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FMNZ Conference only 10 Days Away

FMNZ Conference only 10 Days Away

 

Registration still available at www.farmersmarkets.org.nz 

The Farmers’ Market is a celebration of local produce, it is creating an awareness of primary produce at a regional level and also developing a strong sense of community.  In a society where we are becoming more aware of what is in our food and where it comes from, it is to our advantage to trust the source of our products and build that direct relationship with the grower.

Join diverse speakers such as John Stanley (dynamic retail speaker, AUS), Jane Adams (Founder of Australian Farmer's Markets, AUS), Bernadine Prince (Fresh Farm Markets, USA), Sue Kedgley (Safe Food Campaigner, NZ), Dr Allan Cameron (Massey University), Jonny Schwass (Restaurater and chef, CHCH) and many others as we digest and work towards providing authentic farmers's market experiences through out NZ for consummers and food producers

 

Change or Die – John Stanley – KEY NOTE SPEAKER (AUS)

Farmers markets are now part of main stream retailing.  The point of difference that attracted consumer two years ago is now not the ‘draw card’.  This means farmers markets have to develop new ways to attract the consumer.

This situation is not unique to New Zealand, it is a global challenge.  John will use his global experience working with farmers markets to provide an insight to how we need to develop farmers markets in New Zealand to ensure we have a positive future 

10 EASY STEPS TO BECOMING A LOCAVORE 

 

• Register for the Farmers' Market NZ conference 30 May 2008

 

• Buy a seasonal produce calendar

 

• Start a backyard vegetable garden

  

• Shop at a farmers’ market

 

• Plant a balcony herb garden

 

• Only buy New Zealand grown produce

 

• Visit local farms and roadside stalls regularly

 

• Look over neighbours’ fences and start to barter

 

• Plant edible trees – especially fruit and nut 

 

• Encourage your local shops to stock locally grown food

 

List compiled by Jane Adams (AUS)

 

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