Market plan to expand

BETTER known for its foodie market, Glenorie Village Shopping Centre is now a destination for all things hand made and hand crafted.

Manager of the new Glenorie Village Festival Markets, Sheldon Ross, said the centre on Old Northern Road had been home to the Glenorie Growers' Market for two years.

"The idea of this new market is to feature local [art] groups, as well as a sprinkle of food items, and to really build these village markets until we end up with 30 stalls," Mr Ross said.

He said one public school would be offered a free stall at each market, from which to sell their wares and raise money for their school.

"The first one was Glenorie Public School; the second will be Dural," Mr Ross said.

He expects visitors to flock like bees to the Maya Sunny Honey stall — the family-owned company recently featured on Nine's Mornings program because of its unique honeycomb production process.

"We are going to be bringing our live bees and putting on a display to show how our honeycomb is produced," co-owner Joanna Wyszynski said.

The process involves taking an empty glass jar and placing it upside down onto a bee hive. Around 400 bees go in and sculpture a unique honeycomb in about a month.

"It was my father's [Andrew Wyszynski] idea," Ms Wyszynski said.

The second Glenorie Village Festival Market will also feature tastings, demonstrations, a saw mill (where people can see how timber slats are made) and glass works. It is on Sunday, October 28, 8am to 2pm and every fourth Sunday of the month, except in December.

Details: Sheldon Ross, 0414 707 570.

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