Interest in buying locally produced items, and in knowing the story behind the products and the people who produce them, is a strong trend. Both the Sunday Creative and Jan Powers Farmers Markets are great examples of this trend. They provide opportunities for people to speak to the growers and artisans, understand their stories and, by extension, appreciate their value.
Small businesses in our Village also allow people to indulge this desire to know the story behind their purchases. Reading recommendations from the bookshop owner (who also happens to be a successful publisher) will always be more insightful than the information available at a big chain store. Carefully curated homeware and fashion collections at the locally owned and operated boutique resonate with our Village lifestyle.
Just opened, Shucks Oyster Bar and Kitchen, will strive to share the story behind the produce that is presented on your plate. Proprietors Belinda and Carl are passionate about bringing shucked-to-order oysters to Manly Harbour Village. Their menu invites you to choose oysters from a specific location, or appreciate the subtle flavour variations that place of origin imparts with a tasting platter. The menu also includes a range of other seafood and vegetable options.