by Kate Matthews
THE latest farmer’s market to hit the vibrant north coast market scene is the Yamba Farmer’s Market.
This morning I had the chance to check out the Yamba Farmers Market for myself and have a quick chat to many of the stall holders. They are a friendly bunch, and I was equally impressed by what was on offer and it was lovely to hear about great products made or grown locally by passionate people.
Thumbs up to the local community too. While it isn’t a large market by any standard, there’s enough variety and interest to attract the crowds. At 9am the place was buzzing.
Ashby farmers Ray and Maise Imlach had sold out of all their organic free-range eggs 9.15am. All 110 dozen of them. It appears you have to be quick or you miss out.
Jane Beeby from Pink Cosmos Soaps and Lotions had a great range of all natural hand-made products, and Gina of Gina’s Fine Food was attracting quite a bit of interest with her gorgeous display of freshly baked treats.
But that’s not all. How about a hot BBQ breakfast and a freshly squeezed juice? Locally produced honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam and organic vegies, pecans, jams, relishes, pumpkins, fresh bread, pork and beef were also on offer.
A big thumbs up to the organiser and stall holders for bringing some quality local product to the market table. As a shopper, it’s refreshing to meet the people behind the scenes.
The Yamba Farmers Market is held every second Wednesday from 7am to noon in the Whiting Beach car park, Yamba.
A limited number of sites are available. Call Jeremy Challacombe for more info on 6642 3336. Please note, strict guidelines apply.
To read more, see my story in The Daily Examiner.
More photos on the North Coast Markets Facebook page.
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