Markets bring the weekends to life

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Farmer's Market manager Kim Starkie is excited to see the popular event back open to the public.
Camera IconManjimup Farmer's Market manager Kim Starkie is excited to see the popular event back open to the public. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Market lovers rejoiced at the weekend with the return of the farmers markets in Manjimup and Bridgetown.

Despite the rainy weather at the weekend, locals and visitors alike attended the Manjimup Farmers Market and the Bridgetown Markets on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Manjimup Farmer’s Market opened with restrictions on Saturday.

Market manager Kim Starkie said it was fabulous to reopen to the public.

“We’re having a great morning,” she said.

“People are adhering to the new system we have in place and stallholders are really happy.”

Mrs Starkie said there was a constant rotation of people coming through.

As part of Manjimup Farmer’s Market restrictions, people had to utilise a one-way system, use the provided hand sanitiser and not touch produce until they purchased it.

Stallholders were also laid out in a more spread-out manner.

Mrs Starkie said the next Manjimup Farmer’s Market will be held this weekend.

“While things will still be COVID-safe, we’ll be operating under the next level of relaxed restrictions,” she said.

“We’re having a party and the community is invited, we’ll be celebrating.”

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