Malcolm Jolley took his camera to The Stop’s Night Market.
The good people at The Stop Community Food Centre do more than good works, using good food as a tool to fight for social justice and building community, they also throw a good party. This is not news to long time GFR readers, but it’s remarkable, at least to this journalist, that The Stop is ever able to congregate an amazing bunch of chefs, purveyors, producers, and so on, several times a year to raise money and remind us all of the force for good that is comes from sharing nice things to eat and drink.
Jamie Drummond and I attended the first night of this year’s edition on The Stop’s Night Market on Tuesday night. The two night event features different stalls on each respective evening, so what follows below is merely a snapshot of the entire market. Here are some of the interesting people, doing interesting things, I encountered then and there. (There being the lot beside 158 Sterling Road, set-up very much like a fair ground.) Each one to a woman or man was there to support The Stop and have a good time. Apparently they succeded, because I received a note from The Stop’s Communications Manager, Kathe Rogers, announcing the 2016 Night Market had raised $215,000 in support of critical food access and community building programs.
So, there’s a small taste of the people at The Stop’s Night Market 2016, though there were many more I didn’t manage to capture, including Oyster Boy Adam Colquhoun, the crew form Norman Hardie Winery, and dozens more. I’ll have to get them next year!