Exmouth gearing up for first ever vegan market

PUBLISHED: 12:08 31 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:47 05 November 2019

Jess Purchall's stall. Picture: Jess Purchall

Jess Purchall's stall. Picture: Jess Purchall

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Exmouth's first ever vegan market is being held on Saturday (November 2).

The event being held at Ocean will feature more than 40 stalls selling products which have those on a vegan diet especially in mind.

Visitors to the market will be able to buy vegan doughnuts from Dough Eyes and Helen from Sundowners will be holding a cooking demonstration.

While the market is not exclusive to vegan traders, all items sold on the day will be free of animal products.

The organisers have introduced a zero waste policy and all produce can be recycled, reused or refilled.

There will also be a stall selling jewellery made from reclaimed cutlery.

The event is being organised by Exmouth mum Jess Purchall, of Eco Box, and Dawn Andrews of Feel Good Mini-Fests.

Mrs Purchall, who has been vegan for five years, said: "Veganism has become really popular in the last few years.

"The change between when I first became vegan and now is crazy - it's so much easier to find alternatives."

She told the Journal they hope to organise another market in the new year.

The market, which is free to enter, will take place from 11am in the Ocean Suite at Ocean, in The Esplanade.

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