13.8 C
Byron Shire
June 20, 2024

Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

Latest News

Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

A community campaign for a hospital in Murwillumbah led, in 1899, to two committees and a Board of Trustees being formed, and the selection of a 15-acre site. The hospital itself opened in May 1904.

Other News

Relocalising to find the life we all dream of

Everywhere we look we see signs of economic downturn, environmental destruction and social breakdown. It’s easy to wonder how we can ever improve our lives and those of our kids.

Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Max to the Max

As a young man who grew up in the Byron Shire, Max McAuley discovered his talent for dance and performance at an early age. When his parents saw him playing music videos over and over again and copying the choreography, they decided it was time to enrol him in formal dance lessons.

Occupiers of North Lismore buybacks report no eviction past deadline

Supporters of people occupying otherwise empty bought-back houses in North Lismore say Monday passed peacefully without any eviction attempts.

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

Winter cricket for over-45s gets underway with some big hitting

The inaugural Far North Coast over-45s winter cricket league got off to a great start with over 400 runs...

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

A spokesperson for the markets said organisers had a contingency plan in place with the Byron Shire Council and the markets would start as usual this Thursday from 7am, with a closing time of 11am.
State health authorities reportedly planned to keep the drive-through testing service running at the Cavanbah Centre for the rest of the week, the spokesperson said.

Check-in, mask-up at Byron Farmers Markets

Organisers of the markets said they were following COVID-19 public health measures including the practising of safe hygiene, with sanitiser available at every stall; physical distancing markers at every stall; and face-masks being worn.
Anyone going to the markets was required to scan in using the QR code at the entrance, organisers said, and to wear a mask.
An earlier social media post from organisers said they were not taking ‘a political stand or passing judgement’.
‘We are simply doing everything we can to stay open so our farmers can continue to supply our community with fresh locally grown and nutrient-dense food,’ the post read.
The same protocols were also in place at the Byron Farmers Markets’ ‘sister’ markets in Bangalow, the spokesperson said.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

2 COMMENTS

  1. It’s time to move the Byron Farmer’s Market back into town. Our market needs to be central located, well served by public transport and accessible to all. Neither the Cavanbah Centre or Elements meet these criteria.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Iron Gates L&EC appeal hearing comes to an end:  decision reserved – Part I

The long-standing, controversial Iron Gates case came to an end in the Land & Environment Court (L&EC) last Friday after a two-week Hearing commencing at Evans Head on 3 June and finishing in the Court in Sydney on 14 June. 

Supporting women’s mental health in Ballina

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, and one in five women compared to one in eight men suffer from mental ill health or disorder.

Lismore’s Freedom of Entry Parade

Lismore is set to host a Freedom of Entry Parade by the 41st Battalion, a time-honoured tradition dating back to medieval times

Inequity underpins solar-battery rebates

Over 3.2 million Australian households now have solar systems, and NSW leads, with a million systems (rooftop, heated pool or hot water).