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• Side elasticated waist
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65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Cork Mercury Dark Navy
27” (68.5cm) inside leg
29” (74cm) inside leg
31” (79cm) inside leg
33” (84cm) inside leg
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IT’S A COMMON weekend scene: Trestle tables groan under the
weight of fruit, vegetables, eggs and honey, while shoppers mingle
with friends or talk to the farmers who’ve grown the produce
they’re about to buy. There’s usually a musician playing an
instrument, people sipping coffee, and lots of laughter.
The growing number of farmers’ markets across the state has
created a strong a link between city and farming communities. The
events, often held weekly or monthly, are not to be missed if you’re
taking a road trip to one of our regional towns.
During the current drought, shopping at a farmers’ market gives
farming communities immediate and direct economic benefits.
And, for the consumer, the cost of a bag of apples comes with the
added bonus of a chat with the farmer about his farming
techniques and practices. Plus, you take home fresh-as-it-gets
produce that’s grown in the local area.
Most regions around NSW and the ACT have farmers’ markets.
The emphasis is on fresh food that’s locally grown and farmed in
sustainable and environmentally friendly ways, along with the
ethical and humane treatment of animals – all things consumers are
The aim is for the food to be as unprocessed as possible. The
Mudgee Farmers’ Markets, for instance, sells authentic products
that have been “grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked or
smoked” by the stallholders. They have a passion for their produce
and sell it direct to a growing customer base.
Along with farm gate operations, wineries and farm tours,
farmers’ markets have surged in popularity in the last decade to
become important tourist attractions for their regions. So, if
you’re packing up the car for a road trip to the country, make sure
you include some reusable bags to carry your purchases. You’ll
have fun, buy food just a kilometre or two from where it was grown,
and help a farming community when it most needs it.
WHAT IS A FARMERS’ MARKET?
Not all markets are considered equal. The Australian
Farmers’ Markets Association has developed rules and
guidelines so shoppers know they’re buying authentic
farmers’ produce from the source.
According to the AFMA, best practice farmers’ markets
are where stallholders are the farmers, their families or
farm staff. Resellers aren’t permitted and the emphasis is
placed on farm-direct and artisan-made food sales. Craft
items are typically excluded.
For information on where to find farmers’ markets, visit
Because of the severity of the drought, some farmers’ markets
have been cancelled in the short term. Most towns, however,
are trying to keep them going. The markets bring in revenue
not only to local producers, but also to the wider community.
They’re a great way for you to support and get to know
your local farmers and their fantastic produce
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