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 responsibly to offer maximum common sense reduction of risk at this challenging time.  Farmers’ markets are a fundamental link in our healthy food chain and no more than now should we be eating fresh healthy food.  What’s more, we need to support our farmers and artisan food producers many of whose livelihoods depend on their weekly trading at farmers’ markets.

Sell and shop local, sell and shop seasonal and healthy food, sell and shop in the fresh air and – shop with you own trolley!

This FACT SHEET will be updated as required and is intended to assist market managers, stallholders and shoppers in farmers’ markets minimise health risk and ensure maintenance of best practice public health safety.

AFMA FACT SHEET COVID-19 – 9 May 2020

 

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:  https://forms.gle/KmynsZ1ZDLeCS5M39

Nomination Closing Date:  11 May 2020

Awards Finalists and Awards Ceremony dates will be advised in due course.

More Details:  Contact Awards Manager Lucy Allon 0419 299 862

Email:  lucy@lucyallon.com.au

 

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 prepared to pay more for locally grown produce, and for the convivial market shopping experience.  Produce quality and access were also rated highly.

Stallholders cited benefits including brand awareness, 44% noting that marketing and consumer outreach was a primary reason for their participation.

The report authors, Maria Belen Yanotti and Laura Ripoli Gonzalez also examined the market’s contribution to cultural value, education, community building and tourism.

For more information please contact:  Laura Ripoli Gonzalez, UTAS

laura.ripoligonzalez@utas.edu.au

 

Harvest Launceston, every Saturday morning

AUSTRALIA’S OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET 2019

 

Drum roll and loud clapping for WILLUNGA FARMERS’ MARKET (SA) announced as Australia’s Most Outstanding Farmers’ Market at the 2019 DELICIOUS Produce Awards.

Established in 2002, it has traded every Saturday since and has become a healthy farm to fork shopping habit for local farmers, artisan food producers and shoppers.

Congratulations too to the two finalist markets:  MARGARET RIVER FARMERS’ MARKET (WA) and MULLUMBIMBY FARMERS’ MARKET (NSW)

FARMERS MARKET FINALISTS IN DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2019 ANNOUNCED

Drum roll and congratulations for the three finalist markets in the DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2019:

Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market (NSW)
Margaret River River Farmers’ Market (WA)
Willunga Farmers’ Market (SA)

This trio set best practice standards for farmers’ markets nationally and are integral to their communities.

The winning market will be announced at the Delicious Produce Awards 2019 on 19 August in Sydney.

SETTING UP A REAL FARMERS MARKET?

AFMA has published a FACT SHEET to encourage the evolution of authentic farmers’ markets.  It is a useful resource for market operators seeking to realign their market to the AFMA Model Rules or new-start markets wishing to establish a genuine farmers’ market.

Download the free FACT SHEET