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With avocados, farmer fresh is best

There are many different avocado varieties, but walk around the supermarket and you might get the impression there is...

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A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Why the rush?

Sara Rath, Goonengerry I was born in Byron Bay and I am deeply concerned for the known and unknown impacts of...

Dropping a few 5Gs

Dale Steedman, Suffolk Park Apparently Bill Gates’ plane has been flying over the Shire dropping 5Gs from its ChemTrails. These go...

Community pantry opens in Mullum

Locals can now get quality grocery items for considerably less than the cost of buying them at the supermarket, after the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre opened a new community pantry.

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

Our water future – Rous County Council

Hugh Nicholson, The Channon A spokesperson for Our Future Northern Rivers (OFNR), explains clearly why the OFNR position on water...

North Coast Market Guide

Rainbow Chai Tent - Peace Day at the marketsThe easy place to check what market is on!

Here in The Echo‘s Market Guide you can find all monthly markets and the weekly farmers markets from around the Northern Rivers /  NSW North Coast. To list a market here or request us to update some information please contact us.

Monthly Markets

1st SAT | Brunswick Heads – 0410 785 554
1st SAT | Alstonville – 0429 019 407

1st SUN | Byron Bay – 6685 6807
1st SUN | Lismore Car Boot – 6628 7333

2nd SAT | Flea Market, Bangalow – 0490 335 498
2nd SAT | Woodburn – 0439 489 631

2nd SUN | The Channon – 6688 6433
2nd SUN | Tabulam Hall – 0490 329 159
2nd SUN | Coolangatta

3rd SAT | Mullumbimby – 6684 3370
3rd SAT | Murwillumbah Makers & Finders – 0413 804 024

3rd SUN | Federal – 0403 577 694
3rd SUN | Uki – 0487 329 150
3rd SUN | Lismore Car Boot – 6628 7333
3rd SUN | Ballina – 6687 4328

4th SAT | Flea Market, Byron YAC
4th SAT | Evans Head – 0439 489 631
4th SAT | Wilson Creek – 6684 0299
4th SAT | Kyogle Bazaarkyogletogether.org.au/bazaar

4th SUN | Bangalow – 6687 1911
4th SUN | Nimbin – 0475 135 764
4th SUN | Murwillumbah Showground0422 565 168
4th SUN (in a 5 Sunday month) | Coolangatta

5th SUN | Nimbin – 0458 506 000

Farmers/Weekly Markets

Each TUE | New Brighton – 6677 1345
Each TUE | Organic Lismore – 6628 1084

Each WED | 7-11am Murwillumbah – 6684 7834
Each WED | 3-6pm Nimbin – 0475 135 764
Each WED | 4-7pm Newrybar Hall

Each THU | 8-11am Byron Bay – 6687 1137
Each THU | 2.30-6pm Lismore – 0401 190 912

Each FRI | 7-11am Mullumbimby – 6677 1345

Each SAT | 8-11am Bangalow – 6687 1137
Each SAT | Byron Artisan Market 4-9pm – 6685 6807 (summer months only)
Each SAT | 8am-1pm Uki – 6679 5530
Each SAT | 8.30am-12pm Blue Knob Gallery
Each SAT | 8.30am-11am Lismore Markets – 0466 415 172
Each SUN | 7-11am Ballina Commemoration Park – 0493 102 137

Photos by Eve Jeffery

Ink Gin still a winner

S Haslam Has it already been six years since I first saw a demonstration of the curious colour-changing properties of the innovative Ink Gin at...

Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

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.