Every Saturday, CERES Environment Park, Brunswick East, is host to the makers and flea market: a market of up-cycled, organic, handmade, vintage and pre-loved goods. Amidst the trees, organic groceries, animals and nursery, the market invites stall holders to sell their goods, starting at $20 for a stall. It is a friendly, welcoming environment that brings the community together in the name of eco-friendly retail therapy.
The makers and flea market gives the inner north a hub for all things organic and eco-friendly. The organic grocery and café serving food from 9am is a great breakfast spot before sifting through the market stalls. It is also home to a farmer’s swap table, recycling strategies, fresh eggs from the Isa Brown chickens, and live music. The atmosphere is well and truly alive on a Saturday morning.
In the stalls, you can expect to find handcrafted soaps, perfumes, children’s clothes, art, eco-friendly cosmetics, vintage clothes and accessories. No matter your style, CERES makers will have something for you.
The makers market is co-ordinated by Cherie Brown, whose help and guidance makes holding a stall at CERES seamlessly easy. Brown has held her own stall every week at the market for 12 years, and been co-ordinating it for the past 18 months, so she knows the ins and outs of what it takes. The makers and flee market began around 20 years ago, and has taken various forms since its establishment. It was created as a means for traders to sell their wares, and people could buy and sell pre-love goods as an alternative to throwing them away.
CERES makers and flea market is an environmentally friendly, community centre. It is a cultural meeting place that promotes sustainable living, and allows the inner north to meet their material needs in a way that supports an environmentally-conscious lifestyle.
CERES is open 7 days a week
The makers and flea market operates every Saturday 9am-2pm
Feature Image Credit: CERES Makers & Flea Market Facebook Page