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A Personal Thank You to Market Organisers.


Have you thought about what goes behind the scenes in organising a market?  It takes time, lots of time, dedication, tears, passion, strength to organise a market and we asked a few of our fans from Markets and Community to write about their appreciation to their Market Organisers.

The Dazzling Boutique Market

Just like to share my experience as a stallholder at The Dazzling Boutique Market.
I am from Her Macarons and a regular stall holder at Dazzling.  Sarah the organiser is very lovely and helpful, that she always goes all out in supporting us by heaps of advertising (that i know will cost her a lot of money) and constantly promoting our business page in facebook.  The market is every second month but she is always sharing our sales/promotions ALL the time.
One more thing, her market gave us a lot of exposure to customers not only to buy on the spot but to become our regulars.
Oh and I was surprised that I received an invitation from Better Homes and Garden (TV show) to attend their expo and said they found me from the Dazzling Boutique Market.

Sherelyn
Her Macarons

Salt Water Market

I would like to give a huge thumbs up to Susan and Kylie who run “Salt Water Market” at Swansea (and now great to see they are branching out to other venues as well), I was a stall holder for a community potters group for around 6 months, unfortunately had to give it up due to work and transport logistics.  They were so supportive, lovely caring ladies and their Facebook marketing is better than any other market I have seen.  Big thumbs up from me!!
Caroline Bohlsen

Simply Boutique Market

I would like to thank Nicole Joy from Simply Boutique Market in Werribee VIC.  Nicole volunteers long hours so the market runs smoothly, with little or no thanks for the stallholders.  I have just started helping her out and also volunteering one day a week of my time.  I would like to formally acknowledge the hard work Nicole puts into the market.  My business is Hani’s Mirror Creations and my name is Geanette. Cheers

Huckleberry Market

Dear Amy of Huckleberry Market.  I have yet to meet another market organiser that is so motivated.  She has made such a loving community within her market, stallholders are all treated as family.  Day and night she lives and breathes HBM and she is the first to help when anything is needed.  The ideas to make Huckleberry grow and been seen to more customers is amazing, always coming up with new marketing concepts.  Her motivation is second to none.  Amy, I hope you know how much respect and love all your stallholders have for you, I am so excited to grow with you and to be part of the upcoming Huckleberry Market Extravangza. Looking forward to an awesome future.  Much love Bek @ Sweet Bubba.

Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market

Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market is the perfect event for advertising a small business.  They communicate effectively and go above and beyond to help you with whatever it is you may need.  Highly recommend this market group for people who know what they want… and even if you don’t know Bianca-Jade Patsalis and her team and more than willing to help!
Laura Ioannou

My name is Mish and our business Ur Baby Trendz has undertaken 2 markets thus far with Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market.

Being first time market stall holders (my 12 year old daughters bright idea) I thought the process would be time consuming, expensive and confusing.  I made my first call to Bianca (who I have dealt with throughout our experience) to enquire about a stall and everything was explained to me step by step in simple terms making the whole process less daunting.  Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market do a lot self promotion which is great and we really saw this in the turn around of attendance. As we are a kids stall we loved that there was also bouncy castles, face painters etc to attract the families. 

On arrival our table was easy to find and set up was a breeze due to the great organisation.  Any questions we had were answered throughout the day as Bianca made a presence at all stalls to see how we were all going.  I really appreciated this as it showed that Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market was not just about making money for themselves, but ensuring their market holders had a great day of selling.

After the first Williamstown market there was no question about booking another stall, and it was even better.  A smaller venue meant less people and less money to be made right? Wrong.  We made even more on sales and saw even more people thanks again to Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market’s promotion.  During this market there was a spare stall next to us that someone hadn’t shown up to and instead of leaving it bare, Bianca invited us to spread our stock out across these tables.  It was perfect as our samples are huge.  There was no extra charge and the market did not have any spare tables making it look amazing and full.

I highly recommend Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market and Bianca’s great organisation. We will be holding stalls at all their markets time permitting.

Mish

Ur Baby Trends

Hi just wanted to say I have been part of Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market twice now and have booked for another I wanted to say it’s the most enjoyable market I have done, the girls Bianca and Stacey both are excellent with their attitude and patience with all stall holders. They go out of their way to make the day as enjoyable as they can for stall holders and consumers no problem is too big or small they welcome feedback chat with the stall holders always checking to see if things are going ok I would highly recommend them and their market any day over some that I have been to. regards Deborah I am a Sales Leader with Avon and I do Breast cancer stands at markets deborah henshall, henshall_deborah@hotmail.com

Macarthur Indoor Community Market

Naomi from Macarthur Indoor Community Market is a fantastic organiser, lovely person and really cares about her stallholders.  I love seeing an organiser walking around, talking to everyone & introducing herself.  Plus on the HOT days, she hands out bottles of cold water.  Little things make a big difference!

Nicole Day
Naomi from Macarthur Community Indoor Markets – she is organized, always keen to market and advertise in new ways and appreciates stallholders input to making every market day a success! Plus everything Nicole said!
Alex Hawkins
So many of them!!! Virtually all the market organizers that we have contacted are all professional and caring.  From The Dazzling Boutique Markets, Macarthur Community Indoor Markets, Western Sydney Up Markets, Castle Hill Mixed Market and Laurelbank Market, to other event organisers.  They all try to do their best and we think they all deserve a special thank you!!
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Twilight Markets in Victoria, Friday, 15th November 2013


Markets and Community would like to invite you to support your local community by visiting one of the twilight markets listed below.

Tonight, Friday 15th November 2013 brings about a huge range of twilight markets across the suburbs of Melbourne.

Here is a list of markets near you.

Bangholme

Cornish College Twilight Market

Time: 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Address: 65 Riverend Road, Bangholme.

Burning Soy – Handmade Candle  will be there.

Box Hill South

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The Vic Marketeer have a twilight market

Time: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Address: Scout Hall, Cnr Station St, Riversdale Road, Box Hill South

Mentone

Mentone Primary School Twilight School Fete

Time: 3.30pm to 8:00pm.

Address: 6 Childers Street, Mentone

#mentonepsfete http://www.mentonepsfete.info

Narre Warren North

Narre Warren North Kindergarten Market Night

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Address: Winters Lane, Narre Warren North

Made for you by shelley will be there.

Pakenham

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Pakenham Springs Primary School Market Night

Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Address: Livingston Boulevard, Pakenham

Sweet Bubba, Filia’s Jewellery, Little Pookies, Bessie’s Boutique, bubidiboo,
Lu-Lu’s Designs, brodiecosmetics, Tillys Cup Mobile Coffee Van,

Park Orchards

Park Orchards Primary Twilight Market

Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Address: Bowmore Avenue, Park Orchards

This little piggy baby boutique,  Treasures for Treasures, Expressions Of Nature, Mach’s-Mall Accessories,

will be there.

Werribee

Twilight Street Market, Watton Street, Werribee

Time: 3:00pm-dusk.

Address: Wedge Street Piazza, Werribee

Jaded Rose Designs will be there

Wonga Park

Wonga Park Primary School Twilight Market

Time:  6.30pm – 9.30pm

Address: Dudley Road, Wonga Park

Warratahstree and Made Locally will be there.

 

Huckleberry Market


Huckleberry Market

Market Tour on Sunday, 26th May 2013.

I have finally had the chance to visit Huckleberry Market held at Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham an outer South Eastern suburb in Melbourne, that has a growing population of young families which is the perfect target market for this baby and children’s market.

Huckleberry Market was started by Amy with support and push from her friends and family to run the market which moves between Mornington, Pakenham and next stop Moonee Ponds.

The market is a babies and children’s market with both handmade and boutique style items.  I knew a fair few friends would be at the market and I had been promising Amy that I will make it as part of our market tours.

First stop was Gardening 4 Kids with a stall full of gardening tools for children from first gardening, flower or herb kits, gloves, tools, wheelbarrows etc.  They have just started a fundraising unit where schools, kinders, playgroups can use as a fundraiser.

My second stop was Ash from Nest Accessories, what a beautiful lady she is, I have been trying to catch up with Ash at markets for awhile as she is a loyal follower of Markets and Community and also because I love her products, they are simply gorgeous and looks like I will be placing an order for a custom made fire engine clock for my little man’s 4th birthday.  You will find unique gifts such as wooden mobiles and clocks (see below), gorgeous canvases that are personalised.  I have simply fallen in love with these products.

Nest Accessories

Another one of our friends from facebook is Dot and Spence who have custom made finger puppets, along with a huge ranges of handmade goodies.  The finger puppets can be designed especially for the kids with different characters dressed in different clothing for example a mum, dad, brothers, sisters etc.  Perfect for children ages 4 and up who love imaginary play.

One of the main reasons I came to Huckleberry Market was to catch up with Bek from Sweet Bubba.  She sells a range of Eco, Organic and Handmade products including Baby Amber Teething Bracelets and Necklaces.  Bek is the Victorian admin of Markets and Community’s facebook page and is a valuable member of our team so it was nice to see her own business at work at the markets.  Check out Sweet Bubba’s products online.

Sweet Bubba

Also a quick mention to another talented stallholder, Bobishi with her baby clothes and accessories, I placed an order for one of the gorgeous tutus which is made from the softest fabric making it easier for it to be worn all the time.

BobishiBobishi’s Tutu

Finally as always I have to buy yummy cupcakes for the kids, I ended up purchasing a delicious array of mix from Amaesing Cakes..Yummy is all I can say.

Main Street Market Mornington


Main Street Market Mornington

Visited 10th April 2013 for their 30th Birthday Celebrations.

A market running weekly for 30 years is something that you have to be proud of, especially a market that runs alongside retail traders on a main street.

That is precisely what Main Street Market Mornington has been doing, last Wednesday they celebrated their big 30, with over 300 traders from stallholders, retailers to cafe’s and banks, this was a busy street.

Main Street Mornington Market

As with all my market tours, I end up meeting some inspirational and fascinating people and they all have a unique story to tell.  Sally from Sally’s Soaps Shoppe with her variety of soaps is big believer on manufacturing palm oil free products and also educating the public on how palm oil is disguised aswell as how the manufacture of it is impacting the environment.

Olie Bollen selling delicious dutch doughnuts hot off the pan (you have to eat them hot, that’s when it tastes the best), a young entrepreneur, studying, running his business and doing the markets.

Indian Belly with their takeaway curries and snacks, perfect for weeknight dinners and so many happy stallholders.

I also met a gorgeous woman Sarah from Toadstools & Tails, her lovely organic cotton blankets caught my eye straightaway and they are just so beautifully embroidered that I fell in love with her products.  I ended up inviting Sarah to a networking night that we were running in April and she attended and met other businesses and got some information to help establish her business more.  I highly recommend stopping by her stall because this is the perfect gift for a newborn baby.  I personally used organic wraps to swaddle my babies so this is certainly my recommendation.

Toadstool and Tails

Toadstool & Tails Organic Cotton Blankets

The market will definitely be running for the next 30 years and we are so glad that we visited and celebrated their 30th birthday.

Going to Main Street  Market Mornington is so easy especially with using the Peninsula Link, so if you get a day off on a Wednesday head on over and enjoy a leisurely morning/afternoon at this market.

During the long weekend in June for Queen’s Birthday, Mornington will be coming alive with Jazz, Music, Art and Heritage, so this is the perfect excuse to visit the market aswell as share in the celebrations of the Mornington Winter Jazz Festival.

Mornington Jazz Festival