COUNTRY LOVING

Shopping for country living? Or farming solo and shopping for romance?
The casting team of Farmer Wants A Wife is casting now… and seeking SINGLE AUSSIE FARMERS, male or female to be part of the next series of Farmer Wants a Wife in 2022.
If you or someone you know fits the bill, the Fremantle crew would love to hear from you!
Apply via the website https://farmerwantsawife.com.au/ or email the Casting Team
And if the farmer has a farmers market stall that’s sure to nurture romance!
NOTE: Single ladies looking for a farmer, they haven’t forgotten you! Gender equity applies. There is a special section for you on the website.

FIND A MARKET- NATIONAL LIST UPDATE CALL-OUT

AFMA‘s Find A Market Directory lists best practice farmers’ markets across Australia.

It’s the only national directory linking farmers, artisan food producers and shoppers.

Make sure your local market is listed to grow your market!

 

If your market is not listed, Download the REGISTRATION FORM.

If your market listing needs updating please also complete the Registration Form and return as directed:

Web Registration Letter 2021 – 22

WEB LISTING REGISTRATION 2021 – 2022

 

More info?

Contact Jane:  info@farmersmarkets.org.au

 

BEST BAKERS SOUGHT TO RISE & SHINE

OK, spatulas down all you terrific amateur artisan and home bakers…
Maybe it’s your turn to make the crustiest sourdough loaf, fluffiest sponge or puffiest profiteroles…?
Showcase your baking talents (and maybe Nana’’s favourite apple pie recipe) in the new TV-series of  THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE-OFF!

Regular farmers’ market shoppers who love their ovens, flour and yeast, kneading and icing, this is your chance…
And please share with your passionate baker mates…

CASTING NOW  * THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFF *   We’re looking for Australia’s best home bakers!  Don’t be shy, put yourself forward or tag star bakers that you know.  CASTING will close soon so don’t miss out.  APPLY NOW

2021 DELICIOUS AWARDS OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET FINALISTS

Congratulations to the GOLD MEDAL FINALISTS in the OUTSTANDING FARMERS MARKET category of the 2021 DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS:

  • Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market, SA
  • Alphington Farmers’ Market, VIC
  • Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, TAS
  • Kiama Farmers’ Market, NSW
  • Willunga Farmers’ Market, SA

The Winner will be announced in August.

Hats off too to the many farmers and artisan food producers who also have won Gold Medals in their produce categories – many of whom are regular stallholders at farmers’ markets.  Our food producers, stallholders, market managers and regular market shoppers are ALL awesome!

 

COVID SAFETY FACT SHEET UPDATED

AFMA is concerned that all farmers’ markets are committed to the continued operation of COVID SAFE  farmers’ markets to support the livelihoods of farmers and food artisans, and shoppers’ health and access to fresh food.

Guidelines to assist market managers, stallholders and shoppers are available as a FREE download from the AFMA website.

The most recent update is June 2021.  The guidelines will be regularly reviewed.

FARMERS’ MARKETS CREATE A BUZZ FOR BEES

Farmers’ Markets across Australia will be creating a Buzz For Bees in celebration of World Bee Day 2021 (20 May) an initiative promoted by the Wheen Bee Foundation in conjunction with campaign partner, the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association.

Their market day activities are intended to highlight the significance of bees in our food supply and will span 10 days from 15 – 23 May.

Expect to see shoppers and stallholders wearing yellow, bee talks, honey tastings, Waggle dancing for the kids, breakfast honey muffins, bee friendly plants and much more to make a resonating buzz at farmers’ markets in all states.

Bee Alert!

FOR MORE INFO:

Media Release World Bee Week -Farmers Markets Final

WE NEED BEES @ FARMERS’ MARKETS – FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

 

Bzzzzz, bzzzz – attention All Farmers’ Market Managers

The Wheen Bee Foundation has extended the deadline for market managers to lodge their WE NEED BEES Market Day activities to 8 May 2021. [Or 15 May if your event is happening the following week.]

The PLEDGE FORM is here:  WBF036 AFMA WBD Pledge Form

The WE NEED BEES TOOLKIT is here:  AFMA-World-Bee-Day-7.pdf

So please get buzzing!

Enquiries:  Jane Adams  M: 0417 733715

FARMERS’ MARKETS FOSTER COMMUNITY & TRUST

New research conducted by Griffith University (McKinnis and Wilkinson) shows that farmers’ markets have played a vital role in fostering trust and community connections in our now Covid-era. The survey by two nutrition and dietetics students was conducted at Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby Farmers’ Markets (NSW) and highlights several major benefits of farmers’ markets, including the alleviation of feelings of Covid-19 induced isolation and loneliness.

NSW farmers’ markets were classified as an essential food service by state government under Covid. The Northern Rivers region shoppers reported that they wanted to buy local healthy produce and felt safer shopping in the fresh air. They trust and want to support regional farmers, the local economy and sustainable farming. But the greatest benefit was social connection.

To learn more go to:

Griffith University Student Research Report April 2021

 

AFMA SUPPORTS WORLD BEE DAY 2021

AFMA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Wheen Bee Foundation in support of WORLD BEE DAY 2021.

In effect, AFMA and supportive farmers’ markets across Australia will be buzzing with activities to raise awareness of the vital role bees play in our food chain. We need bees. Farmers need bees to pollinate our food plants. We need bees for food security and to support biodiversity and eco-systems.

As World Bee Day is a Thursday farmers’ markets are invited to celebrate and support this initiative for a whole week from 15 – 23 May, straddling two weekends and World Bee Day.

More details to come… or contact

info@farmersmarkets.org.au

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.