Currumbin Community Markets
Currumbin Community Markets

Currumbin Community Markets

Two born-and-bred Gold Coast mothers have started a week-day farmers market in Currumbin to give locals the opportunity to buy fresh seasonal produce direct from local farmers.

The organisers, Hannah Sheppard and Chana Warry-Stokes believe that Southern Gold Coast locals are desperate for a week-day farmers market.

"So many Gold Coast locals have to travel to our neighbouring towns in the Northern Rivers to buy fresh produce during the week. We thought it was time we had our own community farmers market so that locals could access real food grown locally at a convenient time and place". Hannah Sheppard, organiser of Currumbin Community Markets said.

The local women are focused on creating a true farmers markets community by only allowing farmers who have a direct link to the produce they sell.

"The produce must be grown, raised, or caught by the individual farmer or the farmer has a direct link to the produce and can identify exactly where it comes from". Hannah Sheppard said.

"We are passionate about creating and nurturing the relationship between the locals and our farmers. Every farmer we have reached out to has been so enthusiastic and supportive" Hannah Sheppard said.

The community markets is supported by the Currumbin RSL, who is also excited for the opportunities to the local community this relationship will bring.

Celebrating our culture is also an inspiration and focus of Currumbin Community Markets and they believe that the markets will complement the laid-back and barefoot lifestyle of Currumbin.

"We live such a laid-back lifestyle and we want to celebrate that. We hope for barefoot locals covered in sand who have come straight from the beach to do their groceries, families spending time together before school and having a nutritional breakfast together or just sitting in the sunshine with a coffee and listen to some music.

"We hope that all people, young and old, stay a while and connect, turning a week-day chore into a ritual they look forward to every week and of course having direct access to fresh and seasonal produce".

The Markets is held directly across from currumbin RSL, every Thursday morning from 7am until 11am.

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