Somehow the first day of December sneaks up on us every year - we wonder where did the year ago, we count on the calendar just a handful of weeks left to the year, we remark how wonderful that advent has begun! And so we bake fruit cake and wrap it up to age in the pantry, we string up handmade garlands and stars, we find a tiny pine tree in a nearby paddock and adorn it with our funny collection of decorations bought and given and made all over the world, we play finger puppets with mamie and read stories on the bed, we work on handmade gifts, we crochet late at night and sip creamy tea, we light the first candle of the advent wreath and usher soft prayers of hope.
Amidst all the busyness, the hum drum, the deadlines we pause, we savour this special time of year...
For those interested we have two more markets left for this year; we will be selling our pasture raised chickens and eggs as well as my European-inspired gluten free Christmas delights. Think dark fragrant gingerbread, moist fruit cakes, dark chocolate, hazelnut + clove cookies, buttery vanilla bean shortbread, dainty mince pies and of course those beeswax baked custards - canéles!
Come along and find some delicious treats to store up and share with loved ones this happy season!
Woodend Farmers' Market Saturday December 5th 8am - 1pm High street, Woodend
Kyneton Farmers Market Saturday December 12th 8am - 1pm St. Paul's park, Piper Street, Kyneton