The Hawkesbury Harvest Market is on once a month and I heard about it from Liss (Frills in the Hills) so I decided to go along. Turns out I’d been before, it just coincided with the Richmond Markets last time as I thought it was all one market, not two. Anyway… as you can see I got lots of yummy goodness but I’ll have to remember to take more cash and a spare pair of hands next time. I did take my camera and I did take some ok photos but soon after arriving my hands were so full I couldn’t take them anymore. I’ll show you what I got when I unloaded it onto the dining table instead.
I got as many fresh veges as I could carry. I will be buying ALOT more next month because they were so delicious and fresh. I only bought this on Saturday and most of it is gone already. They should really hold the market once a fortnight. I got spinach, rhubarb, lettuce, beans, potatoes, vine ripened tomatoes, zuchinni, broccoli, leek and carrots. I also bought half a leg of lamb which looks so tender and I can’t wait to roast it. I bought some Angus steaks and they’re going to be so great on the BBQ, as well as some diced Angus which is really juicy, something I’ll be buying in bulk next time.
There were lots of little stalls too selling pickles, jams, marinades and honey. I bought a packet of honey popcorn to share with some friends and next time I’ll make sure I leave with some marinades as they were soooo good, I’d just run out of cash by that point.
Handmade chocolates are a weakness… but I was good and didn’t buy a whole box which was very tempting, especially as Mothers Day was only a couple of hours away and would have been very easy to justify. I bought a peppermint cream for me and it was bliss. I bought Steve a Mocha Drop and a Chilli Chocolate as he stayed home with Aidan so I could have the morning to myself.
Instead of chocolate I bought some delicious teas, Goji Berry & Blue Mountain Lady Grey. On the plate are some tea blossoms which are so cool that they deserve a completley seperate post. As I mentioned perviously, I have a current love affair with tea. I tried drinking a redbull yesterday and only managed to drink a third before tipping it out and boiling the kettle instead. Much better for me all round I think.
So, if you have a chance on Saturday June 12th, it’s worthwhile to come and check out the Harvest Market located at the Richmond School of Arts across from the library on the corner of West Market Street and March Street. They have other locations too so check out the website but come to Richmond and you might see me!