AFMA is the national peak organisation for the Australian farmers’ market sector.
The membership of the AFMA Executive Committee comprises a representative from each state farmers’ market association, plus specialist co-opted members. The maximum membership is set at 10.
Jane Adams (Acting)
Harvest Farmers’ Market Launceston, TAS
A champion and catalyst of farmers’ markets since 1999, Jane’s original US research was pivotal to introducing the sector in Australia. Her marketing consultancy company specialises in food, wine and regional community development projects. An occasional food writer, she grows fruit trees and leafy greens on her Sydney balcony.
Richard Bennett has been involved with Willunga Farmers Market since soon after its inception as a customer, producer of award-winning garlic, and recently, Operations Management. He has long term interests in sustainable agriculture, and experience with dairying, beef cattle and managing farm forestry systems in the Adelaide Hills.
For 12 years Peter ran an award-winning, certified organic community grocer in Sydney before moving to rural NE Victoria. He completed post graduate studies in food policy and worked as a policy adviser to independent politician Cathy McGowan. He is now the Executive Officer at the Victorian Farmers Markets Association.
Janelle is a long-standing stallholder at Margaret River Farmers’ Market and a member of the market committee. The family farm produces table grapes, dried grapes, citrus and preserves. Her professional off-farm life has focused on community health and nutrition.
Jenny is a primary producer and Chairperson of the WA Farmers’ Markets Association. Her long involvement with farmers’ markets dates to the establishment of the Gascoyne Growers Markets (WA). Her published research measures the social, economical and environmental impact of this market on local community. Jenny works for WA Country Health as a health promotion practitioner.
Amanda is the Chief Operating Officer of Harvest Launceston. She has over 20 years experience in food manufacturing, regulation, manufacturing and certification. With qualifications in agricultural science, viticulture and law, Amanda is able to provide valuable support to many food artisans.
Amanda is particularly passionate about preparing food and beverage businesses to access local and international markets and to ultimately grow their dreams. She lives in the West Tamar region of Northern Tasmania and loves being part of an established premium food and wine culture.
If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact AFMA by emailing here.