Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market has become widely recognised for its high quality produce and is a wonderful place to meet with friends
WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO MOUNT ELIZA’S FARMERS’ MARKET.
Since launching in March 2010, the Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market has become widely recognised for its high quality produce and is a wonderful place to meet with friends and family, to meander the stalls, watch the entertainment and stop into some of the local stores for quirky finds. The Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit initiative of the Mt Eliza Chamber of Commerce and proudly supports the work of the Mt Eliza Lions and Rotary Clubs
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In 1974, four couples at a dinner party in Red Hill shared a romantic original idea of a market for local people to sell or barter their seasonal produce, as well as providing an outlet for crafts and foods.
Carole Stapleton and Cathy Thompson, two of the directors, were at that dinner. The idea took hold and over months of discussion, the concept of a market where people had to have made, cooked or grown whatever they wanted to sell or barter evolved.
The initial advertising was mainly through screenprinted posters nailed to trees and power poles all over the area. It worked. In September 1975 the first market took place with 28 enthusiastic stallholders at the Red Hill Mechanics Hall.