Cambridge Markets EQ opening on Fridays from 13 March

Farmers markets have been running at the Entertainment Quarter for over 15 years. The current Cambridge Markets EQ have historically operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays and from Friday, 13 March they will add another day of trading – every Friday.

Run by Cambridge Markets Sydney, this weekly event will offer a selection of high quality stalls including farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, organics, delicious produce, gourmet hot food from around the world, and a curated selection of homewares, fashion and children’s goods.

Market curator Rebecca Fox says the new day of trade has opened in response to increased traffic at the Entertainment Quarter (next to Fox Studios) and greater consumer awareness of the need to make smarter shopping choices. “We have noticed especially since last year’s drought and bushfires that people are talking to us more about their fears and concerns for the environment,” Fox says.

“They have suddenly become aware that climate change is a reality, not a myth, and that they want to do something about it. “Many people have realised that one practical solution they can do is to shop local, to buy from actual farmers and to support small retailers who make the
things they bring to the market. They don’t necessarily want to buy from retailers who import from mass-produce carbon-emitting factories overseas. That way of shopping is not sustainable for the planet and people are trying to change their shopping habits.”

Fox said apart from the ecological aspects of shopping at a market, heading to Cambridge Markets is a convivial, fun way of shopping in the open air, in a friendly environment where shoppers get to chat to their retailers and try new and
interesting things.
“We have always been about trying to bring new and unique goods to shoppers and this will be part of what we do at the new Friday market,” she says.

Shoppers can expect to eat well, drink great coffee, try foods from around the world and leave with a basketful of goods after a day at the market. Around 40 stalls have signed up for the first market on Friday March 13.

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