Market’s earthy start

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The Tamahere Market this Saturday is set to have an earthy feel from the second visitors step through the gate.

Hungarian stuffed bread is a newcomer to Tamahere Market
Hungarian stuffed bread is a newcomer to Tamahere Market

Starting from where all good things begin – the soil – a new stallholder will be selling compost at the market’s front gate so buyers can pull up in their cars and load it directly on board.

From one digging in to another, this month’s market will also offer opportunities to dig into the coin purse or the pantry to support fundraising efforts by locals.

Local children will be looking for help with their fundraising while the market’s host, St Stephen’s Church, will be providing an opportunity for marketgoers to donate to a food bank.

“For many people it is hard to know where to take any cans etc for the foodbank and we want to make that easier,” said market organiser and St Stephen’s Church member Jane Manson.

So, a chance on the way in to empty your shopping bag of some dry food or other non-perishable items for people less well off and refill it with market goodies for the trip home.

One new foodie item that could well go in the bag may be Hungarian stuffed breads.

“Very yummy!!” says Manson.

Meanwhile, with Christmas bearing down on us the market presents a great chance to shop local, unique and kiwi-made for Christmas gifts.

The Tamahere Market is held in the St Stephen’s Church grounds, corner Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive, from 8.30am to 1pm, each third Saturday of the month. For more details see here.

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