What is The Local Side?

There’s a small amount of genius with anyone who has started their own business. We know the love and passion that goes into an idea and the joy of supporting a neighbour.

The Local Side is a place where the local community can come together to support each other, to celebrate the spark of creativity of people that are putting their ideas out there in the world and those that want to support them.

To create a place where people can shop local and know they are supporting someone in their own neighbourhood.

In an era where things are different and the local market might not be running as normal.

Welcome to your marketplace that is on the side of community, it’s on the side of local spirit, Welcome to the Local Side.

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I love a sunburnt country

I love a sunburnt country

This beautiful, honest poem by Dorothea MacKellar is one of our favourites.  It paints a picture of an incredible country that is at once warm and picturesque and at the same time harsh and unforgiving. The Local-Side team were debating long and hard about whether to...

What does community mean to you?

What does community mean to you?

One of the questions we get asked here a bit is, what’s the go with the Local-side? Why didn’t you just get a whole stack of great products from wholesalers and sell them? A lot of the team here at the Local Side grew up in regional areas, with town populations in the...

Did anything positive come from 2020?

Happy New Year everyone!  Phew aren’t we glad to put that one behind us? As the new year begins, I was looking back and wondering was 2020 all bad? Yep – absolutely – it was dreadful. A once in a lifetime event occurred and no one was prepared for it.  Lots...

Welcome back local markets!

One of my favourite things to do is to go to a local market and talk to the vendors about their products and the story behind them.  I recently came across a group of more senior gentlemen with a love of woodwork. They made beautiful handcrafted gifts of pepper...

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