Stop into one of the Great Ocean Road’s favourite towns while never having to leave your couch!
The stunning region of Aireys Inlet is nestled along the popular Great Ocean Road, around 120 kilometres south-west of Melbourne. The boutique coastal town is one of the coast’s hidden gems, being a region of stunning seashore views and pure serenity. However, due to the Coronavirus causing travel restrictions for all Australians, visiting this picture-perfect town is sadly not allowed. This is even sadder due to the Aireys Inlet Market closing down due to the laws, with the stalls and products sold are all locally produced, causing the community to suffer.
Luckily, the community has set up a Virtual Market online. Letting you connect with many of your favourite stallholders via the Aireys Inlet Virtual Market website. The website features the usual colourful and quirky style the market is famous for, priding itself on selling a variety of quality goods. With the motto being ‘homegrown, handmade, recycled, and vintage’.
The Stalls you can see Online
1. Aireys Market Sourdough Bread
You don’t need to skip out on freshly baked bread while in quarantine, with home deliveries now available on the website. Simply choose your loaf and get ready for the perfect weekend start with deliveries coming on Saturday morning. Guaranteeing you delicious breakfast to go perfectly with your first cup of coffee. There is also a selection of gourmet pies, sausage rolls, and more, so you can even order for your lunch as well!
.2 Ana Jensen Ceramics
Get some bits and bobs so your quarantined house looks a bit nicer by supporting this local potter! Living in the western district of Victoria, the stall makes a range of handmade ceramics such as bowls, mugs, jewellery holders, or even vases. Get them for yourself or even for a gift for those unfortunate people whose birthdays are falling within the iso time!
3. The Bearded Woodworker
Get some of the glorious wood that Victoria’s region has to offer. The Bearded Woodworker creates stunning hand-crafted items, ranging from cutting boards, spatulas, coffee grinders, and even a couple coasters! Using recycled or scavenged timbers of Australia’s stunning wood, including Blackwood, Redgum, Victorian Ash, and Yellow Gum to name a few, the stunning colours of the wood make these regular items a stunning piece of art.
The Aireys Inlet virtual market gets you to support and connect with this local community!
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