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Willunga Farmers Market works closely with the City of Onkaparinga to find solutions
A recent decision by the City of Onkaparinga to remove a building from the Willunga Town Square has galvanised the Willunga Farmers Market (WFM) community to work more closely with the council.
Supported by the City of Onkaparinga since its inception in 2002, WFM is working alongside the council to quickly negotiate a solution under the looming deadline.
‘We recently received a request from council to vacate the ATCO hut that currently sits in the Willunga Town Square, allowing the council to remove the hut.’ Steve Scown, WFM Chairperson, says.
The building is to be removed from the site before the end of February, and provides vital onsite storage for key infrastructure for the weekly operation of the market.
‘Without this storage space the weekly operation of the market would be severely disadvantaged. It’s not feasible to move all our equipment offsite each week.’ said Mr Scown.
WFM currently supports more than 70 local producers and has approximately 2,500 active members.
‘We are looking forward to continued support from the Council and working closely with them to find a solution to this problem, but the notice to clear the building has given us a very short timeline to resolve the issue.’ Mr Scown went on to say.
For the editor:
Willunga Farmers Market is a not-for-profit organisation. The Willunga Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 8am til 12:30pm, and provides fresh, locally grown produce. The WFM is closed Saturday 26 January for the Tour Down Under.
For further information or to arrange an interview please contact Steve Scown on 0418 853 911