South Melbourne Market Tour - Part 2 @ Thursday, September 19, 2013
South Melbourne Market Tour - Part 2
There was a flower stall in the same row as the shops outside we explored. Didn't see any other florists. Prices were meh but the flowers weren't fresh. Disappointing as I had hoped to buy flowers during this trip. - Not part of the tour by the way - Edit: There was more than one florist at the market but we only saw one.
Organic Produce - This store as the name suggests sells organic things, including dips that don't last that long (being organic). Some of the fruit veggies have a tag that says where they came from which is pretty cool.
We sampled the Fuji apple which had a "honey core" it was really good. It's from Forest Rambe in South Australia and costs $10 kg. I'd love to eat only organic things and buy fresh fruit every couple days, but I'm not sure if it's affordable or efficient. le beau & co and Hector highly recommend going organic. Mother is skeptical, claims that it's all lies, it's not organic, it's just a marketing thing. Ignore her, it's quite tragic that she somehow became a health lecturer. Though her area of specialty is reproductive cancer and not nutrition.
Fruits on Coventry
- Stand them in a jug of water, brown bag over top - in fridge
- Closed tips means it's fresh
Did you know they're harvested at midnight, coolest time. to transport to markets in the morning? This never occurred to me, I don't think too deeply. :P
They had these interesting looking 'Gold Nugget Pumpkin' $4 each, and 'Ready to Drink Coconuts' $3 (Yes they do have cold ones too). Tempting but I need both hands for the camera, especially cause I hurt my wrist (chronically).
Sourdough Bakehouse Organic Sourdough - The bread here is really nice and they have a large variety too. We met the owner who bakes all the bread himself (owning a bakery is hard work with very early hours). I really liked the bread with olives in it, but I already bought ciabatta the day before. But I'd definitely get something next time, by they way their breads are half price at closing time. ;)
South Melbourne Market Grocer - Quality Good at Discount Prices is the slogan.
A better name could have been picked. The owner is the guy with a black hat from South Africa (in case you're wondering, which you are, he's not black), he bought the business from a woman. Sorry don't remember the story for this one. Personally I'm a bit skeptic about the quality and the relationship to price, when it reminds me of the reject shop. They have Jelly Belly! - $2.50 each for 2 for $4. I got Lily the Hello Kitty one.
Part 3 coming up tomorrow.
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