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We visit Traf Farmers’ Market


The weather looked ominous as the stallholders gathered in the early light but at opening time at 9 am the weather gods relented, and the day improved. And the people came, perhaps as many as 2,000 visited the more than fifty stall holders at the Croquet Club.

Market organiser Ric Nicolson explained ‘I think the matter is that the town has always been crying for somewhere different to meet and to socialise other than the usual café’s and pubs. There’s a lot of people here who’ve been crying out for just such a meeting place. We’ve just provided the opportunity and it’s worked really well so far.

“We’re doing the first Saturday of the month, plus a twilight market the 22nd of December which starts at 4 pm and that means we won’t have one in January. There will be plenty of Christmas goodies and cakes at the twilight market.”

The market operates on the philosophy of no junk or car boot goods. Most of the stall holders make or bake or grow or sow the items they sell, so it is a genuine craft and farmer’s market.

list of stallholders
Annie’s Knitwear
Arancini 4 All
Aroma Lee
Baw Baw Shire Council
Carrie Massage
Colleen Plants
D & E designs
Downunder Mushroom
Dream Organic Coffee
Eddies Cider
Eden Hill
Ellinbank Wildflowers
Folk Farmacy
Forest Remedy
Fran’s Sweet Delights
GI Essentials
Gippsland Colloidal Silver
Glass Roots
Handmade By Denni
Harriet Herbery
Himalayan Bliss
Hughesy’s Nuts
Kiki Coffee
Little Aussie Tradies
Little red Bucket
Magic of Mushrooms
Mill Grove Dairy
Oma’s Kitchen
Our Soap Kitchen
Postcode Hives
Premium Nut Company
Primal meats
Queen Bee bags
Rianha Blomeley Jeweller
Rotary Club (sausage sizzle)
Small batch Sweets’
South Hill Seeds
Splash of Colour
St. Fiacres
Steel Sparking
The Clover Project
The Light Newspaper
Tickle Pink
Whimsicasl Craft
Wild n Succulent
Wild Yeast Bakery
Wings To Sing
Yummy Gozleme