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

Thinking about a New Years resolution ..?

As we launch optimistically into another year of markets I’d like to wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year.
 
January is the time of New Year resolutions, the desire to be better within ourselves and to improve our health, our love life or our financial position etc  Mostly these resolution involve the stopping of activities, like drinking alcohol or doing nothing. But what if a resolution is not about improving through restraint but about improvement through abandon?  One of my favourite quotes is from the novel ‘Choclat’ by Joanne Harris whose heroine Vianne Rocher writes.. “I could do with a bit more excess. From now on I'm going to be immoderate and volatile, I shall enjoy loud music and lurid poetry. I shall be rampant.” 
 

Rampant is a good word to describe the coming of the Strawberries over the new year. Slow to fruit in the weeks before Christmas John from Wild Dog Produce whose strawberries are nothing short of legendary wrote to say, ‘its raining strawberries up here’  and he’s bringing this abundance to market on Sunday. So you need to make sure you leave some room in your excessive behaviour this week to indulge in the  passion packed strawberry, the fruit beloved of goddesses such as Venus, Aphrodite and Freyja the norse Goddess of beauty, passion and wealth... Hmm aren’t they the same qualities we wanted to pursue through restraint?