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Kids strut market stuff

Wairarapa Farmers Market [WFM] is calling all young entrepreneurs, buskers, and baking and cooking wizzes who would like to have their own stall at this weekend’s WFM.

This Saturday is WFM’s ‘Young Markets and Growers Market’ at the Solway Showgrounds, with children selling everything from stickers and jewellery to food, plants, candles, drinks, pillows, and crafts.

WFM secretary Lyn Tankersley told the Times-Age, there are 13 young makers and growers stalls booked in – out of 45 stalls in total – but said the organisation would love to have more children involved with their own stalls.

“These kids are our future stall holders for the farmers’ markets,” Tankersley said.

“We’ve got all sorts of groups who are struggling to get young people into them, and I think nurturing them when they’re young is very important.

“We had a couple of kids a few weeks ago, and they went off with over $100.”

Caleb Cooper is a market regular, selling horse poo for $2 a bag.

Caleb Cooper, a regular young stall owner at the WFM, sells horse poo for $2 per bag and recently received an order for 300 bags. Meanwhile, Gracie and Malia Vergunst, who are also regulars at the WFM, are crowd favourites with their sweet treats and delicious baked goods.

Tankersley said that the usual stalls of locally grown vegetables, fruits, honey, eggs, coffee, and delicious food will also be there to top up everyone’s pantries.

WFM has asked for people attending the market to park on the road and walk in from the Judds Rd entrance, as the carpark will be used for elderly and disabled customers.

To have a Young Markets and Growers stall at this weekend’s WFM, contact: [email protected].

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