Life: Take A Mini-Market Day Trip
On the weekend, we made a last-minute decision to visit a country Farmers’ Market. We are like that. We are crazy kids! Of course, there are plenty of Farmer’s Markets right here in Melbourne, but we wanted to get in the car and get out on the highway. Sometimes you just need to escape your usual environs and go further afield. Sometimes you need to get away, even if it’s just for a few hours.
And really, a few hours is all it took. We left at 9.30 and were at Lancefield by about half past ten. We spent an hour or so trawling the market for the most delicious fruit, vegetables, eggs, cheese and smallgoods. We drank coffee and chatted with the people who grew the produce or made the terrine. Ari had a sausage. I got muddy boots. Cam talked about meat with two nice ladies. It all went swimmingly.
We bought some rabbit terrine, a kilo of tiny cherry tomatoes, some soft cheese and lots and lots of vegetables and crunchy fruit. And then we meandered back home to have lunch. We were back by one, sitting on cushions around our huge coffee table, watching telly and eating those just picked tomatoes with our own home-baked bread, slices of terrine with chutney and slivers of cheese all washed down with a cold glass of Riesling. YUM!
It’s good to know that a day trip doesn’t have to take the whole day, right? You can do a mini trip like we did. You can just do a half day and then spend the rest of your precious Saturday or Sunday at your place, eating delicious things. Are you into that idea?!
Here’s The Australian Farmers’ Market site, in case you want to locate your nearest market and take a morning spin, like we did!