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Did someone say live Christmas trees?!

Santa's Shaped Christmas Tree Farm at the Capital Region Farmers Market in Canberra

Image: Santa’s Shaped Christmas Tree Farm


Live Christmas trees. The scent of pine, the fun in decorating and of course the thrill of choosing your very own perfect tree.  Then it’s on to the count down to the big day when your beautiful live tree will be surrounded with gifts for your loved ones. Right now, you can get yourself a beautiful live Christmas tree from the Market. You can be sure your tree is locally grown with the crew at Santa’s Shaped Christmas Tree Farm bringing you home grown trees from their property in Gundaroo. Their farm has had a cool spring, so the trees are looking very healthy with fresh green foliage and a wonderful fragrance. Most trees range from around 1.5 – 2 metres in height and are cut and netted for easy transport to your home. You can also visit St Nicholas Christmas Trees who really know their Christmas trees having supplied the Canberra region with trees for over 16 years.  Their trees are grown on a small family owned property just outside Goulburn, with the farm having been in the family for four generations dating back to 1920. Tree prices vary depending on the size and start from $60. So, come on in and choose your tree on the weekend.

Never fear, your Christmas foods are right here

Wins Creek Meadery at the Capital Region Farmers Markets

Image: Wins Creek Meadery


What is Christmas without some festive foods to bring some extra Christmas cheer. It’s this time of year when cherries and stone fruit fill your fruit bowl to the brim, seafood is on order for a family barbecue and everyone makes room for those delightful Christmas desserts. The Market is the best place to buy all your best and freshest festive foods. Over the coming weeks you’ll find the best and freshest in scrumptious seafood from Warren’s Fresh Seafood with many varieties of fish plus yummy prawns, lobster, mussels and oysters. And speaking of oysters there’s plenty of Sydney Rocks available from Rod Terry Oysters There’s loads of juicy ripe cherries and stone fruit on offer with nectarines from Harrison & Sons, and cherries from Torry Hill Orchards, Hill Lock Orchard and Drive In Orchards. If you dream of Christmas sweets all year round, then make sure you head to Rosa’s Home Bake for delectable Christmas puddings, and make a beeline to Wins Creak Honey for their range of Christmas cookies. Traditional hand moulded biscuits featuring woodcut decorations compliment their spiced honeys – star anise, cinnamon, ginger and mixed spice –  and festive cherry mead.  Make us your first stop for festive foods this year.

Diary Date: Last Market before Christmas

Christmas cherries at the Capital Region Farmers Market


Ho Ho Ho-eads up! Our last Market for 2017 will be on Saturday 23rd December. That’s Christmas Eve, Eve. It’s your last chance to get in for all your holiday food needs.

You will find fresh seasonal Christmas fruit like cherries and stone fruit, meats including Christmas hams, sumptuous seafood including fish, oysters and prawns, plus all the Christmas sweet treats like puddings, cakes and chocolates.

If you’re stuck for last minute Christmas gift ideas, head in for the Farmers Market Cook Book or a Gift Card – both are available from the Rotary Help Desk at the Market entry.  Seasons Eatings!

Hampers are back!

We know it’s close to Christmas when we spy the Capital Region Christmas Hampers.

These lovely gift boxes offer a little taste from many of our regular stallholders and make great Christmas gifts for those with a passion for quality food and wine. The hampers come in two sizes, the smaller for $49 and the large for $89 and come packed with goodies from the Market including wine, coffee, chai, chocolates, nuts, preserves and olive oil.

You can buy these gorgeous hampers from the Four Winds Vineyard stand at the Market each Saturday until Christmas Day.

Come see us for all your Christmas food needs

Fresh tasty food, lower food miles and knowing that you’re supporting local farmers are just three reasons to make the Market the place to tick off your Christmas food list.

Over the coming weeks you’ll find amazing seafood including fish, oysters and prawns.

Seasonal fruits including cherries from our growers in Young, and a whole load of juicy peaches and nectarines from Harrison & Sons await.

You can buy your meats for Christmas with delicious hams from Box Gum Grazing, and pick up a whole turkey for your table from Thirlmere Poultry Supply.

There’s many sweet treats to add to the merriment including vegan and gluten free Christmas cakes from Crafted Cupcakery.

And to decorate, you can pick up beautiful fresh Christmas trees from Santa’s Shaped Christmas Trees or St Nicholas Christmas Trees.

So much to stock up on!