Tresures to be found at the Berwick Clothing and Homemade market
by Sue Verhey
Come along to the Berwick Clothing and Homemade market for a fun day out.
This is where you can update your wardrobe, offload some clothing you no longer wear, or buy some recycled craft and homewares!
Buying recycled goods, clothing and re-gifted items is not just friendly to the environment, but also to your budget.
It's on the 3rd Sunday of the month, at the Berwick Leisure Centre, Manuka Rd, Berwick. Mel Ref 111 H7, Monash Fwy exit 23.
There are lots of stalls boasting Recycled and Vintage clothing, accessories and homewares, as well as homemade food, clothes and decorator items. Definetly worth the drive, it's all indoors and free entry! There is something for everyone!
Some More on Berwick by the editor
Berwick is situated in Melbourne's outer south-eastern suburbs, between Narre Warren and Beaconsfield. Since the 1800s it has been a rich agricultural and pastoral area, which now has become one of the new satellite towns of Melbourne.
It is a mix of old and new. It still a charming village with a number of historic buildings, manicured gardens, and streets lined with deciduous trees and attractive parks. There is the Wilson Botanic Park, an oasis of gardens, flora and birdlife with several lakes, picnic areas and scenic walking trails with lookouts.
North of Berwick is rural and great for a scenic drive through horse stud farms, homesteads and spectacular views of the surrounding hills along Beaumont Road. There, nestled within undulating hills, is the rural community of Harkaway with a general store, primary school, recreation reserve and there are distinguished homes along tree-lined streets.
And there are the rapidly developing suburban housing developments, that come with shopping centres and parking lots that have encroached on the village life of Berwick. The largest is west of Berwick, the large regional Fountain Gate Shopping Centre in Narre Warren. There you find all major retailers, over 300 speciality stores and a selection of showrooms at the Casey Lifestyle Centre.
Berwick is host to a number of other regular markets. The Akoonah Park Market is held every Sunday at Akoonah Park, off High Street, and offers craft, fresh produce, clothes and bric-a-brac.
The Casey Farmers Market is held at the Old Cheese Factory on Homestead Road on the fourth Saturday of each month, with around 30 stalls of fresh food and produce on offer, direct from the grower.