by Deb Davis

Spring has arrived at the Montville Growers and Makers Market with the glorious sunshine welcoming visitors to the Montville Village Hall on Memorial Close, Montville.  

Our regular stallholders have embraced spring with a great offering of local produce. Browse the seasonal veggies available from the Naked Carrot and Marie, or choose sweet bananas and mushrooms from Kim and Lindsay.  

Nicholas of Tribe of Quins has the freshest of microgreens, which he harvests for you on the spot, and try some fresh honeycomb from Scott at Hinterland Bees or some of Remy’s Bunya Nut pesto. They both go beautifully with Bernard’s freshly baked sourdough bread. (He also has some delicious croissants, pain au chocolat and more French treats!)

We are very happy to welcome new stallholders, such as Kay with her handcrafted earrings, and Jess of The Whimsical Baker with sweet treats. 

In the kitchen we are marking the change in season with the return of fresh, local strawberries to our delicious pancake breakfast menu. Our pancake breakfast on the deck is one of the best kept secrets on the Range.  

Locals and visitors soak in the expansive view whilst enjoying their breakfast accompanied by a cosy pot of loose-leaf tea, or a fresh coffee made by Mike and Tan of The Coffeepot, from their super-cute coffee caravan.  

The Montville Growers and Makers Market is run entirely by a small army of volunteers of all ages. We particularly appreciate our amazing young volunteers Dylan, Maddie, Eve and Alea who do a great job of serving pancakes with a smile, and Michael and Zoey, who you will find cleaning up or preparing orders in the kitchen.    

The proceeds of the market go to the very worthy purpose of maintaining our historic Montville Village Hall as the centre of community life in Montville.  

The Montville Growers and Makers Market is held on the second Saturday of every month from 7.30am to 12 noon. Come and join us for our next market on September 11.  Any inquiries can be made to the Montville Market facebook page or via email to montvillemarket.mva@gmail.com.