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May 10, 2021

Market keeps Mullumbimby’s history alive

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There’s always a bargain or something special to be found at Mullum Market. Photo Ken Robertson

Mullumbimby’s original community market is more than just a market, it is a way for the local community to come together, sell goods, and listen to great local music. It is also how the gathering of local stories and history is supported as it is a way for the community to raise money to keep the local museum funded.

There are a great range of activities and stalls from local produce including fresh bread and local honey to the mini-record fair that takes place at each monthly market.

‘We’ve got lots of locally designed products, up-cycled and retro stalls, and we currently have space for some more local food producers,’ said Sarah Newsome from the Brunswick Valley Museum.

In fact they have been encouraging local ‘spray free’ food producers to come and sell their produce at the markets and are keen to have more ‘really local food producers’ at the markets.

You can also find plant stalls with natives, fruit trees, exotics, cactus, herbs, and more on offer.

Good vibes

According to many locals this market with one of the best local vibes and has a warm, welcoming all-inclusive experience for everyone.

And of course when you’re there you can check out the museum, Mullumbimby’s original Post Office. It is open throughout every Saturday market ensuring there is plenty to discover. While there are travelling exhibitions and a treasure trove of local history and plenty of ‘old school’ machinery on hand it is important not to be scared off by the work being done on the operating table. In fact it may just make you glad that medicine has advanced after all!

The money that is raised by running the local Mullum Market goes 100 per cent towards keeping the museum open and able to continue to tell the local stories from the area – even down to the making of local snakeskin boots!

‘Once people discover the best kept secret in Mullumbimby they are blown away with what they find,’ said Susan.

Check out the classic local Mullum Market this Saturday from 8am till 2pm and enjoy the fun tunes of local band Broadfoot. Located at the Museum on the corner of Stuart and Myocum Streets. If you are interested in booking a stall spot call 6684 3370.

Mullum Market appeals to all ages. Photo Ken Robertson

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