Or­gan­ics mar­ket re­turns

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The Pare­mata mar­ket re­sumes this Satur­day, a wel­come re­turn for peo­ple who are look­ing for or­ganic fruit and veg­eta­bles.

The mar­ket started in Oc­to­ber at Dolly Var­den Beach carpark, off Mana Es­planade, with res­i­dents and schools in­vited to sell or trade their home-grown pro­duce.

Mar­ket spokesper­son Leanne Pe­labon says it is a great way for the com­mu­nity to come to­gether and, de­spite mod­est be­gin­nings, is be­com­ing more pop­u­lar through word-of-mouth. The hope is to con­tinue the mar­ket all-year round.

‘‘It pe­tered out a bit in De­cem­ber but I think there will be re­newed in­ter­est as peo­ple have more stuff in their gar­den this time of year. There is some bar­ter­ing and a re­ally cool at­mos­phere down there; it’s never go­ing to be huge but a good chance for lo­cals to come down and get some well­priced goods, all or­ganic of course.’’

An off-shoot of the mar­ket has been pub­lic­ity for Te Rito Or­gan­ics, a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion – and sea­sonal grower – based at Porirua Hospi­tal grounds. They of­fer hor­ti­cul­ture train­ing cour­ses an­dan en­vi­ron­ment where stu­dents can­learn the skills of grow­ing or­ganic food.

The mar­ket runs 9am till noon.

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