Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Spring has truly sprung and I am still adjusting to the start of the new school term and daylight savings.  There are quite a few events on this weekend if you feel like getting out and about in the sunshine.  There are two farmers markets on this coming Saturday - the first at the Collingwood Children's Farm in St Helier's St Abbotsford (plastic bag-free so BYO bags) and the second is the Coburg Farmers Market at Coburg North Primary School.  Both are being held from 8 am - 1 pm.
Image via Heritage Fruits Society
If design is more your thing, you can also head to the Sisters Market in Coburg on Saturday where you may want to (gulp) start stocking up for early Christmas presents.  I hate last minute shopping in December when things start to get crazy and I'm the most tired so I try to do my shopping during the year (or online but make sure you give yourself enough time for things to be delivered).  The Fine Design Market at Manningham City Square has also clocked up a year and that's being held on Sunday from 10 am - 3 pm.  I've not yet made it to either design market but they both look good.

Image via Heritage Fruits Society
Finally back onto Spring, for something a bit different - Petty's Orchard in Templestowe is holding its Blossom Festival on Sunday.  For $5 entry (cash only) - you can bring along a picnic to eat from 2 - 4 pm where hundreds of apple trees will be in full bloom.  There'll also be full tours of the orchard and coffee and tea will be served.  Sounds like a wonderful sensory experience if you can get there.  There is also an organic shop and cafe (with outdoor playground) at Petty's Orchard and last I heard they were also looking for a new shop staff member.

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