Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Salamanca Markets - Hobart, Tasmania Part 2


It's all hip and happening in Hobart - it's listed as one of the Top 10 cities by Lonely Planet.
On our first day in Hobart, we went to Salamanca Markets, one of the largest markets in the Southern Hemisphere. As the article puts it:
Perhaps Hobart's most famous attraction is the Salamanca Markets, held every Saturday rain or shine since 1973. From Hmong migrants selling fresh vegetables to family fudge producers handing out samples of their wares, the outdoor market offers a real taste of Tasmania with a backdrop of historic sandstone warehouses dating back to the 1830s. The markets are at their best in spring and summer when local artisan producers come to town to sell everything from fresh fruit to handicrafts.
What we enjoyed most about Salamanca Market were the food and produce stalls as it offered the chance to try out Tassie's local produce - tempura mushrooms, anyone? We must have tried at least five different stalls but justified ourselves since you don't get markets like these back in Sydney.

 Okay, fine, that and we just like to eat a lot  :)

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