TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING (By The Pudding Lady)
Just a quick heads up to those who’ve been asking if / when we might be stocking “Pudding Lady” Christmas Puddings...
They’re on the shelves at the Farmers Market now - just on the corner shelf between the desert fridges and the bakery.
And if you’ve never heard about these special award-winning puddings, here’s a bit of info to explain what all the fuss is about:
This Traditional Christmas Plum Pudding is made from an inherited, prize winning recipe, hand made and boiled in a cloth in the old fashioned manner to preserve the flavour of the fruit and ingredients.
The quality ingredients create a very moist Pudding which is hung to dry and mature in the traditional manner.
The Pudding is fully cooked and ready to serve but can be reheated if desired.
Delicious served warm with ice cream or Farmers Market Creme Anglaise!
#BunburyFarmersMarket #TraditionalChristmasPuddings #ThePuddingLady #AwardedByChoiceMagazine #MedalWinningPud ... See MoreSee Less
FARMERS MARKET FESTIVE HOURS... (Over Christmas & New Year)
Just in case you were already wondering about our Christmas Hours, here's a quick heads up to help you plan your shopping:
Mon 18th Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Tues 19th Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Wed 20th Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Thurs 21st Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Fri 22nd Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Sat 23rd Dec - 5:30am-6:30pm Sun 24th Dec - 5:30am-5:30pm
Mon 25th Dec - CLOSED Tues 26th Dec - CLOSED Wed 27th Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Thurs 28th Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Fri 29th Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Sat 30th Dec - 7:30am-6:30pm Sun 31st Dec - 8:30am-5:30pm
Troylene HodgsonSaw this very well presented lady today on my first visit to the markets since moving to Bunbury recently. She stood out because of her personal presentation. I would have stopped but was overwhelmed with everything in the store. Next visit will definitely stop and say hello and taste test some delicious goodies!
Jenny StakerTerri is an expert. She always has great suggestions to help you out. Grab a few cheeses, crackers and condiments and put together a platter for your Christmas parties. Reliable, fresh and delectible. 💋
4 days ago · 3
Tina Schofield🧀🍯🧀I wasn’t a big fan of cheese until this lady gave me a sample of blue vein of all things! I love BFM’s variety & drive all the way from Perth regularly to get it. Terri you are amazing at your job & keep smiling 😀😀😀
4 days ago · 3
Lauren Blakeneyoh you put her back in the cheese section! Thank goodness. Going to see Terri in the cheese corner is legit the only reason I go to FM now (maybe the smoothie bar also....and the fish....and the meat....)
3 days ago · 2
Lynda Anne SchuchYou are always smiling, always friendly, such a pleasure to see you hard at work to please us. Thank you so much
NEED TO DELIVER ON A PAVLOVA PROMISE? (We can help you with that...)
If you ever need a little help delivering on a pavlova promise, just remember Bunbury Farmers Market can help!
1. You can now order a freshly-made, fruit-topped Pavlova (like the one pictured) via the Farmers Market website - so you don’t have to do it all on your own!
2. Your pre-ordered Pavlova will be freshly made and ready for you to collect from the Farmers Market (during shop opening hours) at a time of your choosing - so it’ll be super fresh & deliciously convenient!
3 Our Pavlovas are Market Made, which means they’re made from scratch with real, whole food ingredients, so they’re extra tasty and you can pretend you *made it yourself!
#BunburyFarmersMarket #MarketMadePavlovas #MadeToOrder #CollectAtBFMGuestServices #SoFreshTheyllThinkYouMadeIt ... See MoreSee Less
“I’D LIKE TO SEE CHRISTMAS HAMPERS!” (She said...)
“You could do fresh or just gourmet. Another way... (to help) ...busy people who want quality gifts.” she continued.
“Funny you should say that...” I replied, “...because we’ve actually just added three Gourmet Farmers Market Hampers to our Made to Order online order & collect service!”
“Clever, well done, and a nice selection of goodies to. Hope they are a great success.” She posted, encouragingly.
The above is an extract from a conversation I had with one of our guests, yesterday (via the comments section of Monday’s FB post) which I thought worth sharing, just in case anyone else out there was thinking the same thing...
P.S. Thanks Jenny! 🙂
P.P.S. See below for more hamper details...
P.P.P.S. I’ll post a link to our online hamper ordering service in the comments below.
Pictured here is the largest of our three Bunbury Farmers Market Hampers - this one contains twelve (12) hand-selected Australian products from the Farmers Market shelves, decoratively arranged, wrapped and ready to be given as a gift or enjoyed as a memento of your visit to the Farmers Market.
•YARRA VALLEY SALAD SPLASH BALSAMIC 250ML – (Made in Australia)
Brendan FisherIt's like a tv shop the shelves are so perfectly faced up and full of colourful fresh amazing food. And far more than just fruit and vegetables.
Some of that glazed ham on top please...
Anne Hayward Andy Nguyen
Helen LethridgeWe call in every time we head south to our beach house. Always find something new to try, and love all the samples as you go round! Fantastic quality and value.
2 weeks ago · 1
Ruth LevettThe IKEA of food but better, you don't get samples at IKEA, maybe you can call it FOOKEA 😃. I get withdrawal symptoms if you're closed when I pass, can you think about late night shopping Friday?
1 week ago · 1
Catherine HanleyLive local and everyone I know goes there, so can't tag anyone. Well, it's just "eye candy", of the healthy kind 😉
FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS... (Farmers Market Flowers that is...)
Reasons (if you need any) to drop some flowers into your basket or trolley whilst shopping at BFM:
1. The Perfect Finish - it’s a lovely way to finish of a fantastic food gathering foray at your favourite Farmers Market...
2. The Nice Touch - whether it’s a petite posey to pop on your table or something big & fancy to make a statement, there’s always a ready made arrangement that’ll add a nice touch at home...
3. The Special Occasion - whether you’re celebrating your own achievement or someone else’s, the florists can make up something beautiful to suit any occasion, just give them the brief and prepare to be wowed!
#BunburyFarmersMarket #FarmersMarketFlowers #AnyExcuse #LikeYouNeedAReason #JustBeautiful ... See MoreSee Less
MARKET MADE MEXICAN BEEF BURRITO... (Meaning: handmade here, by us, for you!)
POP QUIZ: Do you think our Market Made Mexican Beef Burritos (or indeed any products in our Market Made range) are:
a) Ready to heat & eat because they’re freshly made by the on-site chefs at BFM every day of the week? Or...
b) Super tasty because they’re made with real, whole food, Farmers Market ingredients? Or...
c) Handmade in the kitchens behind the shop floor at the Farmers Market, the same way you’d make them if you were making them yourself at home? Or...
d) Only available at BFM because we’re the only ones making them exclusively for our guests? Or...
e) Mass produced in an off-site commercial food factory, using cheaper ingredients, packaged, flash-frozen and / or cold-stored, processed through distribution centers and / or transported to multiple store locations before being “thawed for your convenience”?
See below for answers...
If you picked a,b,c or d... our survey says: (ding ding ding) - Woohoo, congratulations you’re absolutely spot on as everyone of our Market Made products is indeed all of those things.
If you picked e... our survey says: (bom bohmmm) - Oh no, I’m sorry that’s incorrect; it may be how some retailers do it (I couldn’t possibly comment), but I’m afraid (well no, actually I’m quite glad) to say that’s not how we do things at the Farmers Market... just saying!
#BunburyFarmersMarket #MarketMadeMeansMadeFresh #MarketMadeMeansMadeDaily #MarketMadeMeansMadeHere #MarketMadeMeansMadeByUs #YouCanReallyTasteTheDifference ... See MoreSee Less
Sharon Burgess MignaccaI haven't had these but the Mexican chicken enchiladas were fabulous - the leftover one made a great lunch for my son (cold) the next day. Will be getting more of those for sure!
3 weeks ago · 1
Ross BurgessHad these Last Night ,fantastic wish I had bought 2 packs
7 days ago · 2
Sharon McVeeYum 😋 I’ll definitely try some of them 😀 Valerie Reen
🎼 “CE...LE...BRATE GOOD TIMES - MUD CAKE!” (Market Made Chocolate Mud Cake, to be precise)
If you’ve a celebration coming up...
(y’know, like a Birthday, or a family get-together, or a party, or a day with a “Y” in it!)
...and you like to include chocolate and cake in anything celebratory, may I recommend our freshly made, Market Made Mud Cakes?
REASONS TO RECOMMEND:
1. Rational Reasoning: We make these cakes from scratch, every day, on the premises, using proper, quality Farmers Market ingredients, and you’ll taste the difference in every slice...
2. Emotional Reasoning: I mean, just look it... sitting there, all perfect & chocolatey... practically begging to be sliced into and served with a little cream (or ice-cream), to fulfill its cakey-destiny... “yes Chocolate Mud Cake, I hear you, I know what needs to be done...!”
3. Mid-Slice Reasoning: “OMG... Chocolate; GOOD... Mud Cake; GOOOOD... Om nom nom nom!”
Whichever reasoning you choose, you’ll be glad you chose this Chocolate Mud Cake from the first mouthful to the last!
#BunburyFarmersMarket #MarketMadeDesserts #HandMadeWithQualityIngredients #ChocolateMudCake #SoGoodForCelebrations ... See MoreSee Less
CHEESEBOARD FOR THE WEEKEND... (See in-store for demonstrations & recommendations)
If you haven’t visited the Farmers Market for a while, you may not have noticed the impressive & ever expanding selection we have on offer in our cheese & crackers section...
And when you add that to the delicious range of antipasto, olives & dips (just next to the deli), you’ve all the makings of an exceptional weekend cheeseboard...
Whether you want to keep it simple with a classic Cheddar, Brie & Blue combo, or go full-feasting table with more cheeses & accompaniments, you’ll find everything you need at the Farmers Market.
In fact, there’s so much choice you might be overwhelmed if you were anywhere else, luckily at the Farmers Market we have a dedicated cheese tasting station staffed by cheese-loving demonstrators serving complimentary samples and offering advice & recommendations if you’d like any.
#BunburyFarmersMarket #FarmersMarketCheeses #AFineSelectionForYourCheeseBoard #ComplimentaryCheeseTasting #LocalAndInternationalCheeses ... See MoreSee Less
“(GASP) ...ARE THEY FOR ME?” “Wow - they’re SO beautiful!”
That’s the kind of reaction you want when you give a loved one flowers, isn’t it?
After all, they’re a loved one, so you want them to be blown away and under no illusions about how loved they are, wouldn’t you say?
Well, it just so happens the Florists at the Farmers Market specialise in putting together gasp-inducing, wow-eliciting, stunningly-beautiful flowers that’ll have the lucky recipient awed by their beauty...
Like say these gorgeous Peonies we’ve just taken delivery of; stunning hey?
And there’s more, lots more to choose from, just have a look when you’re next at the Farmers Market!
#BunburyFarmersMarket #FarmersMarketFlowers #PrettyPrettyPeonies #StunninglyBeautifulBlooms #ALovelyGiftForLovedOnes ... See MoreSee Less
TIMES YOU’LL LOVE MARKET MADE MEALS... (Slow-cooked for hours & ready to eat in minutes)
Sometimes you have the time, the energy, the ingredients, the inspiration, the facilities and the inclination to cook something incredibly delicious & nutritious from scratch...
But sometimes you don’t...
And those times are the perfect times to reach for a Market Made Meal!
HINT: Keep a few single serve or family-sized portions in the fridge or freezer and you’ll have them handy for when:
> You want a slow-cooked, whole-food meal ready in minutes...
> You don’t have time to cook from scratch but you don’t want unhealthy takeaway food...
> You’ve had one of those days and you want someone else to do the cooking...
DID YOU KNOW? The entire range of Market Made Meals (including our new Portuguese Chicken Meal here pictured) is freshly made, from scratch, in our on-premise kitchens, by our in-house chefs... that’s why you can only find Market Made Food At Bunbury Farmers Market!
#BunburyFarmersMarket #MarketMadeMeals #PortugueseChicken #SlowCookedForHours #ReadyToHeatAndEatInMinutes #MarketMadeMeansHandmadeHereAtBFM #ThatsWhyYouCanOnlyGetThemHere ... See MoreSee Less
Tracy Shaw-MillsI visited Farmers market on Monday for the first time ....Wow im in love .What a fantastic place to shop. I walked out with a trolley lots of stuff and everything is fresh and easy to put together. I have followed Farmers market on Facebook for a while and it is everything they said it was ..
Well done xx
1 month ago · 2
Marion DandridgeAmy Dandridge make the base in your new toy and here’s the topping 😋
QUICK FEEDBACK REQUEST: (What’s on your gluten free wishlist?)
NOTE: Please share with friends & family who prefer (and for health reasons have) to avoid Gluten in their diet.
We’re receiving a growing number of requests for Gluten Free versions of some of our popular Market Made meal solutions, pastries, pies, bread, and so on...
So I just wanted to put it out there to get some more feedback on what type of GF foods you’d like to be able to pick up at the Farmers Market, if you could have anything your heart (and tummy) desired?
So in the comments below, when you get a mo, could you let me know:
1. What GF foods you’d love to be able to get at BFM?
2. What do you find particularly hard to get hold of currently?
3. Where do you currently get your GF foods from?
#BunburyFarmersMarket #GlutenFreeWishlist #MoreGFAtBFM #WhatWouldYouLikeToSee #LetUsKnow ... See MoreSee Less
Bunbury Farmers MarketMorning folks... well wow, I’m blown away, what a terrific response already! Thanks everyone who’s jumped in so far - this gives is great info to use in making our GF product decisions. Just so you know, I’m going to let this thread run through the weekend and then collate all the responses I’ve received, so if you’ve yet to comment or you want to share this with more friends & family who might like to have their say re: GF / Coeliac / lactose free / Paleo / dairy free foods, please spread the word... thanks again folks! 🙏 😊
Graeme OlsenMy only comment would be that a lot of GF foods contain preservatives, sugar and other nasties, so I'm just on the lookout for anything GF that is "clean" (ie. Paleo) - natural foods only. Cheers, G
Jo BovellI love this thread! How about gluten & preservative free sausages? Sell them frozen. My local farmers market in Freo did this when I lived there. Your butchers make beautiful sausages but the 'meal' & preservatives stop me from buying them
Rachel WellsGf and dairy free options in the preprepared meats section would be excellent along with healthy snacks. I would love it if you could source a regular supply of camels or goats milk - these are not always obtainable. I have given up looking for a tasty soft white bread personally. Generally, I end up at Coles or Woolworths for my gluten free supplies.
Jacinta KeebleWould love some Paleo sausages & takeaway foods and some meat patties, marinated chicken, salads etc. If you make it Paleo compliant you cover so many other food allergies and intolerances & people without allergies that just want to eat clean.
Gail FreemanPaleo, paleo, paleo (whole clean foods). That would cover pretty much everything. List all the ingredients for people with specific problems (ie. on the coconut yoghurt). In a perfect world everything organic or at least spray free. I know that sounds like a lot but I buy a lot less at the Farmers Market (which I love) as I find things available elsewhere that are spray free or organic and meets my needs. Nitrite free bacon too!
Casey BrandFresh gluten free bread, pies, quiches with gf pastry and then just better options with the butcher section such as gf marinades or gf breadcrumbs on your cutlets, chicken breasts etc. 😊
1 month ago · 8
Julie PalmerHas anyone seen how the Kewdale Tavern has gone completely gluten free with all of their meals they serve? That might be a bit full on for the markets. I love those falafel and beetroot salad lunch packs you do but apparently they have wheat/soy etc in them? I second GF cake range, desserts, pies etc. Bearing in mind that for thyroid-y people dairy, soy, etc also set them off. Yes too the comment made about full ingredient list for pre made food, when you use sweet chilli sauce etc...what does that have in it? Great idea for asking though its the way to go 🙂
1 month ago · 7
Deanne O'BrienGluten free dairy free Combinations No soy would be a bonus as well
Better labelling. Eg cottage pie topped with mash. Was an issue as mash contained butter. Rectified now
(Just very specific)
1 month ago · 6
Ros ToothTwo celiacs in the family always miss out on your pies! A dedicated gluten free kitchen producing pretty much anything would be a huge plus! Thanks for thinking about those of us who have to follow this diet 😀
1 month ago · 6
Julia O'ByrneGluten free pie in the pie warmer!! Noone in bunbury sells a hot pie or sausage roll only frozen.... Andddd gluten free pre made Granola jar would be amazing 🤔
Natalie HavenYour marinades gf would be fab! And those delicious meat parcels you have would be amazing in gf! Pies too! A good dessert option that isn’t carrot cake would be excellent!
1 month ago · 6
Kate SuddellMany people with coeliac disease often have other protein allergies/intolerances so having something that is egg and dairy free along with gluten free would be fantastic because it's simply not an option many of us have at all. Right now the only gluten free vegan pastry option I have is the Coles store bought pastry or making my own if I want to have something so any type of pastry I could purchase would be at the top of my shopping list 🙂
1 month ago · 4
Chloe FioriGluten free pies and sausage rolls, bread rolls and bread, desserts 🙌 please. It's hard to get something quick and easy to feed the fanily
1 month ago · 5
Briony CainAs other people have mentioned, making your marinades, fillings and breadcrumbs gf on a whole, would widen our choice significantly. It would also be lovely to be able to enjoy your banana bread/s in gf as well.
1 month ago · 2
Maria Schloeffel Santi don't need GF but i reckon it's great you asking the general crowd .. I think you do a fantastic job it's just the price range is a little outta my league..
1 month ago · 3
Josh FavaeI remember when I was younger before I was diagnosed as a celiac I would mung down donuts like there is no tomorrow. Would love me some gf donuts from my favorite grocery shopping place.
Carol van der SchaarPaleo sausages please. Gluten free biltong, not jerky.
I love the Paleo loaf you have from Strange Grains much healthier choice. I find many of the gluten free breads too high glycemic index.
1 month ago · 2
Carrie YardleyIt would be great to be able to purchase the "All about bread" bread mixes ( for bread machines) and flours. They do a fantastic range of GF and Spelt mixes and flour.
SUPER FOOD & SERVICE WITH A SMILE... (Just like the good old days at the Farmers Market)
Remember when your local grocery store...
> Offered heaps of local produce, and... > Supported over 150 local growers, and... > Made their own delicious food, and > Made that food from scratch on the premises, and... > Still gave friendly counter service with a smile, and... > Quietly built up a reputation as THE place to go for the freshest, tastiest, longest lasting fruit & veg in WA, and... > Didn’t hype themselves up too much* and instead let folks discover the foodie joys contained therein, of their own accord...
Yep, I remember when my local grocery store was Bunbury Farmers Market too... and thankfully it still is!
Rose TaylorTeresa is an absolute pleasure to be served by you and your team members so very helpful and nothing is too much trouble ....we have been shopping at the Farmers market for a number if years now they have the BEST cold meat selection by far