Co-op stall holders Natasha Jackson and Samantha Palmer will be back at Leslie Park on Saturday.
Co-op stall holders Natasha Jackson and Samantha Palmer will be back at Leslie Park on Saturday. Ben Wilmott

Markets a destination for Southern Downs produce

THIS Saturday the second instalment of the Seasonal Feast Farmers Market will bring the very best produce from across the Granite Belt to Leslie Park.

The markets are held every Friday in Stanthorpe but will come to Warwick on the second Saturday of each month.

Destination Southern Downs AgriTourism co-ordinator, Amy Walker said this year would bring a renewed focus on attracting more numbers.

"This year we will see a big focus on generating new memberships and attracting more producers to get involved," she said.

"It is great to see the concept grow and spread across the region and for the region itself to embrace the opportunity.

"It has already become such a popular avenue for local producers to showcase their products."

Mrs Walker said the introduction of the Seasonal Feast Farmers Market at the Warwick Uber Markets presented a great opportunity for residents and tourists.

"It is really great to see the momentum behind the seasonal feast grow and now to branch out into the northern part of the Southern Downs region," she said.

"The entire region has such a bounty of produce and the farmers markets go a long way to raise the profile of the seasonal produce the region provides.

"For visitors to Warwick to be able to experience so much of the region and its produce in one location is a fantastic drawcard."

Mrs Walker said she hopes as the market's profile continues to grow so will the number of producers involved.

For more information and stallholder enquiries, phone market coordinator Mel Forbes on 0409 063 081 or email warwickmarket@ seasonalfeast.com.au.



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