An Article in The Age newspaper…

Very excited to have a feature article in this weeks Sunday Age! They heard about the book and contacted us earlier this week to organise an interview and photoshoot at the market. We managed to round up several of the stall holders and their products and you can see all of the images on The Age website below.

 

(The Age article by Carolyn Webb and images by Chris Hopkins)

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/more-than-hippies-honey-and-tiedye-st-andrews-market-turns-40-20150117-12sey4.html

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‘smile’…vistors to St Andrews Market

Some of the many happy visitors to St Andrews Market…

decisions, decisions…

Jo and I are slowly feeling our way around how to publish our book. So many things to think about! Do we find a publisher or self publish? Apply for grants or crowd fund?…….and on and on and on!! It isn’t an area we are familiar with but we are determined to see our project to completion. Almost there now. Here is a bit of a mock up of one of the pages that I just did.

Winter in St Andrews…

 

Winter, my favourite time of the year. A time to really enjoy catching up with all the locals that come to the market week in and week out. Jo and I spend a good 4 hours here each week…..it nourishes the soul and keeps us connected to the small rural community that we live in. Market time is our time. No husbands, no kids, no thinking about anything else except relaxing. Absolute bliss!

Here are a few of my favourite stalls that are part of my weekly ritual ‘market time’. First up, my veggie shopping. Then up the hill a bit for breakfast at the Thai stall (the best satay sauce in the southern hemisphere!) The penultimate destination is the Chai Tent with a hot, spicy cup of Chai from Robbie. Lots of time spent here for talking, laughing and watching the world go by.

St Andrews Market Project, an update…

Jo and I are getting to the end of our market project and I now need to start sorting through the hundreds of photos that I have taken over the last year. It will be sad to bring it to an end, but, in a sense, it is just the beginning. Next…….the book!

Pat, the Queen of St Andrews…

Pat has worked tirelessly behind the scenes of St Andrews Market for over 10 years, planting and revegetating the local environment for the joy and pleasure of others. She lives just down the lane, past the pony rides, where she nurtures hundreds of indigenous seedlings ready for planting. All of her time is given freely so that the local environment can regenerate. We interviewed Pat many months ago for our St Andrews Project and have since discovered that not many people know about what she contributes to the space that so many get to enjoy. So this is a little ‘thank you’ to a wonderfully warm and generous human being.

Honey Honey…

Another trip out in the country but this time I didn’t have to travel too far. Frank, from Heidi Honey, only lives 2 minutes away in my home town of Hurstbridge. I got to experience the bee hives close up (without protective gear….brave or stupid, not sure!) and learn a bit more about his organic honey production. He sells the honey with his wife and kids at St Andrews Market and also brews a mean chai at his stall! These images will feature in our St Andrews Market book along with the other local producers.