WHAT IS A FARMERS' MARKET?

A farmers’ market is a predominantly fresh food market that operates regularly within a community at a focal public location. It provides a suitable environment for farmers and food producers to sell farm origin and associated value added processed food products directly to customers.

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WHO RUNS THE MUDGEE FARMERS' MARKETS?

The Mudgee Farmers’ Market is run by Mudgee Fine Foods Incorporated (MFFI).
MFFI is a non-profit organisation launched in June 2005 to increase the awareness of our local food industry and to promote the Mudgee region in conjunction with Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Assn. Inc. and Mudgee Region Tourism. The Farmers’ Market give the community and visitors to the region the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown foods, delicious artisan produce and plants directly from the grower/maker. It gives local producers the opportunity to meet and connect with their customers in a cost-effective way, whilst selling and promoting their products.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Mudgee Farmers’ Markets are all about our region’s farmers and food producers of quality regional produce. This includes fresh and artisan produced, value added foods and beverages. Our current stallholders are made up of vegetable, fruit, meat, eggs and wine producers, artisan cheese, chocolate, honey, jam, preserve, condiment and bread makers, self-propagated plants and flowers.

As we run the Farmers’ Markets under strict industry guidelines under no circumstances will any type of craft be allowed to be sold at the Farmers’ Markets.

Based on the ‘100 mile’ principle (160 km) the region is broadly defined as the Mid-Western Regional area. This includes: Mudgee, Gulgong, Rylstone, Kandos, Gratti, Hargraves and Ilford. Producers from other neighbouring areas are welcome to apply and applications will be reviewed and considered by the MFFI Committee.

Cooked foods must be of the highest quality and where possible utilise local produce – ideally from other stallholders. All food stallholders need to conform to NSW Food Authority guidelines. See www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au

In the interests of public health any breaches of food safety and handling may result in an inability to attend the Markets in the future.

DOES MY BUSINESS QUALIFY?

Please read the Farmers’ Market Charter to ascertain if your business meets the geographical and product criteria to attend the Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers’ Market.