Get fresh with us on the second Saturday of each month at Gloucester Farmers Market!

Discover Gloucester’s fresh food treasure and stock up on foods that will give you energy, vitality and a twinkle in your eye. This is just like how country markets used to be, with locally grown fresh fruit and veg, grass-fed beef, baked goods, cheeses, eggs, honey, olive oils, wines, cut flowers, soaps and all manner of artisan-made local produce. Markets like these are changing the way that people look at fresh food. You can’t buy fresher, get in early for the best of the best.

8.00am-12.00pm

Like Gloucester Farmers Market on Facebook
facebook.com/GloucesterMarkets/

A very popular market that has been in operation for in excess of 25 years and has a large range of stalls, old wares and homemade items. Excellent food is available for sale, including our legendary Devonshire Tea/Coffee, which is provided by the Trustees of the Johns River Community Hall. Three Brothers Farm Produce is also available with local fruit and vegetables sourced directly from farms within the Johns River and Hannam Vale regions.

All proceeds from the sale of food items and stall holder rental is invested back into the Hall and Recreation reserve. There is easy level access, ample parking and a covered playground for the children. You can also find the markets in Facebook by searching Johns River Community Hall. New stallholders always welcome.

Johns River Country Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month with additional markets held on a Monday of the long weekends at Easter, June and October & January.

8:00am - 12:30 pm

Come and pick your own sunflowers at Mountain View Farm!
Come and pick your own sunflowers at Mountain View Farm!

Our upcoming pick dates are:

Sat 6 Jan: This pick will be run by and in support of 'Zac Forever Young' by Love and Life Media Group. A documentary film dedicated to the life of Zac Young, who tragically lost his life in a shark attack, deeply affecting thousands of individuals. A portion of sunflower proceeds gathered will contribute to the production of this film.

Sat 13 Jan: This pick will be conducted by and in aid of Chatham Hockey Club. The Wolves, a respected and long-standing sports club, caters to juniors, men, and women who enjoy the social aspect of hockey. We take pride in supporting such a local group in achieving their fundraising targets for the upcoming year.

Sat 20 Jan: This pick will be run by and in support of Can Assist Manning Valley. The organisation was formed in 2012 by an enthusiastic group of people who work hard to raise funds to assist people with a cancer diagnosis such as paying of bills, fuel and food vouchers. All funds raised stay in the local area and they are extremely thankful for their caring and generous supporters. Let's help them make a difference in people's lives!

Sat 27 Jan: This pick will be run by PCYC Taree and in support of the Nation of Origins Biripi teams to go to the Nations of Origins which will be held in Western Sydney 2024. An annual gathering of young people who represent their Aboriginal Nation in Rugby League, Football fives, Basketball, Netball and Gymnastics to promote reconciliations within communities and celebrate Australia diverse Indigenous culture. Goodluck to the Biripi teams!

We’ve also been hard at work on some new items (and our usual) that will make your sunflower filled day extra special:

New sunflower field with a gentler slope
Ice cream truck by Rosco’s Choc Tops
Plenty of shade under two large fig trees to beat the heat
BBQ by Knuckle Up Boxing
Large picnic areas with shade and scenic farm views
Invitation to enjoy our semi-formal garden
Continued support of the RFS for traffic control
Early 8am start to get in before the summer sun gets too hot
Photography partners to book in fabulous mini shoots outside of pick hours
Make some amazing memories and don’t forget to take some great photos too (tag us in!). Come for a great morning at Mountain View Farm, we can’t wait to see you!

Bring your own snips if you have them otherwise we have a few to share (one per group). Covered shoes or gumboots are advisable.

$1 each or $10 for a bunch (10 stems)
No entry fee
Cash or Eftpos facilities

Join us for our 2024 Mid-Summer Festival!
Relax on the lawn among the trees while listening to live music from Switch ****, Kaylens Rain & Kylie Jane Band between 4pm and 10pm.

Enjoy lawn games, delicious food, great company, beer, wine and..fabulous Farmer's Wife Gin cocktails of course!

General Admission: Adults – $75
Reserved Table Seating: Adults – $85

Entry & Inclusions:
Entry from 3.30pm until 10pm
Tickets include entry to the event and:
- your choice of a gourmet barbecue picnic box or a gourmet grazing box
- one gin cocktail, beer or wine

Additional food and drink will be available on the day. (No outside alcohol permitted on site)

Please note: This is a fully licensed 18+ years ticketed event. No outside alcohol permitted. Bags will be checked on entry.

Courtesy Bus
Available from Newcastle, Stroud and Bucketts Way Camp n Stay and can be booked when purchasing your tickets.

For more information visit
farmerswifedistillery.com.au/events/mid-summer-festival/

The biggest club regatta of the year! 100 events crossing age, juniors, masters, open and grade including the Great Eight Race.

$5500 in prizes to be won!!

For more information, head to their Facebook page
facebook.com/Manning-River-Rowing-Club-153977111295548

Exhibition of artworks by The Taree Artists.
The Artists of Taree are all skilled in different mediums, oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolour. Each has a distinctive personal style that both captures and expresses, spirit and atmosphere.

Much of there inspiration is derived from the region of the Mid North Coast of NSW. A diverse and picturesque Australian landscape, that culminates beautiful coastal areas and river systems of the Manning Valley, Great Lakes, Gloucester, Barrington Ranges and Cattai Wetlands. All of which are home to a diverse array of birds and wildlife, often depicted in the art of the Artists of Taree.

Thu 4 Jan - 28 Jan 2024
This exhibition is open daily:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 10am - 1pm

Movie Screening - Elemental: Thursday 4th Jan
Bring the family along for a free screening of the Disney Pixar film Elemental. Rated PG. About the film: Follow Ember and Wade, in a city where fire, water, earth and air residents live together. Bring a cushion to sit on and a bottle of water. Suitable all ages. Children 5 yrs and under must be supervised by an adult.

Nature sun prints with Ali: Monday 22nd Jan
Join local artist Ali Haigh and use things found in nature to create a sun based print. All materials supplied. Suitable for children aged 5+yrs.

Bookings essential.

Learn the basics of sailing!
Participants must wear floatation vests (bring your own or borrow one from the club), must have suitable footwear (eg. boat shoes or sneakers, not thongs), sunscreen protection and a parent or guardian must be present.

Cost: Free, but a donation is most welcomed as it will assist with running costs.

For enquiries or more details, contact: secretary@coombaaquatic.club or 0429 272 363.

Red Cross pillowcase workshop: Wednesday 10th Jan 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join Red Cross for this fun interactive workshop. This is a great opportunity to talk about the important topic of emergency preparedness to children and their families at the beginning of what is predicted to be a hot summer. This is a fun interactive hour and each child receives a decorated Pillowcase to take home, a Get Ready colouring book and a RediPlan for the family. Suitable for children 5+yrs.

Summer seaside creations: Wednesday 17th Jan 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Come shell-abrate Summer with a fun filled afternoon of craft! Personalise your own photo frame with sea shells and more! You will have an absolute ball decorating your very own beach ball! And there is nothing fishy about painting your very own river stones into amazing sea animals! Seas the day and book in now! * feel free to bring along any sea shells or rocks you wish to add to your creations. Suitable for children 5+yrs.

Movie Screening - The Bad Guys: Wednesday 24th Jan 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Bring the family along for a free screening of The Bad Guys. Rated PG. About the film: To avoid prison, a gang of notorious animal criminals pretends to seek being rehabilitated, only for their leader to realize that he genuinely wants to change his ways. Bring a cushion to sit on and a bottle of water. Suitable all ages. Children 5 yrs and under must be supervised by an adult.

Bookings essential.

Movie Screening - Mummies: Friday 5th January 10:30am - 12:00pm
Join us for a free screening of the film Mummies. About the film: It follows three mummies as they end up in present-day London and embark on a journey in search of an old ring belonging to the Royal Family, stolen by the ambitious archaeologist Lord Carnaby. Suitable all ages. Children aged 5yrs and under must be supervised by an adult. Bring a cushion to sit on and a bottle of water.

Reptile Show: Thursday 11th Jan 10:30am - 11:30am
Reptile Solutions guarantees an experience that is entertaining, educational and unforgettable! During the show, you will have the opportunity to interact with the animals, whilst learning interesting facts about where they live, what they do and what makes them so unique and special. This is suitable for children aged 5+yrs.

Kids Bingo: Wednesday 17th Jan 10:30am - 11:30am
Join us for a fun game of bingo! Lots of great prizes up for grabs. Suitable for children 5+yrs.

Decorate your own drink flask: Tuesday 23rd Jan 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get creative and decorate your very own drink flask, perfect for the summer weather. Suitable for children aged 5+yrs.

Bookings essential.

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