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 per week. Whilst the nature of this role affords flexibility in the working week, it is essential that Saturday be a regular working day.

Please email jobs@carriageworks.com.au with the subject line “Food Events – Assistant Producer” for a position description and instructions on how to apply for the role.

 

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 that you feel deserves to be recognised for its authenticity and community contribution, be sure to enter it now !
Entries Open until 5pm 23 May 2021.
Click here for more details:

COVID SAFETY FACT SHEET – Updated December 2020

Hats off to all farmers’ market managers, stallholders and shoppers for making Australia’s farmers’ market mornings Covid-Safe during 2020.

The challenges however are still very much top of mind!

AFMA has revised the suggested Covid-Safe Guidelines to assist the farmers’ market community in their endeavours to make market day – and essential food supply – as safe as possible.

The latest version of the AFMA FACT SHEET COVID-19 (December 2020) can be found on the AFMA website.

AFMA FACT SHEET COVID-19 – December 20

 

NEW MARKET RESEARCH

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 development.

Read the report here:  Report Murwillumbah Farmers’ Market Nov 2020

 

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 and allied input suppliers nationally.

A major priority area for GIA is to improve awareness and preparedness of nursery operators in relation to biosecurity.

We are hoping to learn more about the size of the farmers market channel for greenlife (seedlings, shrubs, trees) to help inform our biosecurity strategic planning.

This survey will take 5 mins of your time and you are able to remain anonymous however, we encourage you to provide your email address so we may share relevant biosecurity information including alerts as they arise.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Click here to do the survey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market is 10 years old and thriving, an authentic well-managed and pivotal weekly link in the region’s local food chain.  Today it was recognised as Australia’s Most Outstanding Farmers’ Market by the judges of the 2020 Delicious Produce Awards, supported by Harvey Norman.

Shop here and you will be treated to Bangalow potatoes, Byron miso and tempeh, Brunswick Head eggs, pastured pork, organic veggies, olive oil, heritage poultry, Dorper lamb and Nimbin pecans and rice – and that’s just the short shopping list.

The market trades every Friday from 7am – 11am rail, hail or shine.

Congratulations to the Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market manager, its stallholders and loyal local shoppers.

Congratulations too to the other Finalist Markets – Alphington Farmers’ Market (VIC) and Kiama Farmers’ Market (NSW) which also headline the best practice and provenance of authentic farmers’ markets.

There are over 200 farmers’ markets trading regularly in all states.  The first Australian farmers’ market commenced trading in 1999 in Victoria.

www.farmersmarkets.org.au

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 communities, especially in this challenging year.
Congratulations:
*Alphington Farmers Market (VIC)
*Kiama Farmers’ Market (NSW)
*Mullumbimby Farmers Market (NSW)

For more information please contact:  Lucy Allon 0419 299 862

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!

DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2019 OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET WINNER IS…

 

Drum roll and congratulations to WILLUNGA FARMERS’ MARKET (SA) one of Australia’s first farmers’ markets (established in 2002) announced as Australia’s Most Outstanding Farmers’ Market at the 2019 DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS.

Willunga Farmers Market has traded continuously every Saturday since its inception and is well and truly entrenched inn the lives of the region’s farmers, artisan food producers and residents.

Congratulations too to the finalist markets:  Mullumbimby Farmers Market (NSW) and Margaret River farmers Market (WA)