Twilight market has local products from local people
THE Anglesea Community House is now running its twice-monthly Twilight Farmers Market at Anglesea Community Precinct Car Park.
On the first and third Friday of the month between November and March, visitors can come and buy local produce from local growers and producers, listen to live music and have something to eat and drink.
Anglesea Community House programs and events co-ordinator Marcelle Renkin said the markets started in 2019 in response to a community member suggestion.
“As a Community House in Anglesea, part of what we do is respond to community needs and help support community initiatives,” Ms Renkin said.
“Our idea was to have it in conjunction with some sort of community event, so we would have it running alongside the market. We were able to do that with our opening market where we had a welcome to country as part of our Yarning Sessions Program… we also have young local musicians to come along and play as well.”
Ms Renkin said there was a strong focus on local, seasonal and sustainably produced food.
With this in mind, the Anglesea Community House tries to keep the stallholders as local as possible, creating a space to support local small businesses and local producers.
“Essentially that’s what it is, a place to support some small businesses, connect with friends new and old, grab something to eat, grab a drink and hopefully with the situation ending we can have more events around it,” Ms Renkin said.
“We really call it as a community event, and as a way people can do their shopping and catch up with friends new and old and reconnect a little bit.”
Visitors will find bread, eggs, meat, jam, beer, gin, veggies, honey and more at the Twilight Markets, getting their shopping done while enjoying the ambience and entertainment of the market.
The next twilight market will be held tomorrow (Friday, January 21) between 4.30-8.30pm at the Anglesea Community Precinct Carpark, with entry via McMillan Street.
To find out more, head to anglesea.org.au/community/farmers-market/anglesea-twilight-farmers-market