Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Published March 26th 2014
Arty, Crafty, Eats, Treats and Music
After a break of a while and a change of management the Guildford Markets is back - bigger and better than ever.
With the return of all the regulars and many newcomers, the Guildford Town Hall comes to life with over fifty stalls every third Sunday of the month.
Patrons are greeted with a vast and unique array of handmade wares from stunning metal sculpture to garden ornaments, beautifully crafted wood products, cushions and children's toys to handmade vintage clothes and individually designed jewellery.
Corrugated Iron Sculpture Work at Guildford Markets (Photo by B Facer)
With cards, origami gift boxes, children's wear, soy candles to jams, chilli preserves and books written by a local children's author and so much more, there is something to tempt and inspire all.
Miss Kerstin's Cheeful Stall at Guildford Markets (Photo by B Facer)
Live music throughout the day adds to the vibrant atmosphere and offers the opportunity to showcased some of the local up and coming talent.
Live music at Guildford Markets (Photo by B Facer)
Guildford needs a Fresh Produce Market and the committee is working hard to bring this to the town.
March 16 saw the market's first fruit and veggie stall, products made from figs and figs for sale both from local growers along with a new cake stall with all the old favourites including cupcakes, muffins both savoury and sweet.
If you are a local grower or producer of food produce/products and would like to become part of the Guildford Fresh Produce Market be one of the first to sign up.
In April the Market Cafe will open with a tasty and varied range of food. The cafe will be run by the Guildford Primary School P&C with the assistance of the WA representative for the Jamie Oliver, Food in Schools Program
The Guildford Market takes place on the third Sunday of each month from 9am – 3pm.
Applications for stall holders with quality, hand-crafted, produced products and for Buskers Corner are available by contacting Bromwyn either at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0449 615 059.
Wood turning on display and sale at Guildford Markets (Photo by B Facer)