NANNA’S Makers Market is set to brighten the Mernda community’s Saturday morning this week – with over 16 stalls being set up at the Uniting Church Hall.

Event organiser Liz Bower said there were many wonderful and interesting and niche stalls that will be at the market this week.

“There will be leather crafts, homemade candles, garden ornaments, homemade lasagne – the best in Australia,” Ms Bower said.

“We have a stall that sells homemade jams, preserves and sauces, there will be ladies selling knitted jumpers and homemade hand towels – the stall owners sell handmade goods they’ve made themselves.”

The market has been running for five years, starting from a small group called Nanna’s Home Basics that met occasionally at the Bridge Inn Hotel to share lost crafts such as knitting and crocheting.

“The nannas were making all these beautiful handmade goods and they thought it would be good to start selling them so the market started at the Bridge Inn Hotel and has now moved to the Uniting Church Hall,” Ms Bower said.

The busy grandmother added that proceeds from the stallholder fees go towards a different charity every month.

“Proceeds go to the nanna’s choice of charity for the month, we don’t make any profit from it.  We’re so thankful to the community for supporting the event – Danielle Green MP prints our advertising posters and the local papers have been supporting us too.”

Nanna’s Makers Market will be at the Uniting Church Hall this Saturday from 10am-1pm at 105 Schotters Road, Mernda.