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Launch of the Growers Market Passport and new Twilight Markets

There’s something new and exciting happening at our Gympie Town Centre Growers Market with the launch of the Growers Market Passport.
The Growers Market Passport will reap rewards for everyone. For every $10 passport holders spend with a market stall holder, they will receive a signature from the stall holder and, after collecting 10 signatures, will receive a quality jute shopping bag. They will then go in a monthly draw to win a $50 shopping voucher to be spent in Gympie’s Town Centre.
“The market is a great initiative that encourages the community to take a break, get outdoors and get to know the farmers who grow their food,” said Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor, Mick Curran.
“Market patrons also have the opportunity to visit the businesses in Gympie’s Town Centre to enjoy a relaxed shopping experience,” he said.
Held in Memorial Park, in the heart of Gympie’s Town Centre, this boutique market is one of the key actions being implemented as part of Council’s Gympie Town Centre Marketing and Branding Strategy and focuses on our local producers and growers and highlights food and produce grown in and sourced from the Gympie region.

“It is interesting to note that two businesses that began as stall holders in the markets have now established successful businesses in Mary Street.”

The market features produce and products grown and produced in the Gympie Region and this is a great opportunity to savour the fresh and delicious produce grown right here,” he said.

The Growers Markets are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7am – 12 noon at Memorial Park, in Gympie.

In response to feedback from market patrons, an exciting new Gympie Town Centre Twilight Market will be launched on April 26, and will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 3pm – 6pm.The Twilight Markets will be held in the building on the corner of Jaycee Way and River Road and will feature delicious food and beverages to enjoy on site or to take home for dinner.

For more information visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/greatgympie or visit the Gympie Regional Council’s Facebook page.

 

20 April 2017


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