The Boroondara Farmers Market welcomed a special visitor on Saturday, as Santa cruised in on his reputedly gravitational resistant vehicle crewed by one his talented helpers. To the obvious delight of children at the Market, and not a few parents, Santa did three tours of the Reserve, spreading good cheer and goodwill as he went. Accompanied by a Ho! Ho! Ho! or two of course.
The Christmas Market was the final market for the year and concluded with a sausage sizzle for the stallholders to thank them for their support during a difficult year. Despite Covid restrictions and cancelled markets, fundraising in 2021 has been ahead of last year.
Saturday's Market was PP Ian Salek's last as Market Secretary. Wayne Worldage has now assumed the mantle of Market Secretary, commencing 2022. Thank you Ian for a fabulous job. During your term of leadership the market has grown, both in the number of markets and in the revenue generated. All very good signs for the future!
Santa with his personal pilot, spreading cheer at Patterson Reserve on Saturday. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas One and All!

Santa spread good cheer and goodwill wherever he went
PP Don Heath and Jane Gilchrist looked every inch the 'Rotarian at Work', greeting customers as they arrived at the Farmers Market
Rod Smith selling delicious Rotary Christmas cakes and puddings at the Market Saturday. Funds raised go to The Rotary Foundation
'Sennsational Berries' berries were, well, sensational!
If you haven't tried the free range eggs from Willow Zen yet, be sure to get some at the next market. They are truly free range and truly delicious. From happy hens, obviously.
Ever popular at the Market, bread from Phillippa's
Packing up is always the final job at the Farmers Market. David Fallick, Tim Gale and Ian Salek get stuck into it.
Paul Sheckleton, left, explains to Alex Marshall and the club photographer just how he feels after the day's shift on the sausage sizzle stand