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Melbourne Farmers’ Markets: January

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on January 13th, 2010

Source: Melbourne Community Farmers’ Markets

January 2010 Newsletter:

Greetings and best wishes for a fabulous year to come.

Here’s a New Year resolution I prepared earlier…get to a farmers’ market every week in 2010 and bring someone new along as often as possible to help spread the word. Easy!  No doubt you’ll be heading in some direction across Victoria this summer so check out the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association website www.vicfarmersmarkets.org.au before you go so you can find the local spoils and make the most of supporting regional Victoria.

January will be overflowing with seasonal colour and flavour so revel in new season raspberries, capsicums, blueberries, beans, tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, strawberries, potatoes, eggplant, pistachios, garlic, apricots, lettuce, plums and zucchini – what a sensational range we are spoilt by at this time of year.

This month has five Saturdays so note that there are no MCFMs on Saturday 30th but do find another on the VFMA website and get along.

Please give your feedback – this tick is the symbol which celebrates the 250+ accredited stallholders so far and, in 2010, is for markets themselves to apply. We need your help to make sure claims to be a genuine farmer, producer or farmers’ market are just that. If you don’t see this sign on a farmers’ market stall ask the stallholder directly…are you accredited as the grower or maker of what you sell? Let us know your feelings about how we are doing around the State because that’s the key to our integrity and our future.  We’re farmers’ markets and proud of it! Cheers and thanks.

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