Entries by Jane

PLANT NURSERY BIOSECURITY SURVEY

Farmers Market Plant Biosecurity Survey AFMA is collaborating with Greenlife Australia to help facilitate this important plant biosecurity survey. If you have a nursery and sell seedlings, plants or trees at farmers’ markets, please read on to support this important initiative. Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) is the peak industry body representing greenlife growers, independent retailers […]

AUSTRALIA’S MOST OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET ANNOUNCED!

AUSTRALIA’s 2020 MOST OUTSTANDING FARMERS’ MARKET TROPHY …GOES TO MULLUMBIMBY FARMERS’ MARKET (NSW)   It’s become an institution on Friday mornings at the Mullumbimby Showground at the foot of Mt Chincogan – when up to 70 local farmers and food producers gather to showcase and sell the bountiful seasonal produce of the NSW Northern Rivers. […]

NATIONAL FINALISTS DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2020 ANNOUNCED

Drum roll for the three national finalist markets in the Outstanding Farmers Market category of the Delicious Produce Awards 2020 The winner will be announced in October, meanwhile when you shop at these terrific markets, be sure to thank the farmers, market managers and volunteers that regularly deliver fresh food and artisan produce for their […]

UPDATE AFMA COVID-19 FACT SHEET

AFMA continues to monitor the public health status pertaining to farmers markets.   The latest AFMA FACT SHEET is dated 22 July 2020.   AFMA FACT SHEET COVID-19 – 22 July.    

DROUGHT RELIEF GRANTS APPLY NOW!

St Vinnies and the Salvation Army have been tasked by the Federal Government to distribute Drought Community Support grants to eligible farming families, farm staff and regional businesses. The second round of grants are now open for farmers in drought declared LGA’s nationally. Eligibility and application details are available here  More St Vinnies info: https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/drought_assistance/

CORONA / COVID-19 FACT SHEET

  The circumstances and public health guidance surrounding safe health practice in relation to Covid-19 are changing frequently.  AFMA is monitoring available public information and will post significant developments of the AFMA Facebook page in the first instance.  Please like and check posts regularly. http://www.facebook.com/farmersmarketsaustralia We ask all market managers, stallholders and shoppers to act […]

NOMINATIONS OPEN! OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET – 2020 DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS

More than ever we need to celebrate our farmers, food producers and mightily resilient market managers!   DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2020 are now calling for nominations! Market managers of authentic farmers markets are invited to nominate their market in Australia’s only awards that celebrate Australia’s best farmers markets. To Download Nomination Forms please go to:  […]

SOCIAL DISTANCING INFORMATION

  WHAT IS SOCIAL DISTANCING ? This Government Fact Sheet will assist in explaining the newly acquired habit of social distancing. We encourage all shoppers, stallholders and market managers to ensure proper practices are maintained on market day ! Please consider your fellow shoppers and the health of others. coronavirus-covid-19-information-on-social-distancing

Harvest Launceston Farmers Market UTAS Report

Harvest Launceston, one of Australia’s award-winning farmers’ markets gets the tick of health in a new report from UTAS academics. The industry report titled  ‘Community, culture and value:  An exploration of Harvest Launceston farmers’ market’ polled stallholders and shoppers and their findings are extremely positive.  Shoppers average Saturday market spend was $51 and they are […]