The market will be held in Sydney’s CBD on Thursday December 12, 2019.
Buy From the Bush is heading to Sydney’s CBD for a one-day Christmas market on Thursday December 12, 2019.
Twenty rural businesses will next week pack up their wares and travel many hundreds of kilometres for a special Christmas market in Martin Place.
The pop-up market will kick off from 8am until 8pm - or sold out - giving Sydney siders the chance to meet bush makers and creators, browse their beautiful wares and chat with some of the businesses that they’ve been connecting with – this time in person.
Having amassed over 139,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook since launching on October 16 2019, the grass-roots movement showcases businesses from drought-affected country areas.
Founded by Grace Brennan, a farmer’s wife from Warren, the social media trend has taken off, with city shoppers delighted to have a practical way to help keep small country businesses afloat – in turn, helping to spread financial support across country towns.
Brennan says the support from people right around Australia and particularly the city, has been overwhelming.
"Having grown up in Sydney, I was really aware of how much people in the city want to show their support if given a chance," Brennan says.
“It gives city people a simple way to help rural people in need and people are enjoying exploring the beautiful things on offer in the bush.
“It’s times like this that really highlights what Australians are made of.
"We rally and we help each other out during tough times. Martin Place is about as far as you can get from the dusty paddocks of these business’ back yards so it’s an exciting idea.
"It's great to give Sydney shoppers a chance to buy a gift made in the bush. We have also received incredible assistance from major Sydney businesses like GPJ and Harry the Hirer to bring this event to life.”
With rural industries that support farmers and country townships getting caught up in the downward spiral during a drought, it’s important that we stand with these local businesses and build relationships that support economic growth.