Yesterday was a gorgeous morning, so jumpers at the ready, Hubby and I grabbed our bags and headed out to the Museum Markets. We needed food and a little adventure with my camera. I was excited. It had been a while since I had just taken photos for photo taking sake. Hubby was freshly shaved. I didn’t realise until I knew how much I saw his whole face again. Gosh I missed that face.

We strolled the aisles and aisles of tents packed with books, food, vegetables, soap and tables and tables laden with home-made jams and preserves. Our $60 flew out the window in moment after moment of impulse purchases.Soon we had enough fruit and vegetables to get us through the week. A no sugar added cake, pumpkin muffins and a mustard pickle.

A little more wandering and we stumbled across a table laden with colourful and sweet-smelling soaps. Beautifully presented, they called to me. I asked if I could take a picture, mentioned I had a blog. Me too, she said. And Karen and I met. Karen blogs at Granny’s Garden. Her soaps are sold under the name Soap Cottage. We grabbed a soap kabab and were on our way.

A gorgeous day. A beautiful market. I love my town.

Soap’s by Soap Cottage.

Do you buy from a weekend farmer’s market?


  • Kimmie

    Gotta love a good market I say!

    • Kimmie

      Oh and yes we buy from various Qld Farmers Markets all the time! Hubby takes his business to these 3 soon to be 4 times a week. We shop at the markets first and then hit shops for anything they cannot supply.  Great prices, organic, free range and fresh from the farm – you can’t get better than that! Also for hubby there is a lil bit of bartering of produce that goes on between stall holders and lots of gifted produce to try. They are a friendly, generous lot market stall holders that look after their repeat customers very well.

      • Melissa Walker Horn

        I must get myself to a market that has you and Heart Poet at it. Would be great fun, I think. 🙂

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  • Sara

    Oh my i love weekend markets and you have reminded me that i haven’t been to one in a few months… booooo to me. Will have to change that very soon.
    And seriously, your photos are amazing, they make me feel like i am there! Great job.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Booooo to you too. Haha. Enjoy your next visit. 

      Thank you. It was a beautiful day. 

  • Your markets are lovely! Such nice produce..

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      So wonderful. And on every Sunday, one side of town or the other. You should come up for a drive one weekend, you can come to our after for lunch with all the yummy stuff. 

  • Yes! I live in Wangaratta (country Victoria) and LOVE going to the markets on a Sunday to get my fruit and veg. It’s so great to support the locals.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Absolutely. Hubby and I are trying to decide who’s going this week. Apparently together we spend too much cash. Haha.