The stallholders of Pomonal Village Market wish you all a very safe, happy, healthy and blessed Christmas, wherever you are on this significant day.
Note that Pomonal Market will still be held on the last Sunday of December; that is, December 29. Also, please note that we'll be running another market on the following Sunday, January 5, 2014, so if you have family and/or friends visiting and you'd like to take them out for a drive, why not call in on us and see what's on offer?
This market is likened to a jewel box; so full of earthly delights. There'll be oodles of locally-grown plants and pre-loved books in the hundreds, LPs, tapes and CDs, antique china and glassware.
There's also food, including locally produced jams, jellies and sauces, honey, Berenberg preserves, salamis and Polish sausage of many types, fruit and vegetables and home-made cakes, slices, nut loaves, sausage rolls, scones, biscuits, and sweets.
A dizzying array of locally created craft of many varieties will be available, including baby-wear, sheepskin products, handspun wares, exquisite costume jewellery, spiral scarves, knitted toys, smart fashion accessories, art, beautifully made wooden products, handmade greeting cards, naturally scented soaps and so on.
There are pre-loved goods ranging from children's clothes, toys, games, lucky dips to adult clothing, jigsaw puzzles, etc. There are gorgeous and exotic china, brass, silver and glass objects from around the world, bouquets of fresh cut native blooms; the list is endless.
For six years, Brian Rayner, in partnership with son Ben and Ben's partner Kelly have been retailing fruit and vegetables in Stawell. They also wholesale to a wide surrounding district, keeping two vans busy.
After many local requests begging them to be at Pomonal market as well, they've obliged. The Rayners try to buy produce as locally as possible and straight from the farm. Their prices reflect that. Oranges from Mildura, onions from Tasmania, for instance.
As well as fruit and vegies, there are Waratah biscuits, baked up in Donald. They have fancy biscuit tins featuring photos of historical interest - particularly cars, but also buildings etc, which are great for gifts! Come and see the Rayners, including baby Storm, for a great day out.