Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Flemington Farmers' Market
Every Sunday 9am - 1pmMount Alexander CollegeNext Market: Sunday 25 August

MAD Scientists come back to MAC

The MAD MAC Scientists are back this Sunday as part of the National Science week. If you saw the demonstration last week you will be happy to know there are biggers bangs and a different flavour ice-cream and more green Slime!.
 
There is an ancient Greek tragedy which tells the tale of Crocus and Smilax: Crocus ...The handsome young Farmers Market Manager ... sets out into the woods in pursuit of the beautiful wood nymph, Smilax. Flattered by his comely appearance Smilax accepts his amorous advances, but soon, after a brief period of idyllic love, she becomes bored by Crocus' attentions (as wood Nymphs are wont to do!) and as he continues to pursue her, she resorts to bewitching him, transforming Crocus into a saffron crocus flower, giving him  radiant orange stigmas as a symbol of his undying passion for her.
 
 I only mention this because this Sunday we have a saffron grower coming to the market. Kevin Marriott grows Crocus flowers on his farm near Mansfield and has reached a point where he is ready to sell his saffron at Markets and happily he has chosen to come to ours.Saffron is great in Paella and risotto and an excellent addition to seafood dishes. Drop by and have a chat with Kevin this Sunday
 
 Some of you might be interested in the fact that Cleopatra used Saffron as an aphrodisiac which was enhanced by its seductive colour and aroma ... so if you have ‘specific’ plan for this weekend you had better come to the market ! Need I say more...
 Returning from Holidays are Jay from The Australian Pumpkin Seed Company and Di from Watergrass Hill Angus. Both of them were fed up with their holidays and very happy to be back as well.
 
 Fresh from a whirlwind engagement as executive chef behind the scenes at ‘Masterchef’ Andrew from Simmer Wood Fired Pizza is back. Some of you will remember Andrews gourmet pizzas and crumpets from a year ago. He is back filling in for the Timorese crew who aren’t available this week.
 
 Other monthly stallholders are Jon Ger from The Tamarind Tree Indian Sauces, Carly from Raw and Roasted extraordinary Pesto’s and Maree from BM Pet Snax. At my Elwood market Maree was saying how the cold weather also affects arthritis in dogs and giving them dried Beef tendons to chew can help relieve their pain as well as being highly nutritious.
 
Also watch out for Greens organic farm, Soul Strength Ferments who are back this weekend, Kookaberry and Waltana Flaxseed Oil.
 Fresh veg this week from Green Gully Organic, Peninsula Fresh Organic and Faranda Family Farm.
 
 BTW.. It has been recorded that Alexander the Great used saffron in his bath for its curative properties and was so taken with its healing capacity he recommended it to his fighting men ... all 20,000 of them ... now that’s a bath night I would be happy to avoid!
 
By the way the MAD MAC Science Students are back again this week with bangs and smells, green slime and DYI ice-cream... something for the whole family.
 

All the stallholders for this week are on the website, please check to make sure your favourites are coming.