First Farmer's Market a Success!

20th Sep 2013

Inverell Community Garden hosted the very first regular Farmer’s Market in Inverell on Saturday with encouraging support and attendance from the local community.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, sheep, goats, rabbits, plants, honey, olive oil, candles, bread, organic cakes, muffins, and cordials,  and other farmer-produced and/or organic items were on sale at the Inverell Community Garden’s Farmer’s Market on the corner of Swanbrook Road and Byron Street on Saturday 14th September.

“Had a great morning - we enjoyed some sushi, homemade lemonade and stocked up on some other yummy organic produce. Looking forward to next month's markets already. Thanks” said attendee and local resident Kirsty Biddle.

“Well done Sarah and team for creating a wonderful market. There was a great social friendly atmosphere there and it was fantastic to be able to buy brilliant local produce” said Katrina Morris.

“Had a great day and vote the McCosker sourdough crumpets the star of the day” said local resident Sarah Hall.

“it was great to see the community support the local growers/producers and have fun catching up” said Community Garden Committee member Atlanta Camilleri.

The next market will take place on Saturday 12th of October opening 8am until 1pm.  Entry is by gold coin donation per person/family which will go towards operational costs of the market and the gardens.

“Our members produce their bounty on farms ranging in size from a backyard garden to several thousand acres. Varieties of produce are selected for good flavour rather than the ability to be shipped thousands of kilometres.  You will taste the difference.  Decide what's for dinner as you walk from vendor to vendor, learning what's in season this week, talking to the person who grew it, and learning where and how it was grown.  Over the season you will discover how the local produce season changes, with items coming in and out of season, and learn the best times for buying bulk for freezing, drying or preserving, not to mention the delicious variety of prepared and preserved foods available on the day for breakfast, morning tea and lunch to savour possibly over a game of chess at the garden.  Bring along your Green 2013 Gwymac Landcare membership token for discounts and promotional products.  Future markets will also include screenings of relevant health, agricultural and environmental documentaries” said Sarah Priest, Market Manager.

All interested stall holders are encouraged to contact Sarah on 6721 1241 for more information and to register attendance.  Musicians/buskers are also invited and encouraged to attend.

 

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