Photos courtesy of Rob Bialostocki
New Lynn gained a new regular community event with the debut last month of the monthly Fresh Finds market.
The market is a positive collaboration between Rampant Coffee partners Gina Thomas and Shane Radcliffe, and the New Lynn Community Centre. Their dream is to create a community-focused market to invigorate a very under-activated part of New Lynn - showcasing fresh produce, food stalls, crafts, entertainment, kids’ activities, homemade, handmade, organic and natural products, whilst connecting extended communities within the Whau.
Gina says, ““We want to bring back the essence of the marketplace; the people, the connections; amalgamate ideas. Sure, we all want to be successful and be profitable, but the real satisfaction for us is the power in connecting with others”.
With over forty unique vendors at the first Fresh Finds market in New Lynn, the event had a wonderful feel-good atmosphere, with delicious food, fabulous crafts and other items for sale, and great entertainment for kids and adults alike. The market is on the second Saturday of each month, so put a ring around these dates: 12th October, 9th November and 14th December.
So let’s meet, eat, and repeat, community!