Buy from the bush at Pretty Pine

By Olivia Duffey

This Sunday’s inaugural Pretty Pine Twilight Market takes the shop local message to a new level, specifically urging people to ‘‘buy from the bush’’.

From 4pm until 9pm, district producers will offer up a range of produce and crafts.

Event organiser Denise Vaughan said the event is specifically aimed at tourists, to showcase what the communities of remote and rural Australia can offer.

She said it’s also another a great opportunity for locals to explore and support the producers in their own backyard.

“Farmers and their partners show how they can make the most of of their skills and available produce in times of drought and water shortage,” she said.

“I thought we could harness that and get those outside of our community to see what we can do as a community and individually.

“Being in the school holidays, I think we can get tourists herebf nfto see what is so unique about the country and its communities.

“But I also hope the local community will also come to support one another.”

Expected to be available at the market is timber furniture, barbed wire sculptures, handmade knives, cushions, candles, art, locally grown and produced wine, olive oil, condiments, garlic, cards and more.

The market will be held in the hotel grounds at Pretty Pine, where there will be catering and live music.

Local producers will not need to pay a fee to include their stall in the market.  For more information or to book a site, call 5882 3564.