A growers market is a possibliltyA GROWERS and Artisan Market may be on the cards for Stroud after a development application was lodged with the Great Lakes Council.
The application lodged by community member Brett Cooper requested the use of The Stroud Showground to conduct the market on a monthly basis.
Mr Cooper who is one of the key individuals pushing for the market said it would be an ideal way to get food security back into the community.
“We would have stalls for things like artisan bread and locally grown fruit and vegetables,” Mr Cooper said.
The markets would incorporate growers and craftspeople from throughout the Karuah Valley.
Mr Cooper said this would stretch from Wards River to Booral to Limeburners Creek inland to Bulahdelah.
As part of the council’s specifications for the growers and artisan market all products sold must be either locally produced, locally made or have local value added.
Mr Cooper said his team was hoping to start the markets on the fourth Saturday of February next year.
“We’re excited, we’ve put a lot of ground work into it,” he said.
Mr Cooper said the committee was happy to have been sponsored recently by The Stroud Lions Club.
A meeting to discuss the markets is set to be held in the Stroud School of Arts Hall on Wednesday, October 10 from 7.30pm.
Mr Cooper said the meeting was an ideal time for potential stall-holders to express their interest.
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