Vuda Beach Mar­ket Day Draws Big­gest Crowd Yet

Fiji Sun - - BIG STORY - CHARLES CHAM­BERS Items on sale at the Vuda Beach Mar­ket yes­ter­day. Feed­back: com.fj charles.cham­bers@fi­jisun.

The Vuda Beach Mar­ket at First Land­ing Re­sort at­tracted the big­gest num­ber of ven­dors and a record crowd.

The mar­ket, which was mooted to al­low peo­ple to sell mainly home­made and home-grown items and food, brought brisk sales by most of the 65 ven­dors who set up shop along the beach­front re­sort.

Or­gan­iser, Ronelle van Rooyen, said ven­dors low­ered their prices be­cause of the down­turn in the econ­omy. “This has been a suc­cess, which we owe to the First Land­ing Re­sort, for giv­ing us the space and their man­made is­land where we to­day have a live band per­form­ing and fam­i­lies en­joy­ing lunch,” she said.

“We had F1J1 per­form free while Fairy­land pro­vided bouncy cas­tles and other amuse­ments for the chil­dren.

Crammed

“This is the big­gest crowd ever and the big car park for the re­sort was no­tice­ably crammed with ve­hi­cles,” she said.

“The great thing is any­one want­ing to sell here have to a rea­son­able entry fee, but their prod­ucts must be gen­uinely done from home.”

Items on sale in­cluded home­made bread and jams, hand­i­craft, food and juices.

Ongea Is­land sisters, Filom­ena and and Suli Matei­wai, were into their third mar­ket day with hand­i­craft they had learnt to make from their par­ents and grand­par­ents.

THE VUDA BEACH MAR­KET

Lawhill Wine and Fiji Cof­fee

Rovi­lyn Bu­gay­ong, was mak­ing sales with Lawhill Wine prod­ucts and Fiji Cof­fee on be­half of In­dulge.

She was also help­ing a group, Yeast Boys, who had made home­made French sticks and fo­cac­cia, sell their prod­ucts.

Mrs van Rooyen’s South African boere­wors sausage hot dog was one of the many sought af­ter food items on sale.

The next Vuda Beach Mar­ket would be held at a date to be de­cided next month.

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