After 40 years of city-living, the pull to move to a quieter, calmer place got stronger. Campervanning holidays around the regional areas of Australia and New Zealand became our holidays of choice whenever we could get away, and in early 2020 our ducks aligned, and we found ourselves with an opportunity to purchase a home in Daylesford.
As we prepared to make a move out of Melbourne in August 2020, I wondered whether there might be a little space in Daylesford for my little catering business. Making the most of our 5km/10km/regional area lockdowns, my dog, Saffy & I started exploring all the little towns, parks & walking tracks that connect Central Victoria & realised pretty quickly that I had moved into the epicentre of a super talented, passionate bunch of small-batch food makers across the Central Victorian district, and some of the most beautiful picnic spots you could imagine.
So, I had a little idea… instead of finding a local commercial kitchen to continue my catering, I’d bring all these food makers together into a delicious, convenient picnic box for visitors to the Daylesford Sunday Market – one of regional Victoria’s top shopping experiences. Along with mapping out all the picnic areas and facilities within half an hour of Daylesford, to help you make the most of your visit.