A LOCAL family is launching a Bass Coast Makers and Growers Market in Wonthaggi.
The market will showcase the best produce, makers and artists in Bass Coast and South Gippsland.
It will kick off this Sunday, September 10, with free entry. Market founder Nadine Verboon said the market will be at the Wonthaggi Goods Shed and can be accessed via the Big W car park.
“Being a Wonthaggi girl myself, it’s nice to have it there at a beautiful little venue near the old railway line,” she said. “It gives a glimpse into Wonthaggi’s history.
“It’ll also be a plastic bag free market so I encourage everyone to get creative with their travel bags and bring them along.”
No stalls will have plastic bags. they will instead use paper and recyclable bags.
“In our business, at Wattlebank Park Farm, we’ve been plastic bag free since we started in 2013 so it’s quite normal for us and we need to keep that momentum going.”
The market will feature mushrooms, eggs, meat, cheese, yogurt, bread, candles and of course, great coffee. There will also be a variety of lunch options including slow cooked meat, egg and bacon rolls, dim sims and dumplings.
The idea to start the market came from her husband Clive and her discussing the closure of the Wonthaggi Make It Bake It Market.
“We talked and we decided we’d bring the market back and there’s been lots of positive feedback so far.”
Wonthaggi’s Keenan Williams will be the market manager and it’s expected there will be 20 stalls at the inaugural event on Sunday.
The market will run from 8am to 1pm.