Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Market @ Franklin turns two

There are plenty of good weekend markets around here, but there's nothing quite like having one in your own town. I love being able to pop down the road, pick up some fresh produce or a birthday gift and catch up with friends. Today we took the dogs with us and took it in turns to wait outside with them as they collected pats and cuddles from locals and visitors to Tasmania. We bought some rye sourdough bread, a free trade coffee, potatoes, a cute purse for a young relative and a delicious warm jam doughnut from the colourful little van out front. Stopped for a chat with friends and favourite stallholders like Kellie from The Forgotten Tree with her buttons and jewellery made from salvaged Tasmanian timbers and Marie from Wakky Taz Creations with her handcrafted glass jewellery - all great gifts when we need them. There were fresh mussels, cakes, scarves, second hand goods, cushion covers and a local musician singing.

When we first moved here, there was a market only in the summer months, but two years ago, local business owner Natalie of Simply Spellbound skin care products took the initiative to take it over and run a monthly market all year round. Stallholders vary so there is always something new and different. The Market @ Franklin is on the last Sunday each month. See you there next time?

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