WHAT an exciting Hastings Farmers’ Market it will be on Saturday October 26.

There will be sheep being shorn by local mobile sheep shearer Gary Annett and their fleeces spun into wool.

Sandra Ollinkoski from Jusmine Goat Stud will let you pet some of her gorgeous baby goats and she’ll show you how to make goat’s cheese.

Shakara Park Alpacas will bring some of their babies and the Sidlers will bring some ducklings.

Neil Coombes from the Hastings Poultry Club will demonstrate how to get your chickens ready for competitions and his brother Colin will be at his regular stall selling live chickens.

The Hastings Farmers’ Market is the original Farmers’ Market where, for nearly 12 years, the best and freshest local produce and hand-made product is being sold direct to the public.

“I try to connect the market with other local community groups and institutions” says market coordinator Elly Franchimont.

“This month catering students from Port Macquarie TAFE will sell their own Zucchini Slices, Chocolate Brownies and Anzac Biscuit.

You will find fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and salad greens, lovely large eggs and juicy home-grown pork, beef and buffalo meat for sale.

The market is on rain or shine.


You will find locally grown macadamias, olives and their value added products, hand-made chocolates to die for, the best coffee, a new tea & scones stall and the most delicious cheeses and condiments. There are also beautiful hand-made candles, skin care and alternative health products, plants, flowers, local honey, a variety of hand-made gifts and a new stall selling home-made dog food.

The Hastings Farmers’ Market is held at the Wauchope Showground on the fourth Saturday of each month from 8 am to 12 noon.

Petting zoo: a variety of farm animals will feature at the market this month.

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.

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