Collingwood Children's Farm - love. We chose to visit on a Saturday and take advantage of the fabulous farmer's market (one of Australia's best) where local and award-winning farmers sell their goods....think organic garlic, organic vegetables, pink salt, Australian native flora and homemade chai. Daniel and Che feasted on a bratwurst roll and I devoured (with the help of an ever-hungry Poet) the best potato roti/tomato salsa/beetroot pesto/green salad in the world. A big cup of orange/carrot/watermelon/ginger juice was the perfect accompaniment.
We spent a few hours wandering the property (it's seven hectares all up), feeding the animals and chatting to the sweet lady spinning yarn. Just like at CERES, I had to remind myself that we were only a few kilometres from the city centre...it's hard to believe as you stroll around the vegie gardens, paddocks and orchards that those busy laneways are a 10minute drive away.
If you do visit Melbourne make sure you visit the farm on a blue-sky Saturday. It will be one of your favourite city moments.
PS. I have no idea why that cat doesn't have ears. If any of you regular farm-goers know the story then please share...