Market push for park

Lumbar and Co Coffee owner Fraser Clark. (Luke Hemer)

By Tate Papworth

Plans are afoot to bring a large-scale farmers market to Brimbank Park.

Lumbar and Co Coffee co-owner Fraser Clark is seeking expressions of interests from locals and has grand plans for the site.

“We want to find out if the locals are interested,” he said.

“Everyone tells me they have to drive to Bacchus Marsh and places an hour a way from this area. I wouldn’t mind showcasing local people and the things they create.”

Mr Clark wants to hold the markets once a month and said there’s plenty of room to grow.

“I want to showcase local. If people are making chutneys, t-shirts, things like that, then I want to hear from them,” he said.

“We’ll have music, food, face painting, the whole package.

“Looking around I think I could fit 50. My goal it to grow it that big so it goes mental.”

Mr Clark said he needs about 20 stalls to get the idea off the ground.

“The best way to show interest is to come down and have a look.

“I’ve never done this kind of stuff before so if anyone has any ideas or pointers that would be fantastic.”

The cafe will also be playing host to an Australia Day function.

Mr Clark encouraged as many people as possible to come down to add to the atmosphere.

“We’ll have live music, sausage sizzles, face painting and things like that,” he said.

“It’ll also be a bit of a fundraiser to help support the bushfire appeal. It’s not a money making thing for us, it’s about creating an atmosphere and helping out a good cause.”