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!

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/

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)

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.

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