NEW FOOD MAR­KET

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A SMALL group of en­ter­pris­ing lo­cals are determined to set up a new food and grow­ers’ mar­ket in Childers to take ad­van­tage of the fresh pro­duce avail­able in the re­gion.

Childers Twi­light Food and Grow­ers’ Mar­kets co-or­di­na­tor Peter Eschbach said the idea for the monthly evening mar­ket came about af­ter a throw­away line from a friend.

“A friend of ours asked ‘why do we not have a farm­ers’ mar­ket in town’ and he put that up on Face­book and it went from there,” he said.

“We all sat down and said ‘let’s make it hap­pen’.”

Mr Eschbach there were about 10 peo­ple in­volved at this stage, with sup­port com­ing from Vint­ner’s Se­cret and Ohana Win­ery

Peter Eschbach It’s such a pretty town at night-time.

as well as some lo­cal grow­ers.

“We want to keep this lo­cal,” he said. “So if you’re a farmer and want to get in­volved or sim­ply pas­sion­ate about cooking food and want to set up a stall, then let us know.”

Mr Eschbach said ini­tially the event would be held monthly at the re­cently up­graded Mil­len­nium Park but, if suc­cess­ful, could run fort­nightly.

“If peo­ple want to go out for a night they can sit down, have a glass of wine and a meal,” he said.

“We’re try­ing to en­cour­age some of the lo­cal shops to stay open a lit­tle bit longer too.

“It’s such a pretty town at night-time. We want to take ad­van­tage of that.”

The group will hold an in­for­ma­tion night at Paragon Theatre on Wed­nes­day, June 3 at 7pm and is invit­ing peo­ple in­ter­ested to come along.

Mr Eschbach can be con­tacted on 0409 544 416.

PHOTO: JIM ALOUAT

FOOD BOWL: Rosa Eschbach, Peter Eschbach and Kylie Hen­nig are among a group of lo­cals who want to set up a food and grow­ers mar­ket in the heart of Childers.

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