Stallholders use their vegetable produce to celebrate the Lismore Organic Market’s 10th birthday this week at the Lismore Showground.
Stallholders use their vegetable produce to celebrate the Lismore Organic Market’s 10th birthday this week at the Lismore Showground. Sue Vader

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.



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