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Date for Leongatha Farmers Market

04 May 2017

People who love fresh food and locally grown produce can enjoy a new Community Farmers Market set to start in Leongatha on Saturday, May 27.

The market will be held at Community College Gippsland’s Leongatha campus in Howard Street and run from 8.30am until 1pm.

Community College Gippsland (CCG) Director, Tracel Devereux, said the start-up work for the new Community Farmers Market had been organised through a grant from Regional Development Victoria and in collaboration with the Victorian Farmers Market Association (VFMA).

“We are pleased to have appointed a Market Co-ordinator, Julie Curtis who is a passionate advocate for supporting local farmers and producers.

Getting ready for Leongatha Community Farmers Market - media and photography Karyn O'Brien

Julie runs her own Bed and Breakfast business at Berry’s Creek and enjoys growing her own food, particularly organic and chemical free food.”

Julie said the new Market would be a fantastic boost for local farmers and producers to sell and showcase their goods.

“It’s also an opportunity for people to experience a true Victorian Farmers market dedicated to ensuring integrity and authenticity of local produce.”

“The concept is for people to bring a basket and go home with enough produce to cook a beautiful meal or several meals.”

Julie said the market will have a great ambience with live music and a marquee for people to sit and enjoy a coffee and tasty food.

“It is perfectly located beside the Leongatha Community Garden at Community College Gippsland so there is plenty of space for people to enjoy.”

“We are urging people to come out and support the market.  We are also seeking  expressions of interest for potential stall holders.”

For further information email: lfm@ccg.asn.au  or julie.curtis@ccg.asn.au or phone 03 5662 6700.

For further information, please phone (03) 5622 6000 or email info@ccg.asn.au