Health by Flora, Kate & Jesse welcomed baby Harriet into the world yesterday.

Happy Days at Health by Flora. Kate and Jesse welcomed baby Harriet into the world yesterday.

The VHFM committee, members and customers all send congratulations to Kate and Jesse on Harriet’s birth, and wish for a healthy (we know her gut will be!) happy life for her.

We really look forward to seeing her at the Market, becoming part of the big Market family, and watching her grow and flourish here.

Our very best wishes to Kate, Jesse and baby Harriet.

The Market is looking for Volunteers to look after the VHFM Membership.

So, John and I are leaving, we are retiring back to Adelaide. We’ve had a wonderful fun, nearly 12 years in Port Elliot and 10 here at the Farmers Market. Family calls.

The market is looking for volunteers for membership.

Please email manager@victorharborfarmersmarket.com.au if you think you’d be interested, or come and see John, myself or De at Calico Cakes at the market on Saturday mornings.

It’s a fantastic way to give back to the Victor Harbor community, and the Victor Harbor Farmers Market family is wonderful to be part of, we’ll certainly miss it.

Some photos from this morning’s presentation to Con and Harry, last market day.

Some photos from this morning’s presentation to Con and Harry.

De had canvassed a few people, and had some anecdotes, then Brent spoke of his memories of the last 14 plus years. John and myself presented Con and Harry with Life Membership Cards of the market (making sure they’ll be back to visit), then De gave them each a beautiful watercolour painting of Petrel Cove, by one of our long time members, Annette Vandenberg. I think more than a few tears may have been shed.

Then at the end of the morning, the last walk around and last wave.

We all do wish them both so well in their retirement, Con and Harry Fresh Fruit.

Sadly, this Saturday will be Con and Harry’s last day at the VH Farmers Market. 

It’s nearly here. This Saturday will be Con and Harry’s last day at our market.

“The Boys” have become an institution at Victor Harbor, having sold their Riverland produce here since 2008.

I know many of you want to say goodbye, we’re going to have a presentation to Con and Harry on Saturday morning between 9.30am and 10.30am, hopefully close to 10.00am. In front of the Rotunda, just a matter of organising everyone. De and Dino are on the case.

It’s going to be a very busy last morning for Con and Harry Fresh Fruit, I’m sure.

They were here from the start in 2008! Sat, March 4th will be Con & Harry’s last VH market.

Well it had to happen. They were there in December 2008 when the market first opened. Now, just over 14 years later, they are leaving us for good. Saturday, March the 4th will be Con and Harry’s last market with us.

Just look at those two young fellas from those early days. Time has flown. Harry needs to be a full time carer for his wife. Time to retire.

And boy will we miss them. Not just their fantastic produce, that goes without saying, but those huge smiles, beautiful personalities.

So two more weeks. Then we’ll only have four of our original market stallholders left. But we have built a vibrant market, and when Con and Harry Fresh Fruit do finish on the Fourth of March we’ll shed some tears (probably a lot), and wish them both a long, healthy retirement.

Thank you so much De, the VHFM Community and everyone else involved.

I’ve often commented in our Newsletters, and it’s one of the most frequently made comments to John and myself by members renewing and joining, Stallholders and people just sitting near the Membership/Information Stand enjoying the music and the atmosphere, that our market has such a friendly, happy feeling to it.

The Stallholders Group is a family, if anyone is sick or has any other kind of problem, everyone is concerned, and wants to know how they are. 

I recently had an unexpected week in hospital with appendicitis surgery, and complications, I’m still a bit puzzled how I managed to do the market post on Friday, 20/1, I was being monitored for my second surgery in two days, and I was pretty out to it! At least it made sense, which is more that can be said for some of the messages and texts I sent!

It was really lovely to have a visit from VHFM Chair De Sparks, Calico Cakes, after yesterday’s market, with this gorgeous flower arrangement for me. She also had my favourite Almond Crescents from Anna’s Homestyle Baking, and somehow managed my favourite chocolates from Chocolique. And knowing me so well, a card from All the Gang, with Dogs and Cats, signed by all the Stallholders, and lots of members too.

Thank you so much De, and everyone else involved, the VHFM Community is such a joy to be part of.

Gill Muller, Vice Chair, and Membership and Information.

Huge Congratulations to the Easts on winning this award, so very well deserved!

Big Congratulations to the Easts on winning this award, so very well deserved!

Shared by: Gina’s Kitchen & Field Berries

Another wonderful night celebrating the Wilmark awards with great people and delicious food!! But the biggest unexpected suprise of the evening was bringing home this wonderful award. Favourite Product for Fancy Strawberries 🍓. We thank our amazing members for your ongoing support year after year 👏 the rooster is sure to keep guard of the strawberry patch. 🥇