The Delicious Magazine annual Produce Awards celebrate Australia’s best food (and now beverage) producers.
The cavalcade of categories this year includes a new award, the Readers’ Choice Outstanding Farmers Market won by Adelaide Farmers Market, one of the original farmers’ markets trading weekly on Sundays in central Adelaide. It is a fabulous showcase of regional SA produce.
Another new farmers’ market award this year – Farmers Market Community Initiative – recognises a market for a pandemic era community food initiative. The award has been won by Alphington Farmers Market for its role in the establishment of the Melbourne Moving Feast project.
‘Farmers’ markets have proved amazingly resilient and reliable over the past year, innovating to support their communities when food supply chains have been so disrupted. It’s fabulous to see markets recognised for their tenacity and commitment to purposeful local food systems.
‘Alphington Farmers’ Market was one of the founding partners of Moving Feast, a innovative social enterprise triggered by the pandemic that launched a new paddock-to-plate, culturally appropriate farm-to-table fresh produce chain – grow, harvest, deliver – supported by market stallholders and the market’s own vegetable plot. Ground-breaking, inspiring and deserving!’ commented Jane Adams, spokesperson for the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association.