Organic growers keen to reach out
LISMORE Organic Market was in celebration mode this week after reaching its 10th birthday.
The market was started by a group of local farmers and little did they realise they initiated Australia’s first 100 per cent organic market.
To celebrate their achievement – and longevity – stallholders pulled out all the stops for a whizz-bang birthday party at the Lismore Showground.
Customers to this week’s Tuesday market were treated to free cake and savouries, a kids’ art exhibition, a range of music from classical guitar to the Black Train band, and some outrageous clowning from three crazy women, calling themselves The Carbon Busters.
Because it is a little off the beaten track at the Lismore Showground, this delightfully low-key and friendly market has been under-utilised by locals. While the bucolic atmosphere has been part of the charm, the stallholders are keen to get their locally-grown produce to a wider circle of local people.
Anyone wanting to enjoy some hassle-free shopping can find freshly-picked produce every Tuesday, 7.30am to 11am.