Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Turners Beach { The Growers and Makers Market }

I love a good little market. And an afternoon spent pottering my way through one. It was the nicest way to spend a quiet Australia Day afternoon. A growers and makers market. Complete with street cricket, and a quick visit to the beach.

Turners Beach is a quaint little seaside town, not far from Mum's house. It has so much to offer, particularly now that it also has a monthly farmers market, a gorgeous little cafe in La Mar's, and the loveliest of beaches too. It's all a bit Home and Away really. Minus the Bra Boys.

The lovely Susan who owns La Mar's, has helped to bring a really lovely village feel to Turners Beach with not only her cafe, but now the market. And she is also planning a community vegetable garden for the area too. Another little town to add to my search properties list on realestate.com.

We bought a healthy amount of produce, artisan bread, bakery goods and succulent plants. Which is why there are few photos. My hands were full with food and damp children from their paddle at the beach. So the camera mostly stayed in the bag.














The beaches. Aren't they just stunning. I won't deny, the water is a little crisp.  But, the longer I'm here, the more I can see the advantage of living here again. Especially with a young family. So many more chances to enjoy the simple things in life. Be close to my own family again. And enjoy a great quality of life.

Twelve years ago I left here paralyzed by the sameness and quietness that was this place. Now, with Tasmania really coming into its own, and a change in my own pace since having the girls, I find myself doing a 180. And thinking to return. For all the same reasons that made me want to leave in the first place.

14 comments:

  1. That looks like a wonderful farmers market, I can see why you had your hands full of produce. It is funny how life goes isn't it, we leave somewhere or something for what are very good reasons and then find ourselves changing our minds, we do one thing when we want to do another, all sorts of contradictions. I hope that you find happiness wherever you are. xx

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  2. Beautiful scenery and looks like a great farmer's market. It is always interesting to visit the local market when visiting a new place.

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    1. It's one of my favourite things to do x

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  3. what a wondrous location for a farmers market - those trees are magical.
    i think the slower pace of tassie life can be just what you need at certain stages of life. sometimes it is frustrating but othertimes it is the best life.
    as long as one can hope on a plane and get a David Jones hit in a Big City every now and then, it is good :-)

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    1. Totally! Melbourne is so close by to do that! You could be gone and home in a day if you really wanted to be!

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  4. Oh I do love a good market! What a perfect way to spend Australia day and that beach looks like paradise xx

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  5. It looks divine Carla! What a gorgeous setting for a market! x

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  6. I do love visiting farmers markets too.. for the lovely fresh produce and for the people watching.
    The vintage floral sheet at the 'Old School Farm' stall caught my eye.
    You have a lovely little blog here. thanks too for stopping by my space.
    x

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    1. Thanks Zara and thank you for following. I never noticed the floral sheet!! I was too busy looking at all the food! x

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  7. That looks like a great market. And that beach! Wow. Beautiful. x

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  8. You are so right about Tassie. When we moved here in 2000 everyone here in Tassie was like "why would you want to move here!?" but it changed dramatically in those first few years, becoming almost the place to be and now it seems to be a lifestyle change for a lot of people. It's only natural to leave your hometown though and explore places further afield. I can't imagine living where I grew up. We found a lot of our Tassie friends left the state to go to Sydney or Melbourne for work (and we had to do this at one stage too because of lack of work here) but some are now making their way back here with their families....as long as I can get off the island occasionally I'm pretty happy here. I think the Pilbara is a pretty special spot too :-) Mel x

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