The Food Connect Foundation is proudly hosting a Buy Local Christmas Market, featuring local and talented sellers, along with food, wine and music all in the rustic atmosphere of the Food Connect shed.
WHAT: BUY REALLY LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS!
WHEN: Thursday, 24 November 2016
WHERE: Food Connect, Commerce Street, Salisbury
WHY: Support local businesses, creatives and artisans and build your local community's economic resilience.
COST: FREE to the public, $25 for Stall Holders
To apply for a stall, please fill in the form below.
This Christmas, the Food Connect Foundation urges the Brisbane community to really buy local at their Christmas Market this year.
Featuring food, wine, talks and workshops, the Christmas Market will be held on the evening of 24 November, to give shoppers an ethical alternative to their normal Thursday night Christmas shopping. Over 20 local businesses will demonstrate radical transparency in their labelling and sourcing policies when offering southsiders of Brisbane beautiful Christmas gifts at Food Connect’s Salisbury warehouse.
Many of these businesses make and grow the products they sell in South East Queensland, keeping local farmers and makers in business and local people in jobs. It makes good economic sense too. “By investing your spending dollars with locally-owned businesses, you create four times the economic impact within that local community,” says Chair of the Food Connect Foundation, Robert Pekin. “You hear many people say they support local, but at our Christmas Markets you’ll find out the real difference between what is advertised as local, and what the real alternative looks like. We’re asking shoppers to bring their questions about the origin of products and how they’re made.”
"The beauty of really buying locally," he said, "is that you are contributing to the health and viability of your local community. That means local jobs, local investment, local relationships, and long term resilience."
Farmers, artisan makers and shoppers are encouraged to use the hashtags #buyreallylocalthischristmas, #madebyourlocalartisan and #grownbyourfarmers to help promote their products on social media.