Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shopping Locally in Beechworth

It's no secret that I like to spend my spare time in Beechworth. I'm usually up there for my christmas break, and the odd long weekend as well. Easter is one of the best times to visit; there are markets, festivals, and lots of yummy food to eat.

I thought I'd highlight a few of my favourite places; spending money at local businesses is so important these days.

These beautiful pieces of pottery come from Kirby's Flat Pottery, just outside Beechworth in Yackandandah. We've been visiting the studio for years and have a nice little collection now. John's work includes some beautiful decorative pieces as well as lots of tableware. He is also well known for having his work in a number of high-profile locations including the Federal Parliament.

 I love all the fresh food available in the region. In summer there are lots of berries, including the strawberries above. These come from a farm just on the outskirts of town, where you can pick your own, or buy them already picked. There is nothing fresher! I also came home with a ginormous bag of Pink Lady apples straight from the orchard.

Last but not least; the wineries! There are plenty of big-name wineries like Brown Brothers (which I love), but there are also lots of smaller wineries dotted around. The above wine is from Amulet, a family-run vineyard with a lovely Rose and some gorgeous anti-pasto platters. We've been visiting for so long that when we order the bottle of wine, the owner knows we're there!

So that's my little tour around one of my favourite towns; hope you enjoyed!


Lynda said...

I love Beechworth too, only been there twice when my SIL lived in Albury.

Deb said...

Oh your post brought back a few memories. I lived in Wangaratta for a while and often used to go to Beechworth for the weekends. I loved the bakery. Is it still there? They had great antique stores too. Would love to revisit one day.

a good yarn said...

My favourite area in Victoria. I've been to John's gallery and bought a wee treasure. His work is stunning.Must get back one day soon. ann :-)