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market_lyttelton_festival_of_lightsLyttelton Farmers Market at Lyttelton Main School.

When: 19 & 26 June, 10am to 1pm.

Where: Lyttelton Main School, Oxford Street.

How much: free entry

More information: Farmers Market page

Producers of quality food and drink sell direct to the public. Stallholders with fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, bread, meat, cheese and plants sell at the market every week and there are a range of other regular or occasional stalls. Some stalls are from very small producers and may not be at the market every week. More information can be found in thevendors section.

 


 

Reusable cups

Only Globelet reusable cups are being used at the street party for ALL drinks and soup. Globelets are New Zealand-made and are recyclable, reusable, BPA-free. You buy your globelet for $2 when you buy your first drink, then the Globelet is yours to use for the night (you can even rinse it at our rinse station!). At the end of the night you can take it home or return it for a refund.

Apply for a stall

Please email office@lyttelton.net.nz for an application form.

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Glow Paint not Glow Sticks

Glowsticks are lots of fun, but not so great for our environment. The chemical generally used in them is Dibutyl phthalate, which can cause irritation or nausea.

The outer of glowsticks is made of plastic. The combination of Dibutyl phthalate and plastic is a nightmare! We think they would take 1000+ years to breakdown in landfill. If they don't make it to landfill (which they often don't) they're not something we want polluting our waterways.

So we have come up with something that has less of an impact on our environment: Resene have a paint called "Nightlight" (http://www.resene.co.nz/comn/whtsnew/FX-Nightlight.htm). Follow the safety instructions for this paint and combine it with the idea in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1ZHnVn-vPc) to make glow-in-the-dark bracelets that your children will want to keep and bring out every night! You could also create glow in the dark wands using sticks if short of time. And there must be many other creative ways to play with this stuff!

Happy glowing!