Farmers’ markets are basically some of my favourite things. When weekend availability permits, I’ll click up the kilometres in order to check out locally grown or produced food offerings from areas including the Canberra district, the Southern Highlands and up north as far as Newcastle and Blackhead. When I heard about Christiana Stergiou’s new business, My Farmers Market Table, I saw it as a unique opportunity to extend my range (without so much wear and tear on my vehicle).
Christiana, a woman after my own heart, is hand-selecting monthly (or one-off) Discovery Boxes ($149/month) made up of non-perishable items (think: nuts, dried fruits, honey, nut butters and oils) from farmers’ markets in different food regions across the country.
This month her Tasting Box ($99/month) allowed me to unpack produce from the Byron Bay hinterlands, including two products I now can’t live without: Grumpy Grandma’s Infused Wood Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and their Au Naturale Sun-Dried Olives.
I also appreciated the opportunity to try locally grown Nashua Valley Organics Arabica coffee beans. Christiana will tailor any coffee she includes to the style you prefer to use at home, be that beans, or a particular type of grind. She can also accommodate vegetarians and vegans in her boutique box selections.