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NSW Crown Showgrounds: survey and focus groups

[Image of the Bega Valley showground pavilion sourced from the Bega Valley History Scrapbook and published here under Creative Commons licence.] Is your market conducted at your local showgound on Crown land? Then it's in your best interest to participate in the consultation process just announced by the NSW Department of Industry. Showgrounds are precious … Continue reading NSW Crown Showgrounds: survey and focus groups

New Country of Origin labelling requirements mandatory from 1 July 2018

Back in 2016, the Australian government introduced new requirements for labelling almost all food with Country of Origin information. On 1 July 2018, these requirements become mandatory for all food retailers, including stall holders at farmers markets. There are very few exceptions: alcoholic beverages, tea & coffee, biscuits, seasonings, confectionery and snack foods. Ready-to-eat vendors … Continue reading New Country of Origin labelling requirements mandatory from 1 July 2018

Farmers markets in NSW unite to support our farmers

After more than a year of planning, a new state-based organisation has launched to represent genuine farmers markets in New South Wales and is calling for membership. Recognised by the Australian Farmers' Markets Association, the new Farmers Markets Alliance of NSW will work to raise public awareness of what makes an authentic farmers market, ensuring … Continue reading Farmers markets in NSW unite to support our farmers

Notice of FMANSW Inaugural Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that the inaugural annual general meeting of the Farmers Markets Alliance of NSW Inc will be held 8.00pm Wednesday 29 November 2017 via teleconference AGENDA Attendance President’s report Financial report Election of office bearers Other business Contact FMANSW President Kate Raymond on 0413 920 620 for teleconference dial-in details.