From the National Farmers Federation The Federal Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment has provided $4m in funding to the National Farmers’ Federation to develop and trial the Scheme. Funding has been made available through the $34m Agriculture Stewardship Package. The package recognises that farmers, as stewards of the environment and as land managers … Continue reading You can help design the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme Trial
Probably the most important part of a website is the mailing list. Through your face-to-face contact and your social media, you have the tools you need to get people to sign up to a newsletter. Markets should definitely be doing this and stall holders, if you have the time, will also benefit.
A website is the main event. Getting a website is a big deal, but depending on what you want to do, it doesn’t have to cost a lot. There are loads of free and very low cost resources out there to build something simple yourself.
While farmers markets exist to support local farmers and local eaters, they also support local economy and a big contributor to most local economies, especially regional economies, is tourism. In this post, we look at how review and directory websites can provide valuable exposure for farmers markets at no cost.
Disclaimer: The FMANSW does not receive any payment from any of the resources mentioned in this post. All advice and information is provided in good faith. We do not accept any liability should you experience any financial hardship after following any of our recommendations. In our blog series "How to market your market", we're covering … Continue reading Social media for farmers markets
In our first post in this "How to market your market" series, we covered how to create and maintain a Google My Business listing. While that one marketing tool alone will generate a lot of free exposure, there are some other levers you can pull that Google makes freely available.
Finding customers can be a challenge. Farmers markets and stall holders are often operating on tiny budgets with small teams and limited time. With so many logistics to take care of, marketing – attracting customers – often ends up at the bottom of the pile. But there are a lot of powerful marketing tools available that don't cost a cent and are well worth you setting aside some time to get them set up right.
Have you joined the "COVID-pivot" craze to sell your products online yet? Don't miss this opportunity to reach more customers during this time of food system disruption. The Australian Small Business Advisory Service is offering a free one-day ZOOM webinar to help markets and stall holders sell their products online. Modern websites are geared to … Continue reading Free webinar for markets and stall holders to create their own online store
Confusion is the order of the day in Australia, as we face a health crisis unlike any other in our past. COVID-19 has upturned our comfortable, privileged lives and while most of us are coming to terms with the loss of many freedoms we assumed would always be preserved, there are others who are slower … Continue reading Farmers markets prove essential in time of crisis
The Australian Farmers' Markets Association is our national representative body. Founded in 2003, this volunteer-run organisation has been working to create a cohesive fellowship of farmers markets across Australia, committed to supporting farmers and local communities. Through many years of research both here and overseas, AFMA has developed a set of model rules that advocate … Continue reading Reminder: Annual update for farmers markets info on AFMA website now due