The search is on for stallholders who want to be involved in this year’s reinvention of the traditional Conargo Mother’s Day Market.
After reading in the Pastoral Times the famed event was cancelled this year due to volunteer fatigue, the Naponda Hospital Auxiliary jumped into action.
It will host a version of the market in the Deniliquin Waring Gardens on Mother’s Day, May 13.
‘‘The move to take on the market was a simple one,’’ said Naponda Farmers’ Market coordinator Pam Ellerman.
‘‘The Conargo Mother’s Day Market fits perfectly with our existing activities on Mother’s Day.
‘‘Normally we would run our regular monthly Farmer’s Market the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
‘‘Now, excitingly, in 2018 we will merge our Farmer’s Market and the Conargo Mother’s Day market together to truly showcase homemade and home grown goodies.’’
The event will be renamed the Naponda Mother’s Day Fair and will be held in the Deniliquin Waring Gardens.
You can expect to find the delights of the season, coffee to warm you up and the traditional egg and bacon rolls which are a ‘must eat’ of the monthly farmer’s market.
Some of the Conargo Mother’s Day stall favourites have already signed on for the new-look event, including Yarrow Park Olive Oil, the Papered Tree and fresh cut native flowers.
Previous Conargo Mother’s Day Market organiser Hayley Purbrick said Naponda’s offer to take on the Mother’s Day market legacy was a great result.
‘‘The Conargo Hall Committee is overjoyed the market will continue into the future,’’ she said.
‘‘The farmer’s market focuses on showcasing local, premium home grown produce which aligns beautifully with the former Conargo Mother’s Day Market home grown and made mantra.
‘‘The new location means the market will also be very accessible for locals to attend which we also see as a plus. And there will be live music and entertainment as in previous years.
‘‘It is with excitement the Conargo Mother’s Day Market continues.’’
Anyone wishing to host a stall at the market can contact Mrs Ellerman for more information by email, at [email protected]