Market Notice Board
This page is regularly updated with farmers’ markets community notices, job vacancies in farmers’ markets, and other matters of particular interest to market operators and managers. Please contact us if you would like to place a notice on the Bulletin Board.
NEW START FARMERS MARKET IN NSW HUNTER VALLEY – CALLING FOR STALLHOLDERS!
THIRD Saturday of each month 8 am – 2:30 pm.
First market dates Saturday March 23rd and Saturday April 21st
@ First Creek Wines 600 McDonald’s Road Pokolbin (2 minutes from the Golden Mile and highly visible from the road)
Will be promoted extensively through local businesses, email and social media channels, online campaigns, local tourism bodies, media and mailbox drops. The site has plenty of space for parking and is easily accessible. There will be entertainment and the market will be authentic and professionally managed.
The Hunter Valley Gourmet Market is a high quality market looking for the best of the best producers in the region. We are seeking producers of lamb, beef, pork, poultry, game, smallgoods; local seafood; bakers, cheese/dairy, fruit & vegetables,honey, artisan foods sold by the growers and makers.
If you are the maker of a quality product you would like to introduce to a community with a hunger for excellent, fresh and seasonal product contact Joanne Bradley for an information pack/application. You are welcome to call her directly on 0433 350 584 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Subject GOURMET Market
Deadline for submissions for March date 28 February.
CLUCK CLUCK – CALLING NSW EGG PRODUCERS!
Revised regulations apply to egg packaging and date stamping – please refer to:
Since 26 November 2014, all eggs produced and sold in NSW must be stamped with a unique identifier (code) for trace-back to the place of production in the event of a food poisoning outbreak. The only exceptions to this are businesses that:
- produce less than 20 dozen eggs a week, and
- sell those eggs direct from the farm gate, or
- use those eggs for a fundraising activity where the eggs will be cooked.
This initiative is part of a wider strategy to reduce the risk of food poisoning caused by eggs.
DAFF HORTICULTURE LEVIES
The Department of Agriculture Forestry + Fisheries Levy Department has contacted AFMA to seek support to circulate information to Farmers’ Market Stallholders concerning prevailing horticulture levy structures, their collection and the disbursement of funds raised.
This information is for the attention of ALL STALLHOLDERS selling HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS.
These include almonds, apples, avocadoes, bananas, cherries, chestnuts, citrus, custard apples, dried fruits, ginger, honey, lychees, macadamia nuts, mangoes, nursery products, hard onions, papaya, passionfruit, pears, persimmons, potatoes, stone-fruit, strawberries, table grapes and vegetables.
The frequency of submitting a levy/charge and return forms varies from commodity to commodity, ranging from monthly to quarterly and annually. It is up to individual stall holders to familiarise themselves with the prevailing Levy requirements.
ON-LINE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
Check out www.netinsure.com.au for handy on-line insurance for market operators and stallholders
Chegwyn Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd
Tel: 02 9604 6166 | Fax: 02 9604 6188
AUSTRALIAN OLIVE ASSOCIATION (AOA) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Olive producers selling in farmers’ markets are invited to learn more about the AOA Accreditation Program designed to ensure integrity and quality. Market mangers are asked to bring this program to the attention of their olive product stallholders. For more details go to http://www.australianextravirgin.com.au
ATTENTION HERB + SPICE PRODUCERS!
For latest industry news please contact:
Secretariat, PO Box 45, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Tel: 07 4153 3007
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