Very sad news from the Earth Fair Market in Tokai: they will be holding their very last market on the 17th of July 2021, after which they will be closing down as a weekly market.
The Earth Fair Market has been a market staple for 12 years, connecting visitors with local traders and creating a buzzing, friendly market atmosphere. But, the challenges of the lockdown and all the restrictions that go with it have taken their toll – and the market recently announced that they cannot afford to continue in their current format.
However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel:
“This is not the end of the Earth Fair Market brand. We are looking at pop up locations that will continue until the end of the pandemic. Once COVID restrictions have been lifted and we are financially stable, we will advise on a new permanent location.”
In the meantime, market organisers plan to host pop up markets and will be posting information about those on their social media accounts (we’ll bring you that news as we hear of it).
There are a few weeks left before the market closes. If you can, please do go and support the traders who’ve worked so hard to stay afloat in these hard times – we will certainly be stopping by as often as we can.