Entries by Jane

FIND A MARKET- NATIONAL LIST UPDATE CALL-OUT

AFMA‘s Find A Market Directory lists best practice farmers’ markets across Australia. It’s the only national directory linking farmers, artisan food producers and shoppers. Make sure your local market is listed to grow your market!   If your market is not listed, Download the REGISTRATION FORM. If your market listing needs updating please also complete […]

BEST BAKERS SOUGHT TO RISE & SHINE

OK, spatulas down all you terrific amateur artisan and home bakers… Maybe it’s your turn to make the crustiest sourdough loaf, fluffiest sponge or puffiest profiteroles…? Showcase your baking talents (and maybe Nana’’s favourite apple pie recipe) in the new TV-series of  THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE-OFF! Regular farmers’ market shoppers who love their ovens, flour […]

2021 DELICIOUS AWARDS OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET FINALISTS

Congratulations to the GOLD MEDAL FINALISTS in the OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET category of the 2021 DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS: Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market, SA Alphington Farmers’ Market, VIC Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, TAS Kiama Farmers’ Market, NSW Willunga Farmers’ Market, SA The Winner will be announced in August. Hats off too to the many farmers […]

COVID SAFETY FACT SHEET UPDATED

AFMA is concerned that all farmers’ markets are committed to the continued operation of COVID SAFE  farmers’ markets to support the livelihoods of farmers and food artisans, and shoppers’ health and access to fresh food. Guidelines to assist market managers, stallholders and shoppers are available as a FREE download from the AFMA website. The most […]

FARMERS’ MARKETS CREATE A BUZZ FOR BEES

Farmers’ Markets across Australia will be creating a Buzz For Bees in celebration of World Bee Day 2021 (20 May) an initiative promoted by the Wheen Bee Foundation in conjunction with campaign partner, the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association. Their market day activities are intended to highlight the significance of bees in our food supply and […]

FARMERS’ MARKETS FOSTER COMMUNITY & TRUST

New research conducted by Griffith University (McKinnis and Wilkinson) shows that farmers’ markets have played a vital role in fostering trust and community connections in our now Covid-era. The survey by two nutrition and dietetics students was conducted at Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby Farmers’ Markets (NSW) and highlights several major benefits of farmers’ markets, including the […]

AFMA SUPPORTS WORLD BEE DAY 2021

AFMA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Wheen Bee Foundation in support of WORLD BEE DAY 2021. In effect, AFMA and supportive farmers’ markets across Australia will be buzzing with activities to raise awareness of the vital role bees play in our food chain. We need bees. Farmers need bees to pollinate our […]

MARKET MANAGER OPPORTUNITY

Sydney’s major Saturday farmers’ market is seeking the equivalent of a market manager… ASSISTANT PRODUCER – FOOD EVENTS CARRIAGEWORKS Carriageworks are seeking an experienced Assistant Producer – Food Events to assist in the delivery, planning, and production of Carriageworks Farmers Markets and the broader food program. This is a part time role of 4 days […]

DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2021

OUTSTANDING FARMERS’ MARKET ENTRIES OPEN NOW! There is only one national award that recognises excellence and authentic farmers’ markets  in Australia. The OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET Award is offered annually by the terrific team at Delicious Magazine as part of the Delicious Produce Awards 2021. If you sell at, manage or shop in a farmers’ market […]