Sunday 16th of July
Close by Foothills Conference Centre is one of the most popular winter events held every July in the Yarra Valley – the Yarra Valley Farmers Market.
Held in the comfortable surrounds of the historic Yering Station, nestled deep in the Yarra Valley, the Yarra Glen Farmers Market has a distinctive French market style. Local producers gather to arrange their freshly gathered vegetables, fruit and other foodstuffs.
Located in Yering Station’s historic barn, this has to be one of our favourite winter things to do. Although the Yarra Glen Farmers Market is a winner all year round, it is particularly delightful in winter because the barn is covered, so there’s no threat of the market being closed due to rain.
Past markets have included recently cut flowers, seasonal fruit and vegetables straight from the farm where they were grown, and a diverse selection of lavender pamper products. The handmade baking stalls have always been particularly popular during the Yarra Glen winter market season.
Take Your dinner home with you.
Not only can you choose some specially crafted and backed local bread, you can also find honey, jams or preserves to spread on it. Maybe you would like to take home some of the specially created buffalo sausages, or grass fed beef, teamed with an unusually tasty sauce. Don’t forget the Yarra Glen Market usually features the always delectable Buxton Smoked Salmon.
That’s ok, the Yarra Glen Market still has you covered. You can easily find all the freshest ingredients for a roast vegetable quiche made from freshly chosen free-range eggs. Or maybe a tasty vegetable lasagne created from some home produced pasta and Yarra Valley cheese.
Sweets more your choice?
Nothing is better to finish off your meal than some Yarra Valley chocolates carefully matched with local wine.
Cooking not your thing?
Yarra Glen Farmers Market ticks nearly every ‘foodie’ box. Not just about taking home some of our fresh produce; the market also provides many delicious taste sensations for you to enjoy as you wander around the stalls. Maybe choose from a selection of prepared delicacies? Recent markets have featured paella cooked as you watch, warm egg, bacon, cheese and tomato crepes, spicy Indian dishes, or well-cooked wood fired pizzas.
Yarra Glen Farmers Market is one of the longest running Farmers Market’s in Australia. This is one of the free Yarra Valley events that everyone should experience this winter. Yering Station is under 20 minutes from Foothills Conference Centre, so why not make a weekend of it? Stay Saturday night, enjoy one of the many eateries close by our accommodation centre, and pay a visit to Yering Station Sunday morning.
Yering Station, Melba Highway, Yarra Glen from 9am to 2pm.
Pics courtesy of Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Facebook page