Mar­ket marches on

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By LISA THOMAS

SU­BI­ACO Farm­ers Mar­ket has gone from strength to strength since it be­gan as a small mar­ket seven years ago at Su­bi­aco Pri­mary School.

The mar­ket, which will cel­e­brate its sev­enth birthday this week­end, now brings about 3000 peo­ple into Su­bi­aco each week­end.

The not-for-profit event has also do­nated more than $240,000 to Su­bi­aco Pri­mary School, giv­ing back to stu­dents, staff and the wider com­mu­nity.

Aside from the suc­cess of the week­end mar­ket, it is also a suc­cess story for Su­bi­aco af­ter the clo­sure of the Sta­tion Street Mar­kets, Pavil­ion Mar­kets and more re­cently Mar­kets on Rokeby.

Mar­ket chair­man Greg Lynch said the suc­cess was no sur­prise.

“Su­bi­aco Farm­ers Mar­ket is a great ex­am­ple of get­ting ev­ery­thing right,” he said.

“It demon­strates that if you fo­cus on the cus­tomer and not on the event or­gan­iser, then peo­ple will feel wel­come, they will have fun, and they will tell their friends and fam­ily.”

Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son said the key to the suc­cess of the mar­ket was it con­tin­ued to di­ver­sify its range of fine lo­cally made goods, fresh pro­duce and tasty treats.

“As well as sup­port­ing one of our lo­cal pri­mary schools, the mar­ket brings thou­sands of peo­ple to Su­bi­aco ev­ery week, in turn ben­e­fit­ing the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity,” she said.

“The mar­ket am­pli­fies the Su­bi­aco sense of com­mu­nity. It is a won­der­ful as­set for Su­bi­aco and is an im­por­tant meet­ing place for lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike.”

The mar­ket will hold a birthday cel­e­bra­tion this Satur­day with free birthday cakes, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, yoga on the oval and live mu­sic.

The mar­ket runs 8am-noon on Satur­days at Su­bi­aco Pri­mary.

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie

The Suppa Club’s David Kane with Oli McQuoid (11), Ge­orgie McQuoid (9), Savine Kirk (6) and Tris­tan Kirk (11). www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d460227

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