By Jed Lanyon
Locals and visitors alike are celebrating the return of the Warburton Summer Produce Market, which kicks off on Friday 17 January.
The market showcases a diverse range of stalls selling fresh local produce and crafts, tasty food and snacks as well as live music from local performers such as: African Drumming with Kofi Kunkpe, Nathan Varga, Tin man, The Anecdote, Open Mic and many more.
The event’s new organiser Leanne Arvanitakis-Hall said the market is a great place to bring the community together and to support local growers and producers.
“I’m looking forward to the market being on again because it creates such a great community vibe. I’m looking forward to buying my fresh produce and seeing the wonderful talents that will be on display.”
She said the market is looking to expand to have more craft stalls and hopes to welcome more tourists to the area.
Members of the local CFA will be on hand to share bushfire information while the Warburton Wool Crafters for Wildlife are running beginner classes to make nests for animals orphaned by recent fires, facilitated by Zephlyn. There will also be family games run by Serious Fun.
The market runs every Friday from 17 January to 6 March, between 4.30pm and sunset and is located behind BT Dubs Cafe in Warburton along the banks of the Yarra River.
For more information, visit: http://warbysummerproduce.market/.