Farmer’s market hits the mark

From a petting zoo to baked goods, fresh produce, live entertainment and a bouncy castle, the St Stephen’s Community Farmers Market has something for everyone.

About 1600 people attended the official opening of the farmers, artisans and buskers market on Saturday 5 September, which was held at St Stephen’s School’s Carramar campus.

Kicking off at 8.00am, the grounds quickly transformed into a hive of activity with 45 stallholders involved.

The impressive turnout included Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles and City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts who officially opened the market.

St Stephen’s Community Farmers Market chairperson Rev Narelle Collas said she hoped the market would continue to become a community favourite.

“It was wonderful to see so many people attend the official opening and support local farmers, producers and artists,” she said.

“There was an abundance of different stalls to cater for all likes and tastes and we look forward to that growing in the future.”

St Stephen’s School Carramar head of primary, Darnelle Pretorius, said it was fantastic to see the community come together.

“The St Stephen’s Community Farmers Market is the perfect place for the community to meet in the local area, grab their Saturday morning coffee, stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables and take some baked goods home for afternoon tea,” Darnelle said.

“St Stephen’s School Year 11 rock band Red Moon also did a brilliant job entertaining the crowd.”

The market, run by a not-for-profit community association comprising members from Carramar Uniting Church, St Stephen’s School parents and community members, will be held every Saturday from 8.00am to 12noon.

For details or to get involved, call 0449 791 816 or email info@sscfarmersmarket.org.au.

Top image: St Stephen’s Community Farmers Market chairperson Rev Narelle Collas,  St Stephen’s Community Farmers Market manager Sachin Shah, St Stephen’s School Carramar Head of Primary Darnelle Pretorius, St Stephen’s School Carramar Head of Secondary Brett Roberts. 

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