The success of the Tamahere Market has inspired another Waikato rural district to establish its own monthly market.
Gordonton is to get its own country market, selling a range of treats, both edible and durable, and all locally produced. Launch date is set for Saturday, September 8.
Tamahere Market organiser Jane Manson has been an adviser to the Gordonton establishment group, which will hold its market on the second Saturday of each month so as not to conflict with Tamahere’s on the third Saturday of the month.
The site for the market will be behind the old school on Gordonton Rd. “It’s perfect, the beautiful oak trees all around and good, flat ground. It has all the facilities we need, including a kitchen and toilets,” market organiser Xenia Brown told Number 8 Network.
The hunt is now on for stall holders.
“There’s a lot of interest. We want to offer a range of produce, food and crafts with the priority on local, so from Gordonton and surrounding areas. We’re thinking there will be art works, handcrafted items, knits, honey and vegetables, fruit, jams and free-range eggs. The more the merrier.”