Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bring your cash with you: No ATMs at Mitchelton Markets

If you are thinking of going to the Jan Power Farmers Market at Michelton, make sure you stop by at a teller machine prior if you are low on cash. All three ATMs on Blackwood Street were out of service today.

A stall owner I spoke with wondered if the banks were keeping the ATMs offline out of business hours to reduce the risk of theft and attacks against the machines. In the past year Blackwood Street has seen more than a couple of armed robberies.

Despite the inconvenience of customers and the possibility of lost sales by store owners, the Market appeared very popular today, with a range of fresh produce, pastas, curries, preserves, breads, meats and the inevitable German sausage. Entertainment was notable and varied without being overdone.

The Jan Power Farmers Market is held on Blackwood Street, Michelton, on the first Sunday of every month.