AS Esperance prepares to celebrate the Festival of the Wind from March 15 to 17, food producers in the region are gearing up for a special market on the Sunday of the festival.
To be held in the Duncs Supa IGA Dempster Street car park, where growers meet for their regular markets, the Festival gathering is an addition to scheduled markets: an extra treat for locals keen to indulge their palates with a delicious array of fresh fruits and vegetables, preserves and pickles and other home grown or prepared goodies on offer.
Fresh flowers and pot pourri sourced from local gardens brighten up the scene, in keeping with the adage “a garden without flowers is like a man without a soul!”
While the markets provide an outlet for local growers and purveyors of fine foods, they are also rapidly becoming a much-loved community event with plenty of socialization going on between sales.
Food buyers get the chance to meet and talk to those dedicated food producers who are passionate about what they do, and the hum of lively discussion is one of the things that make the markets so enjoyable.
The Festival of the Wind market is being held in addition to the regular scheduled market on March 10, and organizers are keen for additional stallholders to be involved.
To ensure the markets run smoothly, would all interested stallholders ensure that they have fulfilled Esperance Shire Council requirements (stallholder registration forms available on council website) and health regulations.