The Food Connect Foundation proudly invites the Brisbane community to buy really local at a series of Twilight Hub Markets this year.
Featuring featuring our incredible food makers operating out of our Community Kitchen as well as other local and talented sellers, with food, gifts and music, the first Twilight Hub Market will be held on the evening of Thursday, 2 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 visitors beautiful Christmas gifts at Food Connect’s warehouse in Salisbury.
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.
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