farmers markets

Farmers Markets

A farmers market is primarily fresh food market, often where farmers from local areas sell their produce directly to the public .Consumers may benefit by purchasing in season quality food produce at affordable prices.  Supporting farmers markets strengthens local economy as profits are staying in community, as well as  reduces environment impact since the food transport is limited from producer to consumers.

Resources

Food Co-operatives

Australian Farmers Markets Association 
www.farmersmarkets.org.au

Support local produce and have a great time doing it at one of the Illawarra’s wonderful local markets.

Check the Local Directory for a list of current markets

Maxine Szeto has recently completed her thesis, “Planning for food security. Do farmers’ markets contribute to food security?”, as part of her Bachelor of Planning Degree at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales. Click here to access Maxine’s thesis.