It's Out-the-Back Market time again. Only its second market in Tecoma, I hope you'll all come out in droves to support this fledgling market and give it some 'lift off'. This market has great potential to be the heart and soul of the community, where local and small businesses can thrive. Who better to support than our local traders! The more support the market has, the more the market attracts stall holders, who want to be there to share their wares, and make a living. The more stall holders there are, the more people it will attract as a fun and vibrant place, so let's get the cycle happening.
The rewards are great; a vibrant community gathering, with local and small businesses getting a fair go. This direct-to-consumer from maker market is on this coming Saturday, 18 April 2015, from 9am to 2pm, behind the shops at the corner of Sandells Road and Burwood Highway, and across from the Op Shop's Sandells road entry.
Join the Out-the-Back Market's Event Page and keep posted with updates. As a collaboration between Indie Market Place and Tecoma Traders Association, you cannot get two more passionate, community-minded, hard-working people than Eva, the Indie Market Organiser and Karen, President of The Tecoma Traders Association. CLICK HERE to read the article on the Ranges Trader. This market is part of a bigger plan to make sure Tecoma is no longer the town that people drive past to get to Upwey or Belgrave, but one where people stop to attend attractions, such this monthly market of local traders and produce, as well as shop and gourmandise.
Bring the children, as face painter Tabitha Brown is going to be there for the day. The the brave and the young-at-heart can also have their faces painted and feel like a princess or a superhero for the day. Below are some of the stallholders, so please come and check them out.
Bubidi Boo will be there with her beautiful wares and accessories for the young 'uns.
Freya's Fancies will be showcasing her OOAK (one-of-a-kind) cupcake, cake and afternoon tea stands, made from up-cycled vintage crockery.
Mrs B's British Bakery is a stall you just cannot walk past. Everything is delicious at this stall, with British traditional cakes, biscuits and more.
Leanne's Custom Pots. What's better than giving someone a bunch of flowers? Presenting them with a living gift that'll remind them of you year round.
Ruby Dragon creates handmade, one-of-a-kind jewellery and accessories.
Jesse's Girl may be a first-timer at this market, but her handmade dresses (1970's pinnies) sizes 0-3, will be sure to grab you. When the babies grow taller, it can still be worn as a top. Check out her rompers and harem pants too, all handmade with love.
Stitches 4 Bell & Ben, another newbie at the market, whose items are all handmade with love as well, just like all the other traders at this market. There's so much love going around, come and get some. There's more than just handmade kid's stuff at this stall, as you can see from their Facebook page.
Soy Poured by Hand, also venturing into the Tecoma markets for the first time, has some Mother's Day-specific, 100% natural candles amongst others, so check it out.
Just Button It, yet another virgin to this market, has button badges of various sizes, keyrings and fridge magnets that also can be custom designed.
Rockabilly Kitchen, the home of old fashioned taste, style and fun. Let them wow you with yummy brownies, cookies, and slices. They also have hand cream, lip balm and super cool clothing.
Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute from Belgrave will be there selling books and artwork from their students, and crafts made in Tibet and India, to raise money to support the Institute so they can continue their teachings of Buddhism.
Mr Duk needs no introduction. His pies, tarts, and dim sims are renown for their deliciousness. His line of pork and duck, and much more, is something your palate needs to experience in this lifetime. Even cold, his pastry is still amazing.
So there you have it, folks. A market not just waiting for community support to breathe life into it, but one that is filled with lovely stallholders who are a delight to interact with. They are the brave, with lovingly handmade wares to share, stepping up for the good of the community. Feel free to share this article around on your Facebook pages and to friends in neighbouring suburbs. Have a lovely day at the markets. See you there!
Why? A fledgling market with lovely wares to share. Good food, great stall holders, handmade, local traders, and face painting for the kids. Your support to get this market off the ground would be greatly appreciated.