Jacqueline Anderson is our new market coordinator. You can phone her on (07) 825 0023 every Monday and Wednesday 10.00am – 2.00pm, or drop in and see her.
It’s been a long hot summer for the Waikato this year and the summer markets have been colourful and diverse. Live music has added to the atmosphere and the resident green and purple caterpillar has captivated the children.
As the end of summer approaches is means it’s Harvest Time in the garden. Bring along any surplus produce and add it to the community produce stall, March 9th Market.
Liz and Rick’s famous produce stall deserves a mention here – The king garlic and organic vege growers, exquisite elderflower cordial concentrate, homemade goodies and tubs of legendary pesto. The market would not be the same without them!
Despite the stormy weather, The Midwinter Night Market Extravaganza was just that – wintry and extravagant! We had an extraordinary amount of visitors, as many as the Sunday markets, who were all well impressed with the creative stalls, delicious food and unexpected performances on offer. The vibrant and positive atmosphere proved the Raglan knack to make the most of the evening, no doubt assisted by a fine brew of mulled wine from the Pottery Shed. The whole event was so successful that we will be having a Summer Night Market in December with even more entertainment and performances.
A MASSIVE thanks to all those who helped on the night, especially Clare Wimmer and Shannon Darbyshire for the wine, Vodafone NZ, Steve from Stendy Electrical for hooking us up and the Maori Wardens for keeping antics under control.
In the future if you ever have any doubts if we are having a market due to bad weather, just call the Old School Arts Centre on 825 0023 and the answer message will reveal all. See you on September the 9th.