After calling Butler St Reserve home for the past 17 years, Byron Farmers Market is on the move. From tomorrow (Thursday 11 July), the farmers market will be at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road while Butler St Reserve is closed for construction of the Byron bypass and bus interchange.
You’ll still find all your favourite farmers at the Cav, along with the freshest range of locally grown fruit and vegetables, pasture-raised meat and eggs, artisan cheese and bread, rice, pasta, and more. Plus a few new additions!
‘We are urging everyone to support our local farmers and make the move with us,’ says Byron Farmers Market manager Tom Carey. ‘It’s not a move of our choosing, but we are going to make the most of it. And there are advantages: the Cav is only five minutes from Butler St Reserve and it’s a great spot for people to stop and grab breakfast while they do their grocery shopping on the way into town. The ground surface at the Cav isn’t littered with potholes, and there’s plenty of free parking.’
There’s also a bike track from town for those who normally ride, and the farmers market is providing a free shuttle bus in and out of town to the Cav for those who usually walk. The infamous Byron double-decker Magic Bus will be running round trips every half-hour from 7am each Thursday from the bus stop at the Visitor Centre on Jonson St.
To celebrate the move, the farmers market is introducing a Chill Zone, complete with bean bags and cushions where market-goers can kick back and listen to local live music. Plus there’ll be a Kids’ Space with fairies and good old-fashioned games (think giant wooden noughts & crosses and dominoes). Fun for all, along with the freshest range of local produce direct from our farmers!
Byron Shire Council estimates the construction works affecting Butler St Reserve will take approximately six months.
So we’ll see you back at Butler Street in early 2020.
Byron Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 7am till 11am at the Cavanbah Centre from July 11.