The Centre for Rural Health (Lismore) of Griffith University has just published their findings on what motivates shoppers at the Murwillumbah Farmers Market. The report focuses on the pivotal role farmers markets play in developing community cohesion and trust, especially between farmers and consumers. Local food = local focus = local energy and sustained community […]
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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 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. Mullumbimby […]
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 […]
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
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: […]
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
The AFMA Chair’s Report 2019 is available here: AUSTRALIAN FARMERS MARKETS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REPORT