GREAT BAKERS CHANCE TO RISE & SHINE

Fremantle Media producers of the TV series THE GREAT AUSTRALIA BAKE-OFF are casting the next series and are looking for talented bakers. Dab hands with pies, pastries, crusty loaves, cookies and cakes all count.

So if you make and sell baked goods in a farmers’ market – or know shoppers who are keen on flour power and fancy their baking talent, suggest they check out the casting process. Applications close end February.

 

More details: http://www.bakeoff.castasugar.com

DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS – 2018 NOMINATIONS LAST CALL

Applications for the 2018 delicious. Produce Awards Outstanding Farmers’ Market award close soon!
Deadline: 5pm 14 February 2018
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: ‘A Farmers’ Market that is a predominantly fresh food market that operates regularly within a community, at a focal public location that provides a suitable environment for farmers and food producers to sell farm-origin and associated value-added artisan food products directly to customers.’ Definition sourced from the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association. Please note: An authentic farmers’ market excludes resellers, and arts and craft goods, unless made on-farm from farm origin product.
More details about this award and the 2018 application form can be accessed here. To be considered for this award, you must be an authentic farmers’ market based on the criteria outlined above, and, submit a completed application form by 5pm AEDT on Wednesday, 14 February, 2018.
For more details on this year’s delicious. Produce Awards, click here.

 

BYRON REGION PRODUCE GUIDE 2018

Delve into the delicious fresh produce of the Byron Hinterland with this handy new produce guide, which also features a number of the vibrant popular weekly Farmers’ Markets in the region.

 

Copies available from: Amy Colli gastronomicgoodness@gmail.com

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 economic and social drivers and constraints for participation in farmers’ markets, the potential multiplier effects for regional agribusinesses, and may include a short survey of farmers’ market consumers.

 

Ms Helena Shojaei, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning student, has been awarded a prestigious UWA Agribusiness Connect Honours/Masters Regional Research Scholarship to help finance this research. The scholarship is funded by the Government of Western Australia’s Royalties for Region program. Ms Shojaei has recently finished a double major in agricultural science, and human geography and planning.

 

The project will be supervised by Dr Natasha Paull and Prof Fiona Haslam McKenzie of the School of Agriculture and Environment and Centre for Regional Development, UWA.

 

More details: Jenny Payet M: 0457 340 736

Meet researcher Helena Shojaei

WA FARMERS MARKET RESEARCH

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 engaging community focused market and which displays true authenticity, based on the following definition: ‘A Farmers’ Market is a predominantly fresh food market that operates regularly within a community, at a focal public location that provides a suitable environment for farmers and specialty food producers to sell farm-origin and associated value-added specialty foods for human consumption directly to customers.’

Definition sourced from the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association. Please note: An authentic farmers’ market excludes resellers, and arts and craft goods, unless made on-farm from farm origin product.

More details about this award and the 2018 application form can be accessed here http://<https://goo.gl/forms/2ZDJ3KEZbsztSzVI3> .

To be considered for this award, you must be an authentic farmers’ market based on the criteria outlined above, and, submit a completed application form by 5pm AEDT on Wednesday, 14 February, 2018.

For more details on this year’s delicious. Produce Awards, click here <http://www.delicious.com.au/people-events/produce-awards/article/2018-delicious-produce-awards/q42T5cfU> .
 

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: A Farmers’ Market that is a predominantly fresh food market that operates regularly within a community, at a focal public location that provides a suitable environment for farmers and specialty food producers to sell farm-origin and associated value-added specialty foods for human consumption, and plant products, directly to customers.

Definition sourced from the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association. Please note: An authentic farmers’ market excludes resellers, and arts and craft goods, unless made on-farm from farm origin product.

More details about this award and the 2018 Application Form can be accessed here <https://goo.gl/forms/2ZDJ3KEZbsztSzVI3> . To be considered for this award, you must be an authentic farmers’ market based on the criteria outlined above, and, submit a completed application form by 5pm AEDT on Wednesday, 14 February, 2018.

For more details on this year’s delicious. Produce Awards, click here <http://www.delicious.com.au/people-events/produce-awards/article/2018-delicious-produce-awards/q42T5cfU> .

 

More info: Lucy Allon 0419 299 862

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 site: http://www.farmersmarketswa.org.au/wa-markets

 

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 around fair and local food!

More details: FMANSW President Kate Raymond T: 0413 920 620

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 butter, artisan cheese, seafood, paddock raised eggs, free-range meats, honey, nuts, olive oils, preserves and so much more. Truly authentic, with generous smiles and salsa dancing.

Definitely detour-worthy!

HARVEST LAUNCESTON FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm
Cimitiere Street, Launceston

Congratulations too go to the other farmers’ market finalists: Albany Farmers’ Market (WA), Willunga Farmers’ Market (SA) and SAGE Moruya Farmers’ Market (NSW)

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 Australiafour of Australia’s longest running farmers’ markets that continue to thrive and set the highest standards.

The winner will be announced on Monday 7 August in Melbourne.http://http://www.delicious.com.au/people-events/produce-awards/article/fancy-fresh-produce-these-australias-top-farmers-markets/MC9zjwn3