Market reaches milestone
THE Inverloch Farmers Market celebrated its 60th market, at The Glade on Sunday.
Nearly 50 stalls of local, fresh produce were present to help mark the milestone.
Peter Arnold, director of Regional Farmers Markets, said the Inverloch market has the biggest range of Victorian produce in the whole state.
“Regional Farmers Markets holds 16 other markets across Victoria and Inverloch would have to be one of the most successful,” Mr Arnold said.
“We get strong support for this market for all 12 months of the year. Whatever the weather, we are always here.”
People travel from all across Gippsland and beyond to be a part of the Inverloch market and Mr Arnold described it as a Gippsland market.
“Around 60 per cent of the stalls that are here are from within Gippsland, which expresses our motto: fall in love with local food,” Mr Arnold said.
“It is a great community market. The people from Inverloch have really gotten behind it and it is really well supported.
“Food is the cement that binds the local community together, therefore this market helps to bind the community. People take pride in what is produced in the local area.”
The Inverloch/Kongwak Primary School holds a stall at no cost at each market. The school sells egg and bacon rolls, which has helped to raise around $30,000 for the school in the five years it has been running.
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