DURING the peak of the pandemic in 2020, the team behind the successful Hobart Twilight Market at Long Beach Sandy Bay and the Brooke St Pier took the courageous leap and started the Tasmanian Produce Market.
Operations Coordinator Lily Fraser said the timing seemed right with a global pandemic and a push by the community to support local businesses, the Tasmanian Produce Market offered a platform for small family businesses to connect with community.
“The market is now establishing itself at Kangaroo Bay on Hobart’s eastern shore, and welcomes regulars, along with a small but growing number of tourists,” she said.
The market operates every Saturday between 9am and 1pm at 20 Kangaroo Bay Drive, Rosny.
After eight market seasons at Long Beach and the establishment of the Brooke St Pier Market in 2017, the team behind this community-driven venture provide visitors with an authentic experience; give the community a central space to connect; and act as a springboard for the wonderfully diverse, creative and independent businesses that operate in Tasmania.
The Brooke Street Pier Market runs year-round with a market on the last Friday of every month. The Long Beach Market will return for its ninth consecutive year on the first Friday of October.
“It’s been a wild ride over the last two years dealing with all the extra requirements as a result of the pandemic, but the credit goes to the market team, stallholders, and the community for continuing to support us,” Operations Manager Justin Davies said.
“Our sponsors Harcourts Hobart, Triple M Hobart and TasPorts have stuck with us, which we are forever grateful for!”