Tasmanian artisan food producers and craft makers have been given an extra 72 hours to put in their bid for a much-coveted casual stallholder place at the state’s number one tourism destination, Salamanca Market.
Prospective stallholders now have until 9 am, Monday 23 May to submit an application for a casual stallholder position at the market.
“Every two years the City of Hobart gives businesses interested in trading at Salamanca Market an opportunity to become a casual stallholder, with successful applicants forming a pool of casual stallholders,” City of Hobart Councillor Bill Harvey said.
“This is an incredible opportunity for artisan food producers and craft makers to showcase their products to a huge market of local and interstate visitors looking for high-end, unique Tasmanian products.
“Salamanca Market has proven itself a dynamic and resilient marketplace during COVID, and continues to be an economic beacon for Tasmania, attracting between 10,000 and 25,000 people every Saturday.
“You couldn’t ask for a better platform to showcase your wares.”
Dina Gregson says having a stall at Salamanca Market was critical to transforming her business, Tasmanian Tonic Company, into what it is today.
“Thanks to Salamanca Market we have gone from making four products in our kitchen to manufacturing close to 20 products in a 800 sqm factory space,” she said.
“In no small part is our success due to our ability to interact with customers at Salamanca Market.
“We have received extraordinary support from the Salamanca Market team and we have gained so much.”
Salamanca Market is home to 376 businesses made up of 269 licensed stallholders and up to 120 casual stallholders.
Casual stallholders are an important part of Salamanca Market. The setup suits many local artists, producers and artisans who prefer flexibility without being locked into regular Saturday trading.
Casual stallholders can expect to trade regularly and must trade a minimum of once a month to maintain their place in the pool. There are around 40 casual sites allocated solely to casual stallholders.
“This is an incredible opportunity for people with a great product to sell and a desire to become part of the Salamanca Market story,” Councillor Bill Harvey said.
“To be a successful Salamanca stallholder all you need is a passion for Tasmania, a love of people and a great product and story to tell.”