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Farmers’ Market

 

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Wednesdays used to be different. 

I used to make a slice every Wednesday. I'd take it to a friend's house, and drink tea.

Wednesdays are now a flurry of labelling and last minute baking and packing up and chalk-boarding. At 3pm every Wednesday a bell rings and our weekly farmers' market starts. 

 

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Of all the things I've done in the last year, helping to get this market started is one of the things I'm most proud of. It has the best committee I've ever worked with, I love them, and the market is going gang busters. We began in February, it was opened by the Mayor, and my Dad rang the opening bell, which was awesome. It certainly is the Year of Family Farming. 

 

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So every Wednesday we're not in a comfortable chair nibbling slice or sipping tea. But we're part of the revolution that's permanently shifting people from fluorescent-lit aisles of pre-packaged food to buying their food from the people who grow or make it. 

 

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Is there a Farmers' Market near you? Do yourself a favour and go and buy some fresh apples. And you could take some home-baked slice for the apple farmer, then you'll both be making the world better. 

xxx

More information about the Kiama Farmers' Market can be found here.

5 Comments on “Farmers’ Market

Just Joyful
April 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

My goodness! I noticed what time this post went up – 12:18am!!! Crazy woman – you should be all tucked up in bed at that time.

We have a monthly farmers’ market here in Bathurst, and I’m mostly there pretty early so I can check out all the goodies, especially the French Vanilla slice made by a lovely lady who simply can’t keep up with the demand for it.

Of course there are jams, cheeses, breads, meats, vegies, and all sorts of other things to try, but I just can’t go past a good piece of home-made slice.

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Charley
April 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Just loving your dad’s hat 🙂
We go to Ramsgate Foodies Market every Saturday, food and drink direct from the producers, you should come up with your goodies some time?
Charley x

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Julie
April 12, 2014 at 8:57 am

Oh how I wish we had a weekly farmers market in our small town. There is a monthly one but a lot of the produce is still bought in from away. Your stall looks lovely!

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Mrs Homespun
April 15, 2014 at 8:58 am

What a lovely market, and how proud you must be to be part of it! Great photo of you too!

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Melissa
April 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm

I am re-discovering our Farmer’s Market every Saturday (soon to be every Saturday and Tuesday as the weather warms). It’s such a wonderful place to be and such a wonderful feeling knowing I’m supporting my neighbors instead of another big box store…plus, there is no comparison when it comes to food quality 🙂

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