Whilst we wish we were rolling into 2020 on a better note, sadly it’s been an extremely tough summer for many of our stallholders.
Many have been severely affected by the bushfires across several regions including the length of the NSW South Coast, Snowy Mountains, South West Slopes and Southern Highlands, experiencing partial or total destruction of property, equipment, crops and stocks.
We genuinely care about the welfare of our many farmers and producers, their families and their livelihoods, and will do whatever it takes to help and support our Farmers Market community.
Up until now, the most significant impact on our stallholders has been drought – now you add these devastating fires to the mix which will affect our stallholders in terms of short-term supply of produce, long term production and access into Canberra.
One of the ways you can support our stallholders is to continue to shop with us, buy what produce there is available and give via onsite donations.
Join us for the first Market of the year on this coming Saturday 11th January 2020, where we will launch the Farmers Market Community Bushfire Appeal.
To start the appeal, the Rotary Club of Hall has donated $50,000, but we really need your help too.
How you can assist:
- Donation buckets will be available onsite at the Market from this Saturday, and every Saturday throughout January (11th, 18th, 25th). Donations can be made via cash, or electronically.
- You can also nominate how else you can assist Rotary’s efforts by completing a form available at the Rotary bushfire marquee located at the front of the shed.
Find out more about our appeal, what you can do to help and where your money goes HERE
So, what’s new as we start the new year?
We have two fabulous new stallholders to come in and try. First up we have M&N Top Spot. And they have the most deliciously juicy cherries just waiting for you. This family owned and managed cherry farm has been operating for the past 27 years. They’ll also have fresh plums, apricots, persimmons, figs and loquat.
If bakery goods are more your thing, come in and see Market newcomer Three Mills Bakery. Based in Majura Park, Three Mills is an artisan sourdough and pastry bakery. This small, close knit team of bakers and pastry chefs are passionate about creating hand made products to be consumed fresh. Products include specialty sourdough such as quinoa and walnut, twice-cooked croissants and savoury danishes, with a focus on using local products and suppliers, and the donation of waste products back to local farmers.
Don’t forget, our Market trading hours remain 7.30am – 11.30am Saturdays.
And remember, all profits from Market stallholder fees are fed back into regional communities and other projects chosen by the Rotary Club of Hall, so when you buy from the Capital Region Farmers Market you really are buying produce with purpose.
See you on Saturday 11th January 2020 – bright and early!
The Capital Region Farmers Market Team
A community project of the Rotary Club of Hall