Entries by Jane

WAFMA Farmers’ Market Research Collaboration with UWA

In 2018, the University of Western Australia (UWA) will be working with the Western Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (WAFMA) to develop new research on the importance of farmers’ markets for regional development.   The research project will focus on the reasons why food producers choose to sell at farmers’ markets. This will include identifying the […]

DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2018 – NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Applications for the 2018 delicious. Produce Awards Outstanding Farmers’ Market award are now open! This national award showcases and celebrates excellence and true authenticity in Australia’s farmers’ markets. The 2018 delicious. Produce Awards’ Outstanding Farmers’ Market award will be presented to a farmers’ market that, in the judges’ opinions, stands out as a vibrant and […]

DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2018 NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW!

This national award showcases and celebrates excellence and true authenticity in Australia’s farmers’ markets. The 2018 delicious. Produce Awards’ Outstanding Farmers’ Market award will be presented to a farmers’ market that, in the judges’ opinions, stands out as a vibrant and engaging community focused market and which displays true authenticity, based on the following definition: […]

WA FARMERS’ MARKETS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES WEBSITE

The WA Farmers’ Markets Association has launched a website – a terrific platform for all WA farmers, stakeholders and shoppers keen to support authentic farmers’ markets and keep abreast of the latest developments in this important sector. There are now 22 Farmers’ markets trading regularly in WA .   Check out the list and the […]

NEW ALLIANCE FOR NSW FARMERS’ MARKETS

Calling all fans of NSW farmers’ markets – the new Farmers Markets Alliance of NSW has recently been launched to represent the interests of authentic farmers’ markets and advocate for the sector in NSW. The organisers are building a statewide network to elevate the awareness and authenticity of NSW  farmers’ markets. Let’s strengthen the community […]

2017 OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET AWARD GOES TO…HARVEST LAUNCESTON

The premier national award for Farmers’ Markets is the Delicious Magazine Produce Awards ‘Best Farmers’ Market’- a coveted accolade. Congratulations to the 2017 Winner – Harvest Launceston – a Saturday weekly market that five years on is an integral part of the Launceston community. Shop there for amazing quality vegetables and fruit, local creamy Tassie […]

DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2017 FINALISTS

Drum roll for the four farmers’ market finalists in the Delicious 2017 Produce Awards…and it seems clear the judges vote is for consistency, authenticity and community outreach. Take a bow Harvest Launceston, Willunga Farmers Market, SAGE Farmers Market Moruya and Albany Farmers Market Western Australia – four of Australia’s longest running farmers’ markets that continue […]

FACT SHEET: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELLING

The Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA) has developed a COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELLING FACT SHEET to assist stakeholders in the farmers’ market sector understand the new food labelling standards. These standards become mandatory in July 2018. All market stallholders, managers, and market committees are advised to carefully investigate how the new food label provisions affect […]

BOOTS FOR CHANGE WINS PHILANTHROPY AUSTRALIA AWARD

The AFMA national BOOTS FOR CHANGE 2016 campaign has been highly acclaimed at the 2017 Philanthropy Australia Awards winning SPECIAL MENTION in the BEST SMALL GRANT category (under $50,000). In fact the FRRR Grant to AFMA to create the BOOTS FOR CHANGE campaign was $10,000. That seed funding (and leveraged philanthropic partnerships) was deployed to […]

CYCLONE DEBBIE APPEAL LAUNCHED

AFMA is partnering with FRRR (www.frrr.org.au) to support the many farmers so severely affected by Cyclone Debbie in QLD and the NSW Northern Rivers. Market managers in farmers’ markets across Australia are being invited to host ‘Cyclone Debbie Appeal’ Market Days to raise funds to support the farmers in affected areas. The Appeal Call-out link […]