Dora Andonaros and her farm fresh apples
Down-to-earth is how I would best describe Dora Andonaros, who has a delightful stall at the Capital Region Farmer's Markets on Saturdays and Southside Farmer's Market on Sundays.
Dora and her husband, John, are hobby farmers who specialise in honey; selling it under the Melissa Pure Fresh Honey label. The couple were one of the first twelve who initiated the Capital Region Farmer's Market in Canberra.
'We sell a bag of this, a bucket of that,' Dora told me. 'Anything that is surplus to our needs'. Dora always greets customers with a big smile. Apples, onions, leeks, garlic, herbs (fresh and dried), honey, beeswax, figs and pretty posies are among the offerings on the stall.
'These guys are really good!', a shopper told me as she bought her weekly supply of potatoes, rocket and herbs from Andrew Galan and Ged Hardy, of Geranda South Coast Fresh Produce.
The gentlemen have a cracker of a stall at the Capital Region Farmer's Markets, where they sell an array of fresh herbs and vegetables. Just look at the quality of the lettuces in the photo and you can tell that everything they sell comes fresh from the farm.
Choose from fresh lemongrass, mint, bok choy, rocket, dill, garlic, cucumbers, potatoes and lettuces galore.
Visit them at either the Capital Region Farmer's Markets or the Moruya Country Markets.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.