Quick Q&A with Tommy
After 20 years, why do you keep coming back to Harbourside Market?
We were one of the very first stallholders, and we’ve been coming here ever since. It’s a really good market. We meet a lot of nice friendly people, it’s a nice area, and I enjoy being here meeting people and telling them what we do and what we sell.
Is there a highlight to your day?
Our customers often ask for advice – that’s what I enjoy most. They come back and ask what’s in season, what’s best if there’s different varieties, and like with kale, which is quite a new thing, they’ll ask how to cook it or how to use it.
What do you have on offer?
We sell potatoes, onion, different lettuces, silverbeet, brassicas, kale, pumpkin, herbs, Chinese vegetables like bok choy, rhubarb, and more.
As a stallholder, are there any challenges?
The only challenge would be the weather. When we get a rough day, it’s hard. Then after all this when the market finishes, the product has to be loaded back into the truck and sold elsewhere.