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BFM manager Tom Carey getting ready for the shave

Farmers at the Byron Farmers’ Market have been growing more than just great local produce of late. During November, they have also been growing beards and moustaches to help raise money for Movember, a global men’s health initiative.

Last Thursday (24 November), was the last November market so it was time for the mos to go. Frankie, from Blade Barbers in Byron Bay, volunteered her time and barbering skills to shave the beards and moustaches off many of the stallholders who had been on the grow for Movember.

Volunteers from the Bangalow Men’s Shed were also on hand to help collect donations, while Frankie made a clean sweep of the furry-faced farmers at the Shave for the Shed tent.

‘It’s not every day you see a barber setting up in the middle of the farmers’ market, but it was all for a good cause,’ said Tom Carey, manager of Byron Farmers’ Market.

‘We have a great community here who come to the market every week to support our local farmers, so it was our turn to give something back. We raised more than $1,000, which will be equally split between Movember and the Bangalow Men’s Shed, and last month we raised more than $1,100 for the McGrath Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is great.’

Byron Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 8am till 11am in Butler Street Reserve.


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