“We see it as an opportunity to let people who can’t make it mid-week see what they are missing out on,” says Market Manager, Tricia Ashelford. “It is also a way to showcase local produce to visitors down for the weekend.”
The Market has been asked by Council if it wants to continue at Surf Beach rather than return to Black Beach once the repairs are made, but that will depend on whether electricity is provided for the site. “We simply can’t afford to keep paying for a generator,” says Tricia.
They have applied to Gareth Ward MP for a grant to help cover the costs.
In other news, Kiama Council is again joining forces with the Market as part of its Garden to Table program.
At the Market on 5 October, there will be children’s cooking classes (already sold out) and the opportunity to go on a VIP Market Tour, where you get to know the farmers, while tasting and learning about their produce.
Details: The free tours will be held from 2-3pm on 5 Oct. Register online at http://www.eventbrite.com.au