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Farmers' Markets To Hold Second Conference

Farmers' Markets To Hold Second Conference

Two years after Famers’ Markets NZ held it’s first inaugural conference we will be hosting delegates from over 40 markets members, from Invercargill to Keri Keri, for another 2 days of networking, stratagising and socializing.  The official Sunshine Capital of NZ, Marlborough,   will provide the backdrop for what promises to be a weekend of inspiration and motivation with a couple glasses of world class wines to sample as we discover the hidden localvore in all of us. International guest speakers, inspirational NZ speakers and open panels will allow all delegates to find out what is happening around NZ and the world with the continued growth and community acceptance of Farmers’ markets.    

What are the main issues moving forward? and how do ensure that the success of our farmers’ markets today remain as a important link in the food chain, from farm gate to dinner plate.  Meet and talk with your peers, market managers, producers and consumers, and enjoy the taste of Marlborough hospitality

The increasing number of farmers markets throughout New Zealand is a tangible indication of changing shopping and marketing practices.  Customers seeking fresh, good quality, local produce are coming face to face with local farmers', growers, preservers, and bakers with delicious consequences. Add increased returns to food producers, a boost to regional economic development, social benefits and tourism spin-offs to the mix and quite clearly farmers' markets have something to offer everyone.  This will be the highlight of the year for anybody that has a vested interest in Farmers’ Market, it is our chance to network and socialise with others of like mind, this conference will celebrate the success of the hard work that has been put back into recognising regional cuisine and play an important role in ensuring that the primary producers of NZ can be seen and heard, as a united voice.   What does the future hold?  How doe we ensure that today’s success continues?   There are a number of issues and concerns that all markets must face as we continue to supply consumers with the very best farm fresh produce.  Authenticity is regarded as one of these, as the public  supports individual markets in there own communities we need to ensure that NZ Farmers markets stay focused and true to our producers and consumers nationwide

Guest speakers include John Stanley from Australia (retail guru) , Bernadine Prince from Washington DC (Farmers' Market Advocate) , Jonny Schwass from Christchurch (Gold Medal Winning Chef)  and Sue Kedgley from (Safe food Campaigner).  For more information and the full conference program go to


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