A SPRING fair held in Jindalee this month attracted more than 2000 visitors, with cooking demonstrations by chef Anna Gare on the menu.
Gare prepared a Japanese-style beef salad, herb and cherry tomato pasta, and lamb and raspberry pickled beetroot salad at the October 10 event.
“As we walked around the markets there was a lot of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as Anna took in the produce and chatted to the farmers,” Satterley Property Group community development coordinator Lyndsey Stoney said.
“She was so excited about all the products on offer that she wanted to cook more recipes in the demonstrations, unfortunately there just wasn’t enough time.”
Expanding on the weekly Eden Beach Farmers’ Market, the fair included face painting, native animal encounters, crafts and a performance by Frozen character Elsa.
Organisers gave out more than 350 sausages and 700 free ice-creams during the three-hour event to mark the opening of the beach carpark and access.
“The Spring Fair was a great event but it’s certainly not all we have planned,” Ms Stoney said.
“Coming up over the next few months we have special guest entertainment, special markets for Halloween and Christmas, plus an extended artisan market once a month.”
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