MEDIA RELEASE – 9 December 2009

 The Capital Region Farmers Market will host a special Twilight Market so that visitors can stock-up on the best and freshest regional food just in time for Christmas. The Twilight Market will be held onsite at the Capital Region Farmers Market, Exhibition Park, at the special time of Wednesday 23 December, the day before Christmas Eve, from 4 – 7pm.

“The lead up to Christmas at the Market will be absolutely fantastic. The new Twilight Market will be a great way for visitors to buy fresh food for Christmas Day and the holidays, and just enjoy the festive spirit of this time of year,” said Farmers Market spokesperson, Tony Howard.

“There will be a great range of fresh veggies and a spectacular array of the region’s best seasonal fruits and berries. Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, stonefruit…and the list goes on,” he said.

The Market will operate as normal for the next two Saturdays, 12 and 19 December, with the addition of the Twilight Market on 23 December. It will be closed on Boxing Day, 26 December, and again on January 2 and 9, the latter due to Summernats.

“2009 has been an incredible year for the market and we have seen many successes. We would like to thank all our patrons and wish them a very Happy Christmas and New Year. We look forward to another busy year in 2010 and to the market’s return on January 16,” he concluded.

The Capital Region Farmers Market in Canberra is a genuine farmers market with over 100 stalls offering a diverse range of fresh food and agricultural produce straight from the producer to the customer. It is held every Saturday morning at Exhibition Park from 8 am to 11 am.

All funds generated from the Market are fed back into regional communities and other projects chosen by the Rotary Club of Hall which founded the Market in 2004.

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