Fresh produce and handmade goods at Ipswich’s newest markets

A range of local, handmade products and fresh produce straight from the farm will be on offer at the first Ripley Providore Market when it is held this Sunday, 24 November.

Just Geraniums plants from the Lockyer Valley, Bee-Cause Wax Wraps from Ipswich and Coco & Myrtle soaps from the Scenic Rim are just a few of the region’s vendors who are ready to set up shop.

There will also be jewellery, clothing, pet products and other handmade goods for sale.

The Ripley Providore Market will run from 9am to noon at Ripley Town Centre on Main Street, and throughout Satoyama Way.

The first 200 marketgoers will receive a free reusable carry bag filled with goodies.

Free face painting, balloon twisters and live music will also be on offer.

Ripley Town Centre manager Andrew Quinert said the markets would be a great opportunity to grab something unique and find the perfect gift for loved ones this Christmas.

“Ripley Providore Market is a place where the community can come to enjoy the opportunity to connect with farmers, craftspeople, artisans and producers, to get a real understanding of how everyday goods are made.

“Our Ripley Town Centre retailers are also getting on board, so there’s an opportunity to grab a coffee and a bite to eat while browsing the stalls.”

Bee-Cause Wax Wraps co-founder Sue Collins said buying local was a win-win for everybody.

“Supporting local businesses, particularly small businesses, helps to create jobs and community cohesion,” Ms Collins said.

“Having showcased our wax wraps at other local markets, we’ve developed some really special friendships with organisers and marketeers, and the community too.

“We’re excited to offer the Ripley community a product that makes it easy to be sustainable in the kitchen and reduce single-use plastics.”

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