The Mooloolaba Collective Markets are exceptional, showcasing very high quality wares from local up-and-coming designers, new small businesses, fashion, lifestyle and gourmet food. The line-up of stalls has been very carefully selected providing a modern and relaxed approach to outdoor shopping whilst supporting the local community.
Good Food Fellas, Drinks and Snacks, Gourmet Calamari - Images: Elaine de Wet
The Sunday that we visited I was awestruck by the amount of people visiting the Collective Markets, but once having done a walk and browse around myself, can fully understand the desire to be part and parcel of this fabulous Market. The Market and it's stallholders are truly bursting with energy, friendliness and a genuine wish to include you in friendly chatter.
The diversity of stalls was amazing, here are a few samplers:-
Playfair Kids - whose story is 'to be kind to the earth and fair to its people. What better sentiment could we teach our children? This is at the core of everything we do here at Playfair Kids. We have hand picked this selection of high quality ethically sourced children's pieces from around the world. Our focus is on products that are hand made, fair trade and eco-friendly. The pieces we collect are made from sustainable, recycled and organic materials';
Bambooy Designs - offering organic clothing consisting of bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, modal and also cotton and rayon. Womens' clothing for all shapes and sizes;
Swine and Dine - with delectable treats like Asian Pork Roll, Pork and Apple Roll and even a Bacon and Egg Benedict Muffin (perfect for breakfast).
Plus all the food stalls, food trucks, various sunny weather drinks i.e. Iced Teas and even an on-site hairdresser with the quaintest name - The Fox & Dandelion Hair Bar.
The Mooloolaba Collective Markets at the Mooloolaba State Primary School are fast becoming renowned for the place to be seen - if you're interested in having your own stall, please contact email@example.com or download a form here.
The most exciting news of all - there will be two Collective Markets for the month of April - 9 April and 23 April, from 8.30am to 1.00pm - and I'll definitely see you there!