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Some favourites return to stick around for awhile

Capital Region Famers Market - festive foods, blueberriesWe often get asked where certain stallholders are if they haven’t been in a while. When they are returning. What’s their ‘season’. We are pleased to announce the return of a few of our much-loved seasonal stallholders who will be back for a while from February.

We are excited to welcome back Laurel Hill Blueberry Farm, Donald Smith (blueberries), Dominic Torcaso Produce and Young District Stone fruit.

Get in to see these guys and taste their amazing produce on your next visit. For a limited time only.

Take note of these Market closures

Please take note of the following Market closures and mark your diaries to avoid disappointment. The Market will be closed on Saturday 25 February as Exhibition Park in Canberra welcomes the annual Royal Canberra Show.

Our Market will operate as per usual on the week prior, Saturday 18 February and we will be back after the show on Saturday 4 March.

We will then be closed again for Saturday 15 April as Canberra hosts the National Folk Festival – our last usual market is Saturday 8 April, and we will return on Saturday 22 April.

Get down to these fabulous events at Exhibition Park in Canberra, they’re always great fun and a fabulous way to support the Canberra community.

 

21 January 2017

Great to be back after the Xmas break, although the extreme heat we have been experiencing over the last week or so, may not be too good for growers of some produce. Never mind – the show must go on as they say!!

Back for another season we have Young District Stone Fruit with various plum varieties; Laurel Hill Blueberry Farm with big juicy blueberries and Dominic Torcaso Produce with new season herbs & vegies.

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Christmas well wishes for you as we take a break

What do our Market organisers, stallholders, producers, farmers and growers do over Christmas? Take a break that’s what! Just like you we are looking forward to a break from the everyday demands of work and life and can’t wait to catch up with friends and family over the summer holidays. A note to let you all know our last trading day for 2016 is our special Twilight Market on Thursday 22 December. We are then closed over the Christmas/New Year period, and for the annual Summernats festival, and will be back business as usual on Saturday 14 January 2017.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our much-loved stallholders and of course you, our valued customers, for your support throughout 2016. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, safe and fun-filled, food-filled holidays, and we’ll catch you again in 2017!

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Get festive with a fresh, live Christmas Tree

If you’re a lover of live Christmas trees, then you know what a beautiful addition they are to the home. The fresh, crisp pine aroma fills the air as you enjoy the festive season and count down to the big day when your tree will be abundant with gifts to and from loved ones. Christmas trees are at the Market right now direct from St Nicholas Christmas Trees and Santa’s Shaped Christmas Trees. The team at St Nicholas have been supplying beautifully shaped Christmas trees to the people of the Canberra region for over 15 years. The trees are grown on a small family owned property just outside Goulburn where they are cared for, selected for multiple branching and undergo extensive pruning to help ensure the final trees are as bushy as possible. Every tree is individually hand pruned and shaped up to six times before it reaches the Market. Tree prices vary depending on the size, and start from $60.  The busy ‘elves’ at Santa’s Shaped Christmas Trees also know more than a thing or two about Christmas trees. The farm located in Gundaroo just near Canberra also provides beautiful Christmas trees to the people of Canberra and surrounds, as well as Christmas tree stands which extend the life of a cut tree. Most trees from Santa’s Shaped Christmas Trees range from around 1.5 to 2.5 metres in height and are cut and netted for easy transport to your home. Come in and pick your tree at the Market on Saturday 3rd, 10th and Saturday 17th December (stock permitting).

 

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What’s in season? Stone fruit, cherries and blueberries

Summer fruit. Fresh, juicy, appealing in your fruit bowls and on your summer fruit platters. Oh, and that lovely aroma! Right now at the Market it’s stone fruit – peaches and nectarines – as well as cherries and blueberries. You can buy lovely peaches and nectarines right now from Harrison & Sons. Blueberries are back juicy and fresh from Donald Smith Horticulture, Borenore Berry Farm and Clyde River Berry Farm. And as we mentioned last week, what’s Christmas without fresh cherries? Score your pick of cherries from Torry Hill Orchards, Drive in Orchards, and Hill Lock Orchard. Yummo!

 

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DON’T FORGET: last stop before Christmas – our Twilight Market

What’s better than food on Christmas day? Fresh food on Christmas day! And food that you know has been lovingly grown and nurtured by our awesome regional farmers.  Be sure to add our special Twilight Farmers Market to your calendar for the freshest food just ahead of Christmas Day– Thursday 22 December from 3.00 – 7.00pm.

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19 November 2016

With a limited supply of fruit we welcome back today Ken & Tracey – Harrison & Sons with peaches and nectarines; the ripening process is a little slow this year due to the long winter and late spring. Cherries are nearly in full swing too – get your stone fruit fix here today!!

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