Market supports local community
Supporting the Finley Farmers’ Market is a great way to support local farmers and the community, and it’s on again this Saturday.
Held the first Saturday of each month, the market was established seven years ago by a passionate group of people who saw a need for it in the local community.
Finley Farmers’ Market chair Gemma Brockie said stallholders from throughout the district bring freshly picked, locally grown seasonal produce.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the committee is very dedicated to supporting the town.
‘‘The gourmet stall, barbecue and donations made at the entrance are all directed straight back into the community,’’ Ms Brockie said.
‘‘In recent years the market has donated to a wide variety of community service clubs and organisations.’’
Some of these include $15,000 for the Finley Community Sports Centre, $2000 for recent upgrades to Memorial Park, $1000 for the purchase of soccer goals, and $420 toward a Biralee Preschool farm visit excursion.
In addition to fresh produce, stallholders sell freshly baked bread, almonds, conserves, honey, wine, delicious cupcakes and more.
And there’s usually live music to keep you entertained.
‘‘We invite local craftspeople who often attend to sell woodwork, garden ornaments, gifts and decorations,’’ Ms Brockie said.
Anyone wishing to hold a stall or volunteer on the community stalls can contact the committee on 0412 340 550.
The markets are held at the Railway Park on the first Saturday of every month from 8am to noon.
RIGHT: Rob Massina and Nola Pinnuck at a previous Finley Farmers’ Market.