POMONAL - From plants to chocolate fudge, jewellery to toys and everything in between, the Pomonal Village Market is literally bursting with treasures.
It is clear that autumn has arrived, particularly evident in the increasingly rich colours of trees and bushes, as well as in the fresh, clear air.
What better place to tempt the senses and have a great day out, than in the lovely little town of Pomonal. The last Sunday of the month is when the long-running Pomonal Village Market is held and that means this coming Sunday, from 10am till 3pm.
Though smaller than some other markets, it's literally bursting with treasures - treasures which don't cost much.
You will find lots of inexpensive, locally grown plants, including many Australian natives, luscious ferns, hardy cottage plants such as geraniums and pelargoniums, citrus trees, drought-beating succulents, aromatic herbs, bulbs and vintage seed varieties.
Home-made cakes are always a favourite, as are the slices, biscuits, nut loaves, toffees and fudge.
Stallholders also offer fresh, locally grown in-season fruit; collectable bric a brac and vintage china and glassware; lavender bags, rose pot pourri; handspun English Leicester yarn, fleece scarves, beanies, shawls and stoles; cosy sheepskin products, including hats and toys and gorgeous costume jewellery.
There are literally thousands of quality secondhand books for sale, as well as pre-loved CDs, tapes and LPs (which are making a comeback).
Also browse the naturally perfumed soaps of many varieties, beautiful handmade greeting cards, cosy hand-knitted caps, babies and children's clothes, toys (both new and pre-loved), lucky dips, secondhand goods, new ladies clothing going out at sale prices, pre-loved jigsaws and much more, in the hall and outside, under the trees.
Then when you're famished after browsing and shopping, the tasty, low-cost morning and afternoon teas and lunches will really appeal to your taste buds. The food's delicious, and the folk are most welcoming and helpful, so why not come out and savour a gorgeous day with them at the Pomonal Village Market?