The first Cooroy Farmers and Artisans Market on Saturday 7 October is looking to be a success with more than 45 stalls booked, some great entertainment and a special guest appearance from popular Australian chef Matt Golinski.
The markets will run from 6am to noon and Matt Golinski, will be cooking up a storm with local produce from 9.30am to 10.30am.
“I’m passionate about supporting primary producers and food artisans and a great way to do that is to visit your local Farmers Market. I’m looking forward to the first Cooroy Farmers & Artisans Market and excited to see what local products are on offer,” said Matt.
There is more entertainment on offer with Cooroy musician, Jamison Kehl performing from 8am. Sixteen-year-old Jamieson was one of 10 young women from Queensland to take part in the inaugural Big Sky Girl Mentoring Program this year and has since been performing around the Coast, recently releasing her first single, Limerence.
“We are really appreciative of all the support we’ve been given for the markets. We are getting really fantastic messages on Facebook and emails about how great it is that the Noosa hinterland is going to have its very own Farmers & Artisans Markets. We are really pleased with the response from stallholders too, with a great selection of produce, food products and artists with artworks that are Made in the Biosphere,” said one of the organisers, Danielle Taylor.
One thing you won’t be seeing at these markets are imported or mass-produced items. At each market there will also be stall space donated to a community group to utilise as a fundraiser and/or to raise awareness. At the first market, there will be two community groups, the Cooroy Eumundi Cricket Club doing a sausage sizzle and BFFs, also known as Butter Factory Friends raising awareness about the great work they do.
Markets will be held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month to support local growers and artists and highlight the diversity of produce and talent in our region.
For more information visit www.cooroymarket.com.au or find them on Facebook at @cooroymarket.