Market shines in Leongatha

THE sun beamed down on another beautiful Leongatha Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
Coordinators of the market have merged the farmers’ market and the craft market, which allowed market goers to access 33 varying stalls in one convenient space.
Julie Curtis – one of the market coordinators – said the merge had worked well. The food section ranged from scones to egg and bacon rolls. Craft stalls were largely provided by local organisations, and the market is proud to support a number of fundraisers.
Ms Curtis said the market tries to keep as local as possible, but also welcomes a number of travelling stallholders.
Upon entering the market, the crowds were met with the sweet sounds of music. This month, the music was provided by Marty Box and the Leongatha Primary School choir.
The schools are also well supported by the market. Chairo Christian School will be at the markets each month staging face painting fundraisers.
The market also would not be such a success without the help of the Ruby CFA, which helps to set up the event each month.
Ms Curtis said the market has been instrumental in helping to lift the profile of Leongatha.
“I think it has helped to raise community morale and spirit,” she said.
Local farmer’s markets are currently eagerly awaiting the outcome of this year’s state election, with the Coalition promising a $2 million boost for markets.
Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien visited the Leongatha Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Ms Curtis said he loved the experience.

Crafty: Don Cashin, David Gerrard, Peter Eddy, David Brereton and president Max Wood (front) of the Leongatha Men’s Shed had a stall at the Leongatha Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

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