Southsiders will be glad to hear there's a new market in town - Love Your Local Markets Hawthorne. Up until now it's been a fair drive or a ferry ride for market addicts in the Bulimba/ Hawthorne to get a market fix. All that's about to change.
Running monthly on the second Sunday of every month between 7am -12pm is a boutique, lifestyle market called Love Your Local Markets Hawthorne. Located at the home of The Morningside Panthers in Hawthorne Oval and designed with families in mind, it will offer fun activities for kids including face painting, bouncy castles as well as sporting activities for older kids. Stay a while sitting under the trees and listen to live music whilst the kids are entertained or play in the park.
There's something for all the family with plenty of coffee and tasty food to tempt you from pizza and German sausages to hand-made dumplings and even a taste of the Middle East.
Stalls range from fresh seasonal produce and baked goods to designer kidswear and fashion. Many of the local shops in nearby Oxford Street are seizing the opportunity to use the market as a clearance outlet to make room for their new season stock so make sure you get there early to snag a bargain.
The markets will be a monthly fixture for the local community to stroll to but with easy access from Hawthorne ferry why not make a day of it if you live further afield?