The Wakatipu Anglican Parish is well on the way to
establishing a family support worker after a record $14,020
was raised from the annual market day on Saturday.
The Rt Rev Dr David Coles said stallholders enjoyed an
excellent day with perfect weather and larger-than-average
There was very little of anything left to sell at the end, Dr
"Our final tally of $14,020 was a parish-best record. The
previous highest was about $12,000.
"We are delighted that this is almost enough to cover the
$15,000 budget goal to appoint a part-time children and young
"We are now at the stage of advertising the job very soon."
The grounds of St Peter's Anglican Church are the venue for
the Queenstown Farmers Market, consisting of 12 to 15 stalls
from 9am to 12.30pm, this and every Saturday until the end of
March next year.
Market organiser Sharlene Inch said fresh seasonal fruit and
vegetables, breads, pastries, free-range eggs, honey, farm
bacon, cheeses, salmon, gourmet sausages, coffee, sweet and
sour crepes and empanadas would be sold while live music was
A "locals' loyalty card" scheme will be introduced for the
first time this market season for shoppers to collect stamps
from stallholders and enter monthly draws for prizes
including restaurant vouchers and food hampers.