Toodyay Farmers Market So much on offer!

Published on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 at 10:00:00 AM

The Market has now been running for 5 years with a substantial amount of hard work from some very dedicated locals and the support of the Shire of Toodyay.  We  were to celebrate our Fifth year anniversary to the day on 19 April this year, but have decided to delay our party just for now, so something to look forward to.

July was our first month back  and had  tremendous support not only from stallholders but with its large numbers of visitors making it one  of the biggest markets we have held to date.  Shire  and Council representatives were kept busy and the new CEO Suzie Haslehurst made heaps of new acquaintances.

The Market provides the opportunity for people to offer goods they have homemade, handmade or homegrown. There are usually about 35 - 40  stalls at each market with something to suit everyone, from locally grown fruit and vegetables, honey, jams, pickles, herbs, jerky, chilli sauces to plants, including seedlings and succulents to eremophila native.  Artisan crafts are also available made from wood, metal, fabric, clay, wool, leather, ceramics to name a few. Then of course all the beauty range of creams, soaps, lip balms and much more.  We cannot forget all the edibles you can take home, from a nice drop of wine or a cake or two.  For the children, let them talk to the animals - Alpacas, chooks and more recently, the  Native Animal Rescue  Group  bring  along  baby  kangaroos, falcons.

Also provided are stalls for community groups, like the RSL, Toodyay Ag Society,  Toodyay Garden Club etc. and the opportunity to chat with members from the Toodyay Shire who are always on hand at every market, Then there is our Bookswap stall – many titles to choose from!   Visitors to the markets can enjoy all these offerings whilst having a bite to eat from one of the food stalls along with a coffee and listen to some great music whilst soaking up the friendly atmosphere. We get many visitors from out of town that not only enjoy the market but other venues and attractions around Toodyay. We often have small groups contact us asking when we are on and what else they can do while they are here which is great for our town.

The Shire’s Environmental Health Officer assists local food business (paddock to plate) with ensuring they are a registered food business and educating them on ensuring safe and suitable food is being sold to the public.  ‘Buy local’ is important at the moment and supporting local food businesses and farmers is what we do in rural local governments.

If you would like to help us keep this wonderful market going, would like a stall or are a community group trying to get your word out contact us:

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