked pretty scrumptious! Is it politically incorrect to say that?
Shiraz was on offer for more formal Christmas dining. This giant bottle would be enough for an entire family reunion!
We wandered back home with a bagful of goodies. My partner can never resist anything with truffles;
The cosmopolitan nature of our society is reflected in the platter of foods below, Turkish and Asian produce with good old corn fritters.
Hand painted chocolate baubles to follow. Aren’t these just a joy to behold? When I posted a photo of them on Facebook someone thought they were Dichroic Glass. They are crafted by the artisan chocolatier and patissier Esti Gacia.
And to finish? Coffee from freshly ground beans.
The stallholder told us the most popular blend is Blue Mountain. Well of course it is!
The next market will be held on Sunday, February 10th.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!