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.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.