Two weeks after our visit to the Collingwood Children’s Farm Market in Melbourne, we are off to the Slow Food Market at the Abbotsford Convent, just down the road.
Some of the familiar stall holders are back but there are a few new ones as well as some organic producers. It’s amazing how new varieties of produce can appear and others disappear in a couple of weeks

Stall Holders dot the grounds of the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne
Stall Holders dot the grounds of the Convent

Slow Food Market at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne
Busy day at the markets

Slow Food Market at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne
More stalls

Slow Food Market at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne
Daffodils for sale

Persimmons were in season. I found them hiding under the camellia tree.
Persimmons under the camellia tree at the Abbotsford Convent Market in
Persimmons and pears

Persimmons at the Abbotsford Convent Market in Melbourne
New seasons persimmons

Did you know there was more than one variety of pistachio?
I hadn’t realized this until I spoke to the gentleman at Hi- Fye Pistachios who explained the difference between them. It’s mainly about sweetness!
Pistachio stall at the Slow Food market at Abbotsford Convent in
Hi-Fye Pistachios

There is always a fabulous selection of vegetables.
Vegetable stall at the Abbotsford Market in Melbourne
Beautiful greens

Organic Vegetable stall at the Abbotsford Market in Melbourne
Organic kale,spinach and spring onions

Vegetable stall at the Abbotsford Market in Melbourne
More greens

Vegetable stall at the Abbotsford Market in Melbourne
Leeks, kohl rabi, celeriac and parsnips

New season’s oranges were arriving at the market
Trays of Oranges at the Abbotsford Market in Melbourne
Trays of Oranges

Potato seller at the Abbotsford Market in Melbourne
The potato man was also here

I had a very exciting find here! Brussel sprouts being sold by the stalk..a new experience for me!
Brussel sprouts on the stalk at the Abbotsford Convent Market in Melbourne
Brussel sprouts on the stalk

Beetroot at the Abbotsford Convent Market in Melbourne
Colourful beetroot

Last stop is the Convent Bakery, for a fabulous selection of different breads and rolls. The beetroot and fennel bread is great and the fruit loaf is a must. All the breads are made in their 1901 wood fired oven. If you can’t live without their bread, the bakery is open every day.
The Convent Bakery at the Abbotsford Convent Market in Melbourne
The Convent Bakery

Fruit loaf from the Convent bakery, Melbourne
Their fabulous fruit loaf

The market is a great way to spend Saturday morning. Apart from buying some of the freshest, tastiest produce available, its also helps to support our local producers. Families come and enjoy the morning and friends meet up for coffee.
Even the dogs love it!
Dog at the Abbotsford Convent Market in Melbourne
Waiting patiently

Dog in a raincoat at the Abbotsford Convent Market in Melbourne
I'm ready if it's going to rain!

 
 
 
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