FARMERS MARKETS STRONG GROWTH OFFICIAL!

Release date: 
2012-04-05

This week Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig released vital Australian Food Statistics 2010-11 a whopping document charting every possible morsel of food production and consumption data. But it's the report's preamble that is most important  - Social and Economic Dimensions of Farmers Markets in Australia - based on an ABARES 2011 survey.

Key findings:

• Farmers markets (along with other alternative fresh food markets) are reported to represent 7% of all fresh food  sales

• Market numbers have more than doubled between 2004 and 2011 to 150-plus nationally

69% of all markets surveyed reported increased stall-holder numbers

64% of all markets surveyed reported increased shopper numbers

and most importantly

97% of market managers reported long-term sustainability of their markets

The Real Food Revolution is here to stay...

For more go  to:http://www.daff.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/2144103/final-food-stats.pdf

 

Contact: 
For more information, please contact: Jane Adams , AFMA 0417 733715
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