FARMERS’ MARKETS FOOD SAFETY GUIDE
This nationally relevant practical guide was released in August 2015 and is provided for the use of all interested farmers’ market stakeholders – farmers, specialty food producers, stallholders, market managers, and community and government organisations to assist with the maintenance of best practice food safety standards in Australia’s farmers markets. Available free to all interested parties as a pdf download.
Click here to download the Food Safety Guide pdf.
CoOL FOOD LABELLING FACT SHEET
This FACT SHEET provides introductory information on the new FOOD LABELLING Standards that will become mandatory on 1 July 2018. Click here to download the CoOL FOOD LABELLING FACT SHEET
BIO-SECURITY FACT SHEET FOR FARMERS’ MARKETS
The Department of Agriculture has produced a Fact Sheet for Farmers Markets offering bio-security tips.
COMPARING COSTS OF SHOPPING AT FARMERS’ MARKETS
Griffith University and the NSW Local Health District in the Northern Rivers region have collaborated to research regional food shopping habits and the costs of basic fresh foods at farmers’ markets versus other food stores and supermarkets.
A summary report is attached here: farmers’ markets research report 2018 executive summary & infographic
BUILDING SUCCESSFUL FARMERS’ MARKETS
FARMA UK (the UK farmers’ market association equivalent) have published a booklet Building Successful Farmers’ Markets. While oriented in parts specifically to UK activities, it’s a practical and useful guide for all farmers’ market managers with tips on:
• Attracting and keeping Customers
• Increasing Market Day turnover
• Finding Producers
• Community Extension Projects
Available at: www.farma.org.uk