The Cooroy Farmers and Artisans Market have announced that their first market will be on Saturday 7 October from 6am to noon at Lower Mill Road Cooroy. Markets will then be held consistently on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month.
Typical of Cooroy, these won’t be any normal markets but instead they will be a Farmers Market with an artistic twist. There will be stalls with local produce and value-added products like sauces and pickles, “Made in the Biosphere” products from artists located in the Noosa & Great Sandy Straight Biospheres, food stalls and entertainment. 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.
The idea behind the market is to support local growers and artists and highlight the diversity of produce and talent in our region. It will also showcase Cooroy and bring people into town who will hopefully also visit our other retailers. Plus, it will activate the vacant land at the Mill Site Precinct and has great ties with the Butter Factory Arts Centre, the Cooroora Woodworkers and Cooroy Camphor Laurel Inc which all have excellent examples of local artisans on display.
For more information or to register your interest as a stallholder, visit www.cooroymarket.com.au.