The Addison Road Community Centre (ARCC), Australia's largest not-for-profit community centre, is increasing the frequency of its street-food markets in Marrickville.
Starting in April the food event will be on every week. The market was first held two years ago and has previously run on the first and third Saturday of every month.
Stallholders vary with each market. Past providers include Nooshy's Thai Cuisine, Habib’s Shwarma Van, and Aunty’s Ginger Tonic, which sells soft drinks with ginger, lime, tamarind and honey.
Shimmi Rama Assyrian Kitchen is serving apprakheh (stuffed vine leaves), borakeh (pastry filled with meat and vegetables), Assyrian felafel, and kepleh (herbal meat balls), and there are Eastern European donuts, cakes and cinnamon rolls from Magic Tablecloth.
The markets are a social-justice project. Meals cost around $10 and sales help to support the businesses of refugees, migrants and people seeking asylum in our communities. Stallholders pay a small fee to share their cuisines and cultures and in return get practice trading. They also keep all of their profits.
The ARCC also funds a project that provides training and fair work to the unemployed, and runs a fair-trade shop staffed by volunteers. It does not receive regular government funding, so community generosity is vital to its continuation.
From 4pm to 9pm.
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