Market report

Amy and Jo

Cardamom spiced chocolate filled with quince topped with a cream cheese vanilla bean frosting and cognac soaked raisin from Coco Chocolate.
Chocolate and hazelnut flourless cupcake with chocolate ganache in front of salted caramel pear with a hazelnut crumble topping.

Early Sunday morning the air was warm and still with the sky a glorious wash of pink. Arriving at the market at 7.30, I was grateful for the stillness so a pair of novices could wrangle a marquee for the first time without too much trouble. Even still, the wisecracking gourmet farmer yelled quips from across the aisle. The finished stall looked gorgeous, needing only a few minor tweaks, next week will be perfect.

As soon as the bell rang at 9am, our first customer said "I'll take $50 worth please" Wow! We sold out by 11.30. Not a bad effort. The response from the shoppers and stall holders alike was so positive. We're two very happy bakers. From crusty old farmers selling potatoes off the back of a truck, crusty sourdough, to a slick goats cheese stall, Tasmanian Farm Gate is a true produce driven market with a fantastic range.

When I first moved to Tasmania, I didn't know exactly what direction my career would take, but I knew I wanted to do something with food and perhaps sell it at a Farmers Market. It's only taken 5 years but I'm finally doing it. And that feels great.

Thank you so much for your kind words of support and encouragement. You are super nice!

12 comments:

  1. congratulations, and the cupcake and stamps look wonderful!

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  2. Well done to yourself & Jo, big congrats-go the C & C cupcake factory, 'Things that make you go Mmmmm!"

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  3. Good for you. Those cakes look SO good. Absolutely ace!

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  4. I love farmers markets, well done you, cheers Marie

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  5. Your cupcakes look A-Mazing! I have a farmers market plan for this Sunday, which involves nothing becoming between It and Me, and I'm definitely buying at least one!

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  6. So glad it went well for you. A couple of my Sydney friends were in Hobart for the weekend I ordered them to seek out the market & your stall.

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  7. I'm so delighted to read your heartfelt words Michelle about achieving your long-held dream. Well done, the cakes looked positively awesome as per usual!!
    Millie ^_^

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  8. Good on you Michelle. Making your dream come true is awesome. Doesn't matter how long it takes, you get there in the end. I often take a peek at your blog as I love your photos and style. If you are ever after some exercise inspiration or want to check out what your Woodbridge mates are up too - www.westwindsgym.blogspot.com It is still in it's early stages of being arranged, but the bare bones are there. Best wishes, Anna Ps Hi to Elsa if she remembers.

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  9. Rob & I were both pleased to see how well your stall had gone on Sunday, although selfishly sad we'd missed out! That's ok there's always next week. Glad to hear about your feelings of accomplishment- tis nice to see things come to fruition.

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  10. Congratulations on your well-deserved success. Here's to many more sell-out Market days.

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