On the 4th Saturday of every month, Bathurst hosts a farmers market in the
grounds of our historic showground.
I take my hat off to the producers who turn up each month, especially in the depths of winter because the showground is so so so so cold!
The pavilions were built in the late 1800s
and while the architecture is superb
I don’t think they had any notion about passive solar design
back in 1896.
It is the perfect setting for the markets though
How can anyone resist these
It’s lovely to turn up and see what’s on offer each month.
I so admire the fact that people take such pride in what they do
and that they are rewarded for their efforts.
I love running into my beautiful colourful friends
and talking to people who care about the world we live in and the food we eat
It’s also the perfect excuse to put on your pinkest shoes and wear that pussy cat bag you’ve been itching to wear…
and to buy the best damned olive oil this side of Liguria.
Everything is so fresh
and made with love.
Until today I’d never really looked closely at the old paintings that decorate the interior walls in the showground pavilions. Does anyone know anything of their history?
I particularly like the one of the apple pickers behind our new friend Con up top.
I think it might actually snow this weekend. I have nothing to back that up except we’ve just braved the sideline of the rugby field to watch Darcy play and scuttled home to get warm. It’s a snuggle-down-in-front-of-the-heater kind of weekend me thinks. Stay cosy x
Thanks to all the producers who kindly let me take photos this morning (some of which were duds I’m sorry), including Con & Rose, Stoney Creek Wildflowers, Linda’s Chilli Relish, Ploughman’s Hill Olive Oil (love your work!), Castlereagh Seed Savers, Saltbird Flavoured Salt, Cabonne Country Honey, our local vignerons and Milnes of Mudgee. I wish I could include everyone who makes the effort to come to Bathurst every month but on behalf of the community – thank you.