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Markets making the news

WHICH festival has been called off? Where’s the next market going to pop up? And who’s been making the news? North Coast Markets has put together a round up of markets, fairs, and festival news for the past week.


  • Score a bargain at Antiques Markets  CONNOISSEURS of collectibles, antique aficionados and just those looking to score a bargain will be in their element this weekend during the second annual Quota Antiques and Collectibles Fair in Yamba.

What have I missed? Your comments are welcome below.


A warm welcome


A WARM welcome to holiday makers here on the north coast, and to anyone discovering North Coast Markets for the first time.

There’s been a big spike in visitors to the blog over the past couple of weeks, I’m guessing because many of you are enjoying time off at this time of year, and probably also thanks to the recent run of first class weather which I’m sure has contributed some great market days.

While some markets have been put on hold, many others have additional stall holders and are attracting large crowds. If you’re in doubt, please check directly with the market organisers – we’d hate to see you disappointed. You can find the most comprehensive market and event directory in Northern NSW here. Where possible, we’ve provided links directly to a website or facebook page.

Check out Yamba’s Twilight Market on New Year’s Day. A section of the main street was closed to traffic.  If you watch this video, you can see how busy it was in the CBD.

If you haven’t done so already, please stop by and like the North Coast Markets Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @nthcoastmarkets. Like you, we’re a big fan of markets. And we’re independent. Our goal is to promote and support north coast markets and stall holders – and to showcase the diverse range of talent we have in the region. There’s a link over there on the right for Twitter >>>>

You might also like to look through our daily market guide, or do a quick search using the box on the top right side of the page. >>>>

If you’re a market fan, we’d love to hear from you. Do you have a favourite? Where will you be this weekend? Please comment below.





Calling all crafters, designers, artists and food lovers

Simply Handmade Markets at Yamba

SIMPLY Crafts together the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre are bringing together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets all in one location. This is a unique event for Yamba to connect with the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate quality, handcrafted and locally designed items.

The first handmade market will be held indoors at the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre, Yamba on Sunday 2nd December 2012. The markets will be open to the Public from 9am until 2.00pm.

Anyone interested in becoming a stall holder at the market can contact Gabrielle, Lisa or Lyndall at Simply Crafts at 29 Yamba Street, Yamba, 02 66463388 or email us at simplycrafts@westnet.com.au or on facebook at simplyhandmademarketsatyamba. Enquiries can also be made through Steve at the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre. An application needs to be filled out so you can pick one up at either place or we can email you one. Cost for a 3 x 3m stall is $25.00 or a 4×4 is $40. Powered sites also available for an extra fee.

Date/s of Event: 2 December 2012
Name of Event: Simply Handmade Markets at Yamba
Contact details for the event (email and or phone number): info@simplycrafts.com.au or 6646 3388

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Yamba Farmers Market

by Kate Matthews

THE latest farmer’s market to hit the vibrant north coast market scene is the Yamba Farmer’s Market.

Yamba Farmers Market

Pink Cosmos Soaps and Lotions

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.

Jane Beeby has a lovely range of natural hand-made soaps… Pink Cosmos Soaps and Lotions

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.

Sweet temptation… it’s local honey, jams and relishes by J Hannah of Woombah

Gina’s Fine Foods – gluten free treats

To read more, see my story in The Daily Examiner.

More photos on the North Coast Markets Facebook page.

What do you love about your local farmers market? Your comments below,