Market Day: Mamma's Market

On Saturday I was in heaven, I managed TWO markets in one day!  Firstly we visited the Rock A Buy Baby Market then headed up to the Sunshine Coast Mamma’s Market at Buderim.  I grew up in Maleny and my parents now life in Caloundra so I feel like a coast girl at heart and try to spend as much time there as I can.

Mamma’s Market is well worth a trip, it’s a lovely outing.  My mum came along with us and we all enjoyed browsing.  We love Mamma’s Market, Vanessa & Amy have created a high quality shopping experience in a lovely atmosphere.  Earlier this year I took lots of photos and video to write a blog post but never got around to it!  We also ran a Marketing between Markets workshop in March which I did write about, and I had the pleasure of meeting some stallholders then.  The market just continues to grow, so many talented Professional Parents all in one place!

We parked to the side of the hall and the first thing we saw as we walked in was Wild Spirit Live Snake Demonstrations.  Just the night before we’d been at Everton Park Hotel where Johnny Jester had a live snake which my girls were scared of.  Perhaps it was Jill’s relaxed nature or the nice enviroment (or maybe as it was a smaller snake!) but this time both my girls were curious and willing to touch the snake.

Next they spotted the amazing cubbyhouse by Little Monkey Play Systems.  As one dad commented to me “When we were kids, cubbyhouses were just a few planks of wood thrown together”.  This is the deluxe penthouse version!

Though these aren’t cheap, they are custom designed and well built.  I could imagine children could spend many happy hours – and years – of their lives in one of these.  There is a Christmas special and if you order by the end of this month you can have Christmas delivery.  Check out the various themes, with more on the way.

Next the girls spotted the bubbles over at the Alexandra/Mooloolaba Community Kindergaten stand and enjoyed trying to blow some big bubbles themselves.

Then we simply wandered to check out the many other wonderful products on offer, here’s just a few:

Unfortunately we didn’t even make it around to all the stalls, we started quite late and it was almost closing time.  My girls were getting tired and grumpy so we headed home.  My mum bought the girls cute bracelets (but I didn’t take note of the business name!  Can anyone help, they were inside near the stage, middle aisle).

What a wonderful market – and community –  Vanessa & Amy have created.  Looking forward to the Christmas Twilight one on December 16th and daytime one the next day on December 17th.  Visit the Mamma’s Market website for full details, location etc.
There is a very handy section on the Mamma’s Market website where you can check out all of the stallholders as well. http://www.mammasmarket.com/our-stall-holders (and we’re proud to be under the “friends” tab!)
If any stallholders would like to catch up between markets, you’d be most welcome to join us at the monthly Professional Parents Business Brainstorming sessions, held at Strawberry Fields, Palmview.  Visit the Professional Parents Facebook page and click on “events” for more information.
Renee Veldman-Tentori
Professional Parent
Family. Work. Balance.

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