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If you have any questions about this process please call John Smith - Market Chairman Mobile: 0408 692 929
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SATURDAY MARKETS
WHAT IS IT?
A Foodies, Farmers, Crafts and Families market is held in the central business district of Wagga Wagga in the beautiful Civic gardens. Emphasis is on quality goods, produce and crafts.
Location, location, location – in Civic gardens in front of the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre surrounding the Wollundry Lagoon, incorporating Morrow Street under the Plane trees, with high visibility from Tarcutta and Baylis streets.
The second Saturday every month of the year from 8am---1pm (set up from 7am).
During the winter months (EST) the time will change to 9am-1pm (set up from 8am)
• To bring fresh, quality produce direct from farm / factory to customer.
• To encourage restaurateurs to showcase their venues and regional produce
• To encourage Makers, stitchers, knitters, steel artists, paint artists etc
• To bring new and old talent entertainment by buskers and performers
• To create a highly visible, colourful regional event with economic, social and cultural benefits.
WHO RUNS IT?
The original Wagga Wagga Farmers Market was established by a group of local producers with the support of Wagga Wagga City Council, Wollundry Rotary Club and the NSW Department of State & Regional Development. It has been at this site since 2001. The Rotary club of Wollundry Wagga Wagga also runs the very successful Beers and Gears Festival, the long weekend in October and the Wagga Food and Wine Festival in late March. All funds raised by Wollundry Rotary from the market and festivals go to a myriad of local and International charity organisations.
Here is few from last year.
Wagga Women’s Health, Shelter Box Australia, Nepal Appeal, CSU Foundation, Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga, St Vincent de Paul, Rotary International Foundation, Polio Plus, Wagga Rescue Squad, Noosawun Kouykai School Thailand, National Science Forum, RYPEN, Sunflower House, Ashmont Churches Caring for Children, Wagga Base Hospital Auxiliary, Riverina Blue Bell, Riverina School of Strings, Seniors Week and the Wagga Wagga Eisteddfod.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Stall holder applications for stalls at the market are available by contacting the contacts below. Applications from stallholders are received and will be placed in categories and products.
WHAT DO I GET?
Each stall holder will receive a 3m x 3m covered mini-marquee with trestles, tables, table cloth and side walls (as required) Space will be organised beyond the marquee, depending on individual requirements.
• the price is $55 which is to be paid on the day.
There are limited powered sites available at the extra cost of $10 per site per market. You
need to nominate if you need 1 phase or 3 phase power. Stallholders need to provide their
own power cords. All power cords need to have a current “Tested tag”. Defective power cords will not be connected for safety reasons. Power for refrigerated trucks is limited and each applicant should note any requirements on their application. We will contact you to discuss what can be done. Water will be available, but you will need your own container or hose. Access to mains tap water may be available to some sites. Toilets and amenities will be available on the north side of the Civic Theatre.
SOME SIMPLE RULES
• Sites cannot be transferred or sublet.
• The market will generally operate “hail, rain or shine” – but for safety reasons may be cancelled at any time.
• Charges may apply for a “No show”.
• There will be a designated member of Wollundry Rotary “in charge” on each market day, who is responsible for the operation of the market. This person’s instructions are to be followed.
• Stall holders are to provide table cloths to prevent soiling and reduce damage to the table skirts.
WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS
• No cars are to be parked on the stallholder’s site or in Burns Way. Cars are to be parked in the carparks after unloading. (This is a WWCC consent condition)
• All stallholders are to adhere to the OH&S induction instructions. This is for the safety of everyone. All stall holders are to maintain a current Public & Products Liability Insurance policy whilst trading at the market. Request a “Certificate of Currency” for the policies above from your Insurer, and keep this with you at every market day. The Wollundry Rotary Club has a master Public Liability policy for the markets it runs and is required to insure all stallholders if they cannot provide evidence of a current $20M Public Liability policy cover for themselves. This will incur an extra cost of $5.00 which will be collected on the market day. Product Liability insurance is the responsibility of each stallholder.
• Each stallholder is to clean up the area and remove their own rubbish from the market site.
We see the market succeeding through rigorous maintenance of quality of product and presentation.
• 80% of produce sold should be your own. Re-sellers excluded, however representatives of recognised food groups will be considered.
• The Seller must have excellent knowledge of product being sold.
• Limit of three stall holders per product type.
• Where all else is equal, preference will be given to local region producers, and those prepared to make an “advanced booking.”
• Optimum quality and presentation – subject to judgement of the market committee.
• Food prepared for sale must comply with the Food Act 2003 and Food Standards. The guide “Food Handling Guidelines for Temporary Events” has been developed to address these issues. Individual food stalls are required to complete and submit an “Application for Food Stall at Temporary & Special Event” with Wagga Wagga City Council. The stallholder must receive approval to operate prior to commencing trade.
For more detailed information contact Wagga Wagga City Council Environmental Health Officers on 1300 292 442.
MAKERS, MOULDERS, TEXTILERS AND FABRICATOR GUIDELINES
Quality, Quality, Quality is the name of the game. We encourage only well presented, suitably priced and up market goods for sale.
BUSKERS AND ENTERTAINERS
We are looking to entertain at a reasonable volume, so acoustic sound is encouraged and amps at a low setting please.