THE first Kingston Farmers Market at its new home will be held next weekend.
The popular market has relocated from Highett to Kingston Heath Reserve. Suburban Rail Loop works will overtake the market’s old home.
Kingston mayor Hadi Saab said that Kingston Heath Reserve would a good home for the market. “Home to the Botanic Gardens, the reserve provides a tranquil, leafy-green space with natural shade, extensive paths, public toilets, and plenty of seating. The market will be a great addition to the Cheltenham community, offering a range of stallholders supporting local Victorian farmers and artisanal producers. Same local traders, same quality produce, new fresh location,” he said.
“The first market at Kingston Heath Reserve is scheduled for Saturday 4 February so bring your friends and family down to celebrate the launch of its new home. The market space is right beside the popular playground and surrounded by picnic settings and barbecues, so market day promises to be a fun day out for the whole family.”
Kingston councillor Tracey Davies said it was a “pity” that the market was moved from its old location. The Suburban Rail Loop Authority has helped provide upgraded storage facilities and power supply at its new site.
The Kingston Farmers Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month. Entry is a $2 donation to Chelsea Rotary Club.