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Are Farmers Markets Really Farmers Markets?

By pepmeup 9 May 2009 45

G’day all,

Just a quick question are the Farmers Markets in Canberra really Farmers Markets?

It seems every winter there is very little change in whats available to purchase!

I struggle to grown anything in my little veggie patch during the colder months. Can the variety offered really come from local farmers?

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Are Farmers Markets Really Farmers Markets?
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pepmeup 11:25 am 04 Jul 09

this article in the weekly times is well worth a read, yes it is melbourne and not canberra but there are some common themes


chokubaijo 5:38 pm 03 Jul 09

Just a quick note on local fresh produce at the farmers markets.

Gleann na Meala, one of the original stall holders of the market, has just become certified organic. The farm is only 14km from the market and the veg is picked on friday to be sold on saturday.

So it is a local producer of fresh organic veg at the markets

GB 12:56 pm 06 Jun 09

JJ: shiny, not red. And small. Wouldn’t mistake them for greenhouse ones!

Our jalapeños are still going too — despite the insane efforts of the possums to eat every jalapeño and every leaf. The winter greens are flowering – I suppose they think its spring.

Is anyone still picking good tomatoes, or is it just the plants struggling on?

Pommy bastard 12:10 pm 06 Jun 09

If you are there early enough, and have a discerning eye, good produce can be bought at Jamison Trash and Treasure. Some of the small market garden, I presume local, stuff is first rate.

sepi 12:10 pm 06 Jun 09

My pumpkin vine has melted out in the open, but the parts where it escaped into the long grass or the garden beds are doing fine.

Same for tomatoes – the ones out in the open are gone, but the ones next to the brick wall are still green and healthy.

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