November kicked off on the 1st in our usual space at the Ocean Grove Community Market. We were lucky to have great weather for the extended Cup weekend and big crowds. It's cordial season and currently available flavours include - Lemon, Blood Orange (only available for a couple more weeks) and Pink Grapefruit. More flavours will be available as the weather warms up !
Thursday November 5th marked the official launch of the newest Melbourne market - right in the heart of the CBD in Goldsbrough Lane. It was a pleasure to meet Melbourne's Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and chat about local produce and small artisan makers - see pictures on our Facebook page. It was a warm night with a lot of tropical rain. It was quite spectacular watching the rain while we were all setting up under the large glass roofed courtyard area. The event was very well attended by the local legal community and the popularity and novelty of a Farmers market in the city, was apparent. This market will be held fortnightly until Christmas 4:30 - 7:30pm - all under cover and surrounded by great shops and cafes. It's a must visit in the lead up to Christmas. We appreciate the support of the Lord Mayor with this original City of Melbourne initiative.
November 7th & 8th we'll be at Whittlesea Show serving up our own sparkling bevs all weekend. Cordial concentrates will also be available for purchase, or may be ordered. This is a wonderful event organised by the Whittlesea Agricultural Society. The show has rides, animals, showbags, food and drinks and is a great family day out.
Friday November 13th - the Ripper Twilight Fair held at Ripon Lea Primary School, Carrington Grove, Ripon Lea, 4 - 8pm. This vibrant event includes loads of pre Christmas shopping - jewellery, candles, gourmet foods and more. We'll have a large selection of all our currently available products - jams, chutneys, cordial concentrates and sparkling beverages on tap to keep your thirst quenched !
Saturday November 14th - Elwood Farmer's Market held at Elwood Secondary College, Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood, 8 - 1pm - fresh produce, meat, cheese, baked goods, macarons and MBK jams, chutneys & cordials.
Sunday November 15th - Drysdale Community Market - this market is in such a picturesque setting. It's worth visiting with a picnic ! There's a really good variety of stalls and we look forward to seeing our Drysdale customers again - sorry we missed you last month while at the Geelong Show !
Saturday November 21st - Marymede School Carnival, South Morang 10 - 4pm. This fair is massive - huge number of stallholders and big crowds. We look forward to seeing everyone we met last year !
Saturday & Sunday November 28th / 29th - Queenscliff Music Festival - great line up again, of talented musicians for this year's festival. This event seems to be getting bigger each year ! We'll be there all weekend with drinks on tap throughout the festival.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events in November.