Fish, fitness on markets menu
THIS year’s Inglewood on Beaufort Street Markets kicked off last night, boasting about 150 stalls.
Organisers expected big crowds for the launch of the Monday markets, that will run on both sides of Beaufort Street from Sixth Avenue to Dundas Road at the town clock, until the end of March.
Markets founder and butcher Vince Garreffa said crowds of up to 5000 people attended during the 2015 season. He said the decision to hold the markets on Mondays received positive feedback from visitors.
He said it was also an opportunity to exercise as well as enjoy healthy food. “It’s a great way to get exercise, not have to cook on a Monday night, eat healthily and go for a walk,” he said. “Up and back, both sides of the street is a comfortable kilometre stroll.”
This season will feature new stall holders, including Josh Catalano from Catalano’s Seafoods and fish aficionado Stuart Fergusson with their new food truck The Fish Boss.
Meast proprietor Sandra Bahbah will return with Middle Eastern fare such as falafel, halloumi cheese and Arabic rice made from scratch. She said there was a huge sense of community about the markets last year.
The markets run from 6pm to 9.30pm every Monday.
Visitors queue for food at one of the many stalls.