Market back tomorrow

Punters enjoy a summer's day during the Remarkables Market's successful second season. The market...
Punters enjoy a summer's day during the Remarkables Market's successful second season. The market returns tomorrow and runs until March 30.
The Remarkables Market will return this weekend for its third summer season, which will again feature the Market Chef competition from November 10 as well as a new addition, the "produce exchange table".

Market manager Sherryn Smith said any excess homegrown produce could be brought to the market from 8.15am to be sold by a fundraising group.

For the first fortnight, the first 10 people to donate their produce to the table would receive a free bacon buttie.

On Saturday, 15 free coffees would be available for the first "earlybirds" who arrived at 8.30am.

Ms Smith said among the new stallholders were Cardrona Merino Lamb, the Design Garage, Yoshimura Keita and Bella Yum Yum.

On opening day, there will be fresh organic fruit and vegetables from Aspiring Organics in Wanaka, Freeway Orchard in Cromwell and George's Oranges and Lemons.

Wakatipu High School French pupils and their teacher, Guillaume Charton, would be the "friendly market helpers" throughout the season to help with a school trip to Noumea next year.

However, there were still opportunities for clubs, schools and not-for-profit groups to raise funds, Ms Smith said.

Additionally, any musicians and buskers who wanted to provide entertainment could also contact the market team.

Ms Smith said the Remarkables Market was still accepting applications from potential traders, but recommended people registered early to guarantee a place.

Vendors could secure stalls in advance for either an 11-week or 23-week period, or on a weekly casual basis.

The market season would run from tomorrow until March 30 next year, from 8.30am to 1pm each Saturday in and around the Red Barn, about 100m from the main entrance to the Remarkables Park Town Centre.

To apply for a stall or register a request for fundraising or entertainment, contact Sherryn Smith on (03) 442 3084 or email

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