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expect," Ms Reeves said.
"There were some problems with
traffic, shade and rubbish, but we
have undertaken to resolve these.
"And we are hoping to bring in
more vendors of fruit and vegeta-
Ms Reeves said the breakfast and
coffee bars proved extremely popu-
lar and there were plans for a cafe
serving devonshire teas.
"We had a lot of feedback and
what really pleased us was the fact
that many people thought of the
event as a great meeting place to
catch-up with friends," she said.
Mount Pleasant Natural Resource
McGoldrick said the committee wel-
comed community feedback so "we
can continue to improve on what
has been a great start".
"We want to be able to deliver the
best country farmers market we pos-
sibly can," she said.
"The amazing turnout to our first
market was a testament to all the
hard work by volunteers and staff of
the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
and the Mount Pleasant Natural
Resource Centre Inc, the communi-
ty group that established the MPFM.
"Both these groups are non-for-
profit community groups, managed
by volunteers with employed sup-
port staff, and have been committed
to delivering this weekly food mar-
ket because of the huge community
benefits to the region."
The weekly market is held on
Saturdays from 8am-noon, at the
Mount Pleasant Showgrounds.
NOTE: Annual membership is
$50 and includes free car parking,
10 per cent discount at stalls and a
•MPFM will have a stall at Mount
Pleasant Show on March 18.
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Contact Terese Reeves 0417 330 343.
a stunning first market
Udder Delights Andrew Dunford, Lobethal,
with samples of cheese.
Marco Forg, Four Leaf Milling Pty Ltd, with sons Benjamin
and David, selling Australian certified organic grain.
Guest celebrity chef Simon Bryant entertains the crowd, cooking a herbed
spatzle with roasted root vegetables and vinolotto. All ingredients were
sourced at the market.
Jimmy Day, Domain Day, Williamstown, made his stall a
popular venue for the tasting public.
It's all about the meat -- Michael Blenkiron, Keynton Pork
and Bacon, and stallholder Jamie Hylan, Mount Pleasant
Butchers, had a very busy day.
Tony Pellicone, Penfield
Gardens, helps out on his
father Dominic's vegetable
stall. He is holding some corn
next to a colourful display of
carrots (deep purple, indigo
winter, yellow bunch and
Emily Moxon, Walkers International, Mylor
and Woodside, sold all her strawberries before
the market closed.
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