Which would you rather do? Wander around outside, grab a coffee and a bite to eat while doing your food shopping and chatting to neighbours; or tackle the busy supermarket aisles trying to avoid people with trolleys?
Farmer's markets are like a breath of fresh air (literally!) – you’ll find food at the peak of its freshness and actually see the people who produce it.
Fresh, fresh, fresh
The food you find at a farmer's market is the freshest and tastiest available. No long-distance shipping and no sitting for weeks in cold storage.
With produce flown in from all over the world, you would be forgiven for not knowing whether something is in season or not. We have become accustomed to being able to access anything at any time of year. The food you find at a farmer's market is seasonal, delicious and hasn’t collected any air miles.
Support family businesses
By supporting local producers and buying from them directly gives a better return for all the hard work they’ve invested in their business.
Protect the environment
Produce at the farmer's market is transported shorter distances and is often grown using methods that minimise the impact on our environment.
Discover something new
At the farmer's market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: purple carrots, heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, watermelon radishes and much, much more.
Not just fruit and veggies
Farmer's markets offer more than just food: local designers and artists, drinks, and local musicians, to name just a few.
You know where your food has come from
A regular trip to a farmer's market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from. Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced.