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Thursday Growers Markets in City Square to Resume

Fresh local produce and artisan goodies will again be available from the region’s producers when the ever-popular Coffs Coast Growers Market reopens in City Square next Thursday, 13 August.

The Thursday City Square Growers markets will be back from next Thursday 13 August. Photo; Coffs Harbour City Council

“I know the Market has been hugely missed during this pandemic shutdown by locals, visitors, the stallholders and City Centre business-owners,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.

“It’s great to have it back and showcasing all the wonderful produce the Coffs Coast is famous for.”

As well as fresh local produce, there will be lovingly hand-made creations from local growers and makers including Coffs Coast Honey, Raw Food Hub, My Twin Loaves, Bellingen Soap Cakes and more.

All stallholders will be practicing social distancing and will be encouraging cashless payments. To minimise congestion, customers are being encouraged to ‘shop and go’.

The full list of stallholders and conditions of entry can be viewed at the Coffs Coast Growers Market Facebook page.

Coffs Harbour City Council’s City Centre Marketing and Activation Coordinator Victoria Harper said: “Local businesses have told us they see a significant increase in pedestrian traffic when the markets are held in the City Centre so they were very keen to have them back up and running again.

“The economic and community benefits of having a local Growers Market are very wide-reaching. Before we reopened we wanted to ensure that we had a COVIDsafe approach firmly in place for the market stallholders, City Square businesses and pedestrians.”

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The above is a CHCC media release – Wednesday 5 August 2020.

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