The Gully Market is my neighbourhood market, it has been around for over 40 years. Some of the stallholders have been there for well over 30 years.
As all community markets you can feel the sense of the community and close knit feel of the market. Saturday’s are very busy at the market with locals stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables from Tony from Pellegrino’s, his fruits and vegetables are usually sourced from the local area when possible, I love the freshness of his produce (definitely an A+ from me.
I remember going to the market when I was heavily pregnant and stocking up on my weekly produce, I didn’t have a trolley to carry everything back to my car, and one of Tony’s lovely and handsome sons helped carry my bags to the cars. I was chuffed that he did that and still blushing now.
Another couple of favourite stalls of mine is Pam “The nut lady”, who stocks all sorts of nuts, the Turkish dried apricots tastes divine and she will advice on what’s best to use for your Christmas cakes or even just for your general baking needs. Remember to purchase a statue from Mick, he has some great ornaments for your gardens to go along with your plants from Wolf’s Carnivorous Plants.
It is advisable to drag along your partner, as he can get his haircut at $15 whilst you shop. He can even get his dutch poffertjes and a coffee whilst getting his hair cut.
On Sunday’s when you go for a drive through the Dandenong mountains, you can stop by for a quick look at the market before purchasing your groceries from Maxi’s for you dinner, as the market trades on Sunday’s as well.
The market is open every Saturday and Sunday.
It is located at Upper Ferntree Gully Sation Car Park.
Visited 04th February 2012