What’s your story? Farmers markets in times of crisis

The Kiama Farmers Market implemented strict social distancing protocols, including totally reorganising their market layout to facilitate better crowd movements. Photo supplied: Elev8 Aerial Images

Collecting and compiling the stories of farmers and farmers markets in New South Wales.

Climate change and drought.

A summer of bushfires that wiped out somewhere between 5 and 10 percent of the state of New South Wales.

A global pandemic that has reached into everyone’s life – city and country.

How do we survive and recover from disasters that have such devastating impacts on communities and our food systems?

We want to know how your farmers market and your farmers have responded to these extraordinary times.

Let’s hear and share each other’s stories. Let’s celebrate our resilience and learn from each other’s successes… and losses.

The FMANSW is inviting all farmers markets and the farmers and businesses who rely on them to write down your experiences and send them to us.

We want to record these stories for posterity and we want to make sure we’re recognising the vitally important role that farmers markets play within local food systems and communities, particularly in times of crisis.

So, what’s your story?

Send your story (no word limit) and any photos to office@fmansw.org.au and we’ll help your market get the recognition it deserves.

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