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February 25, 2021

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Mizuki, Toji and Yuko enjoying the relaxed vibe of the Mullum Market.

Story & photo Melissa Butters

As the day nears when we are reminded to celebrate love, we think about what’s important and what we truly value. Often it’s the simple things in life that matter most.

Nurturing those close to us – and ourselves – through quality time, shared food, music and laughter, can make a world of difference in our busy day-to-day lives.

Every week at the New Brighton and Mullumbimby Farmers Markets, talented musicians grace the stages, welcoming the community as their sounds play out through the stalls. It’s a great place to spend precious moments with your nearest and dearest.

If you’re looking for gorgeous gifts, Jumping Red Ant, Byron Bay Blue Lotus, Wiccawood, Picone Exotics and Glenyce Crighton have a range of beautiful fresh flowers; from ginger torches, to roses and lillies to edible bouquets.

They do say that the way to the heart is through the stomach. In true market style, you could cook your loved one a delicious meal made from fresh, seasonal produce and know that you’re using nutrient-rich ingredients. It’s also the perfect way to support your community and share the love by buying local.

If you love a quick shuck, you can slurp down a few fresh oysters, known for their powers of arousal! Or are you looking to sweetly woo? Pure Melt have you covered with organic, guilt-free chocolate hearts made from only good things. Or who wouldn’t be seduced by the decadent delight of a warm brownie for breakfast? If your lover does indeed have a sweet tooth, and their cravings are still left unsatisfied by chocolates and brownies, maybe you could drizzle yourself in raw, enzyme-rich goodness from The Honey Wagon? Oh la-la! Talk about love at first bite!

Our passionate stallholders create mouth-watering culinary treats made with produce from the market’s farmers – it’s a magic circle that boosts the local economy, and everyone plays their own special part – including the loyal customers.

So, however you feel like celebrating love, your local markets are a wonderful place to shop, learn, share and grow with your community. You’ll find a world of knowledge, and nothing but good vibes.

The New Brighton Farmers Market is on every Tuesday, from 8am to 11am, and the Mullumbimby Farmers Market, every Friday 7am to 11am.


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