Saturday, 20 March 2010

Trentham

We had the urge to go to a farmer's market this morning, so we all piled in the car to head off to Talbot, then we remembered that it's held on Sundays(!) so we backtracked to Trentham (deep in the forest between Daylesford and Woodend) to have some brekky at Red Beard to console ourselves - and what luck, there was a farmer's market on in Trentham!

We fuelled up at Red Beard first, our favourite café/bakery, I have talked about it on my blog lots of times, it's great to see John and Al's business getting bigger but still so personal and friendly - and tasty!! At this time of year they stop production of their pain au chocolat and instead make the most delicious organic hot cross buns.



The farmer's market was great, it had more of a community feel than the Daylesford one, and there was more fresh food and local produce. There was a veggie food stall where we bought some delicious spicy sweet potato pastries, our dear friend Janey Bee with her cookies, lots of potatoes, organic producers, flowers and cheeses.


I spotted Blumin Sandy and bought this lovely late summer posy from her, it is just TOO pretty!

After the market we ambled up to the Trentham community op shop. Now this is one of my favourite op shops, it is an old-fashioned type oppy (cheap, clean and well-organised), very friendly, and it is in the most beautiful old school building. I love just looking around at the place and imagining it as a school, or even how good it would be as a home. I took some photos this time, it's worth a visit if you are in the area (open Wed and Sat only).






Trentham is one of my favourite little towns and it has a great vibe at the moment, lots of things happening and a lot of people who are very proud of their pretty town, with its old shop fronts and beautiful scenery.

9 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

I love Trentham, it's great! Our friends own the B & B across from the church that was once the old convent, we love visiting them!

lulufroufrou said...

While you were out I visited your lovely Lark today. Just as I imagined simply divine.

Mina said...

What a great post, you guys had such a lovely day! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Jana said...

Love the looks of those tomatoes.....divine!
Jana

sean the prawn said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in where small communities have a strong sense of identity & support small business, farmers & arty craftsers. It is what's lacking in a lot of modern society.
A bit of a heavy comment for a Sunday morning...oops.

Clara said...
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Elethea said...

You guys have a great life! Trentham sounds wonderful.
I spent Saturday op shopping around Ballarat.
Love the new layout of the Lark store by the way.

Clara said...

Wow - wonder why my comment got removed.... too long maybe! Anyway, I just wanted to say how perfect your Sunday sounded, and was sharing some of mine in return....

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