Wow, where to begin with Prahran Market. Perhaps I should start with… this is one of the best city markets I’ve been to in that you can walk around without being overwhelmed by a squash of people and an assault of sounds and aromas as tends to be the case for me with others. The market has been around since 1864 but the renovated indoor area known as Harvest Hall was commemorated in 2013.These markets are a great way to spend a leisurely Sunday, picking up supplies needed for the week or just wandering around and taking in the sights before buying something to lunch on and people watch. More on that later…
One of the things we appreciate in Australia is the clean air and rich soil that we have in our own backyards which makes growing fresh produce something we can all generally have a go at. Growing and buying organic food is becoming more and more common place and the popularity of farmers markets, where you can buy straight from the growers and producers are evident, with big crowds drawn to them every weekend around the country.
One of my favourite things to do whether on holidays or at home is to go to a good weekend market. There are so many clever crafty, tasty, growing, reading, arty discoveries to be made. Not to mention it’s a great way to get yourself out for a walk and take in what towns have to offer all while supporting local growers and artists and boosting the local economy. In the past twelve months I’ve had the joy of visiting markets in New South Wales, Western Australia, Northern Territory and in South Australia and of those visited, these would be my pick of the best.
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