friends' might sound a little strange coming from a vegetarian but MONA
market's Creative Director Kirsha Kaechele reckons if you're going to eat
something, you should know how, and from where, your food has been sourced.
fresh. Starting Saturday 17 January 2015, you'll find food at the market that
doesn't suffer from commercial overexposure. The market has an eye to
showcasing new produce. The first market for the year will cater for big crowds however, so food and drink curator, Jo Cook, is also bringing back some old favourites.
The twist is that they'll be offering something exclusive to Saturday’s market.
Moo Brew will feature. Sourdough donut maker, Lady Hester will do a chocolate
and dark ale cake with crème fraiche
and young berries. Nicholls Rivulet Organic Farm will do a dark ale beef pie.
The very now
Flamecake will be there (see our Taste of Tasmania post where the flamecake
went down a treat here).
foodies, Aaron and Renee of Conscious Lifestyle, will be there with their
seasonal organic fruit. For the first market it will be mostly in a smoothie
format, with Richmond milk and their own honey, because they came off second
best with this week's torrential rain.
to This Girl includes Black Mountain Larder's small batch crème
anglaise ice cream and milkshakes, Cantina Latina's empanadas done three ways
and Chow Chow's steamed bao with pulled pork or tofu and shiitake. You’ll probably
find me at one of, or all of these stalls.
favourites like Chikko Cafe Vietnamese, Pacha Mama burritos and Bruny Island
Seafood will all be back, along with This Girl's favourite beverage stall, MONA
food of course, but we'll leave those stalls up to your own path of discovery.
is a no garbage zone. All cutlery and crockery is wash, reuse, return. You'll
be served the rescued cherries from Conscious Lifestyle and ice cream from
Black Mountain Larder in coconut shell bowls, which are quaint but are not
plenty of cider on offer too: Lost Pippin, Red Sails, Willie Smiths and Coal
This Girl is
thinking Jo is either a cider connoisseur or this growing cider trade of ours
means something. Jo's money is on the latter. She says there's definitely a
cider revival or a cider revolution. Make that an apple revival and a cider revolution. She reminds me
that in 2012 this Apple Isle of ours didn't export one apple.
A marker for
the obliteration of the apple industry, which saw the grubbing out of around
2000 apple orchards, and traditions and livelihoods lost or at least stunted in
the decades past. Now the remaining 20 or so orchards left in the Huon Valley
have found a niche, it's artisan and local and creating a cider trail.
be there because of the first week scale up but over the coming weeks, they'll
be taking turns each week. Fancy some serious cider tasting? Then this is the
course there'll be produce and craft to buy and take home and music throughout
the afternoon. It's not all about food and drink apparently.
market is on Saturday 17 January 2015, 12 noon until 5pm. From then on, the market will be held on Sundays until Easter because Sunday is the day of rest and
you're encouraged to chill and enjoy your time on MONA's green.
Girls are keen for some of Adam James' Chinese-Mexican fusion but we'll have to
wait until next week. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Rough Rice won't make it
to the first market for 2015. Here's the MoMa website for more information about the markets and all the FOOD!!.