Canberra’s newest farmers’ market to open at Haig Park

Michael Weaver 2 February 2021 63
Rosie and Alex on the site of the Haig Park Village Markets at Braddon

Rosie Green and Alex Webb on the site of the Haig Park Village Markets at Braddon. Photo: Supplied.

Canberra’s vibrant market scene will have another farmers’ market for those seeking to support local producers when the Haig Park Village Market opens in Braddon for the first time on Sunday, 7 February.

The market will support local and regional producers while encouraging visitors to stay and enjoy the surroundings. Local live music and places to relax will also allow locals to connect for workshops and other community initiatives.

Market director Rosie Green said more than 40 stallholders have already been secured, while the market will be an evolving collaboration of farmers, bakers, artisans and talented people seeking to share their specialties.

“We are working to create a lively community hub and want to ensure the Haig Park Village Market is not only a great place to get fresh produce for the week, but a place where people can spend the day, connect with each other, our stallholders, and learn about the food they eat,” Rosie said.

“Braddon is the perfect place to create this market and we are excited to have the support of the ACT Government to deliver these markets in the beautiful Haig Park.”

Haig Park market

The ACT Government has wanted to increase use of the park (Artist’s impression). Image: Supplied.

The market at Haig Park follows an almost $1 million project that trialled a range of improvements and events in Haig Park for more permanent changes to revitalise the little-used green space in the inner north.

Many stallholders are from other markets at EPIC and the Southside Farmers’ Market, while a number of new stallholders are taking the opportunity to sell their produce in the inner north of Canberra.

The market will be held every Sunday (from 7 February) rain, hail or shine, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Fellow market director Alexandra Webb said she and her good friend Rosie are proud Canberrans who have long wanted to set up a market in Canberra’s inner north.

“Markets are not just about selling produce and craft, they are a community within a community – a place to come together, get to know one another and celebrate everything that is local,” Alex said.

“There will be live music, delicious food and places to relax at the market which will eventually also include a host of community initiatives such as workshops, discussions, and activities to provide a way for locals to connect.

“While the market is still in the development phase, there is substantial initial interest from stallholders, indicating that it will grow quickly.”

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People can expect to find an array of fresh produce such as eggs, artisan bread, flowers and food items from local producers. There will also be handmade soaps, cosmetics and a contingent of crafts.

Dogs are also welcome as Haig Park is generally is a great place to walk the dog. Just make sure you bring some water and keep them on a lead.

Working together with regional growers and local business, the markets will create a lively and community-driven market that seeks to become a destination for locals and visitors alike,” said Alex.

New stallholders are encouraged to contact Rosie and Alex through the Haig Park Village Markets website for more information.

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63 Responses to Canberra’s newest farmers’ market to open at Haig Park
Elizabeth Duggan Elizabeth Duggan 3:10 am 07 Feb 21

Nice to browse around

Izzy Duggan Izzy Duggan 12:55 am 06 Feb 21

Sharon Duggan i am sure u will be there😎

Hayley Marie Hayley Marie 11:07 pm 05 Feb 21

Caitlin Jane do we need to leave?

Vinhara Goonesekera Vinhara Goonesekera 7:49 pm 05 Feb 21

Bryher McKeown

Susan Brown Susan Brown 3:22 pm 05 Feb 21

Eleanor Jacqui we simply must go

Barbara Hade Barbara Hade 11:33 am 05 Feb 21

Cara Hade

Marcia Suviste Marcia Suviste 8:19 am 05 Feb 21

Jenn Suviste you going??

Mellissa Ellis Mellissa Ellis 9:13 pm 04 Feb 21

Tammy Hudson u home this weekend??

    Mellissa Ellis Mellissa Ellis 2:58 pm 05 Feb 21

    Tammy Hudson what u think wanna go to these markets and have lunch just us.

    Tammy Hudson Tammy Hudson 4:05 pm 05 Feb 21

    Mellissa Ellis sounds lovely hun!! Ring me tonight if I forget to ring you xx

    Mellissa Ellis Mellissa Ellis 1:21 am 06 Feb 21

    Tammy Hudson i forgot to call u sorry hun. If its not raining wanna go bout 10ish. Do you want to drive to mine and I can drive from Here??

Mhera Culous Mhera Culous 8:06 pm 04 Feb 21

Amye Carroll-Scott!!! More foooood!!!!

Lauren Barratt Lauren Barratt 9:59 am 04 Feb 21

Lewis Meeny sunday?!

Nicole Tan Nicole Tan 9:42 am 04 Feb 21

Iga Morzyńska it's ready!!!

Shabs Rastar Shabs Rastar 7:09 am 04 Feb 21

Arielle Tapper shall we??

Danielle Hatch Danielle Hatch 9:13 pm 03 Feb 21

Lorena Martinovic let’s go! ☺️

Colin Vivian Colin Vivian 2:55 pm 03 Feb 21

I can’t believe the ACT Government has spent $1 million on “improvements” in Haig Park. How much does it cost to make a few logs into a temporary playground? What on earth are permanent improvements going to cost? Planting a few trees before they chop down old ones would be a master stroke in planning for these clowns.

    Thalita Franco Thalita Franco 7:18 pm 03 Feb 21

    Colin Vivian I think the tricky bit with Haig Park is that the trees are heritage listed. Nothing can be taken down and nothing can stay permanently on ground.

    Colin Vivian Colin Vivian 7:28 pm 03 Feb 21

    Thalita Franco they’ve only got to declare the tree dangerous and can chop it down. A bit of forethought and planning to plant for renewal would mean that great holes aren’t left.

Carlee-Anne Gerolemou Carlee-Anne Gerolemou 10:18 am 03 Feb 21

Thomas hopefully our favourite stalls don’t leave 😭

Jessicah Mullins Jessicah Mullins 10:33 pm 02 Feb 21

8am-2pm EVERY Sunday. It’s a residential area, too bad if locals wanted to use the park....

    Bob Jones Bob Jones 6:33 pm 05 Feb 21

    Jessicah Mullins cause it is always soooo packed with locals.

    Jessicah Mullins Jessicah Mullins 7:03 pm 05 Feb 21

    Bob Jones yes. Locals use the space.

    Bob Jones Bob Jones 7:18 pm 05 Feb 21

    Jessicah Mullins I'll go call the Waaambulance for those 3 people.

Dusanka Stankovic Dusanka Stankovic 9:32 pm 02 Feb 21

Dijanna Ratajkoski when you move back x

Courtney Guy Courtney Guy 7:54 pm 02 Feb 21

Sarah Berry want to go?

Eilidh Donaldson Eilidh Donaldson 7:16 pm 02 Feb 21

Steve Ford right up your alley

Erin Flanagan Erin Flanagan 6:38 pm 02 Feb 21

Jenna Smith Barney Bear better than they bay?

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