Paul Wilson and Jan Fadelli are happy to see the market expand.
Paul Wilson and Jan Fadelli are happy to see the market expand. Marc Stapelberg

Lismore markets are growing

LISMORE produce markets will begin an exciting new era operating out of the Lismore Greyhound Raceway this Saturday.

The popular face-to-face customer experience has outgrown its original site at the Lismore Showground, with more than 36 registered stall holders operating in Lismore.

“It’s an exciting move and one we’re looking forward to,” market treasurer Jan Fadelli said.

“We have a 12-month lease and the greyhound club has welcomed us with open arms.”

In 2003 there were 11 stall holders and things remained steady until a boom period from 2007.

“It got to the point where we had to look to expand, but still look after our local customers,” Ms Fadelli said.

“We want to make sure we’re assisting local farmers, while allowing for a new customer base.”

Another bonus is the commercial kitchen that will allow for live cooking demonstrations all year round.

The new era will look to keep the power in the hands of the individual farmer.

“The farmers are very much in control and have the final say on how to market their products to the customers,” Ms Fadelli said.

The market is looking for more farmers with produce to sell.

“It all starts with free coffee and candle making for regular customers from 8am to 11am on Saturday."



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