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Farmers Markets want your feedback

By johnboy - 20 October 2010 26

Farmers Markets

The Capital Region Farmers Market is looking to hear from you:

So if you haven’t heard by now, The Capital Region Farmers Market in EPIC have become a Saturday morning tradition in Canberra. After 6 years out in the shed in EPIC, they have grown to over 110 stallholders each week and attract some of Canberra’s smartest shoppers – the ones that like to buy direct from the producer and give the big supermarkets a wide berth.

Last year, the Rotary club of Hall, that runs the markets as a community project undertook a survey of customers. The feedback created some useful outcomes and helped them to lobby and undertake planning to do things like upgrade the parking, create new events such as the four chefs cooking demos and a parcel pickup service.

This year’s survey is now open for the next week and if you have shopped at the markets before and are keen to participate just click the link.

What’s Your opinion?


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Farmers Markets want your feedback
colourful sydney rac 4:37 pm 21 Oct 10

nhand42 said :

pepmeup said :

KB1971,
for the record the Batlow apple lady with the slinkies buys the apples from who ever she can, she does not have a farm or an orchid. A lot of the apples she sells actually come from growers not situated at Batlow.

Rofl. That’s brilliant. I wonder if she sometimes buys the apples from Woolies just for giggles.

Given that apples are more expensive at supermarkets, I am sure she does, just for giggles.

Give yourself an uppercut sunshine.

nhand42 4:32 pm 21 Oct 10

Jim Jones said :

nhand42 said :

Jim Jones said :

nhand42 said :

“attract some of Canberra’s smartest shoppers – the ones that like to buy direct from the producer and give the big supermarkets a wide berth.”

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

You’d be smug too if you had any inkling of the difference between fresh local produce and the crap you get from the big 2 supermarkets.

Been there, done that, didn’t rate it. They certainly taste “different” but as to “better”, that’s entirely subjective. I’ve certainly had my share of dodgy produce from farmer’s markets, to the point where I simply don’t bother anymore.

Feel free to spend your money there if you want, but I stand by my statement that many people shop at farmer’s markets because it makes them feel superior to the plebs who buy from the supermarkets.

So, in your considered opinion, people who choose to buy produce somewhere other than a supermarket is just being pretentious?

Absolutely not. I do think some people prefer the taste; as I said, it’s a subjective thing. There are also other indirect benefits to farmer’s markets; reduced pollution due to reduced transport, money going back into local communities, etc.

But I think there’s also an insufferable amount of smugness. People going on and on about “freshness” and “taste” and “organic”, and will pay double for a perceived massive leap in quality, when the reality is often a disappointing “meh”.

They had a thing on ABC where they sliced up tomatoes from Woolies and tomatoes from an “organic” farmer and the farmer himself was unable to tell which was which. That sums up my opinion of farmer’s markets in a nutshell.

nhand42 3:52 pm 21 Oct 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

What does this even mean?

http://dictionary.reference.com/

You’re welcome.

Jim Jones 3:47 pm 21 Oct 10

nhand42 said :

Jim Jones said :

nhand42 said :

“attract some of Canberra’s smartest shoppers – the ones that like to buy direct from the producer and give the big supermarkets a wide berth.”

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

You’d be smug too if you had any inkling of the difference between fresh local produce and the crap you get from the big 2 supermarkets.

Been there, done that, didn’t rate it. They certainly taste “different” but as to “better”, that’s entirely subjective. I’ve certainly had my share of dodgy produce from farmer’s markets, to the point where I simply don’t bother anymore.

Feel free to spend your money there if you want, but I stand by my statement that many people shop at farmer’s markets because it makes them feel superior to the plebs who buy from the supermarkets.

So, in your considered opinion, people who choose to buy produce somewhere other than a supermarket is just being pretentious?

nhand42 3:47 pm 21 Oct 10

pepmeup said :

KB1971,
for the record the Batlow apple lady with the slinkies buys the apples from who ever she can, she does not have a farm or an orchid. A lot of the apples she sells actually come from growers not situated at Batlow.

Rofl. That’s brilliant. I wonder if she sometimes buys the apples from Woolies just for giggles.

nhand42 3:14 pm 21 Oct 10

Jim Jones said :

nhand42 said :

“attract some of Canberra’s smartest shoppers – the ones that like to buy direct from the producer and give the big supermarkets a wide berth.”

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

You’d be smug too if you had any inkling of the difference between fresh local produce and the crap you get from the big 2 supermarkets.

Been there, done that, didn’t rate it. They certainly taste “different” but as to “better”, that’s entirely subjective. I’ve certainly had my share of dodgy produce from farmer’s markets, to the point where I simply don’t bother anymore.

Feel free to spend your money there if you want, but I stand by my statement that many people shop at farmer’s markets because it makes them feel superior to the plebs who buy from the supermarkets.

KB1971 3:13 pm 21 Oct 10

pepmeup said :

KB1971,

for the record the Batlow apple lady with the slinkies buys the apples from who ever she can, she does not have a farm or an orchid. A lot of the apples she sells actually come from growers not situated at Batlow.

Oh well you get that. I dont really care as they are 10 times better than the ones you get from Woollies or even Fyshwick for that matter. Even the ones she sells for $1 a kilo are better.

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:02 pm 21 Oct 10

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

What does this even mean? What is it with cretins that they must wear their idiocy as a badge of honour and drag others down to their dung-eating level?

“Oh, wow, fire, we’re all sooo impressed, smarty pants.”
“Wheel? You’re a wheel. You think you’re so clever, don’t you?”
“‘Pasteurisation?’ Why don’t you use words we can all understand?”

colourful sydney rac 2:37 pm 21 Oct 10

apples are so much cheaper at the markets – you pay $3 per kilo for all apples – much cheaper than a supermarket

Jim Jones 2:05 pm 21 Oct 10

nhand42 said :

“attract some of Canberra’s smartest shoppers – the ones that like to buy direct from the producer and give the big supermarkets a wide berth.”

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

You’d be smug too if you had any inkling of the difference between fresh local produce and the crap you get from the big 2 supermarkets.

pepmeup 1:52 pm 21 Oct 10

KB1971,

for the record the Batlow apple lady with the slinkies buys the apples from who ever she can, she does not have a farm or an orchid. A lot of the apples she sells actually come from growers not situated at Batlow.

sepi 1:48 pm 21 Oct 10

Market vegies are not that cheap, but at least we don’t end up throwing them away as they don’t go off within days of purchase.

KB1971 1:22 pm 21 Oct 10

switch said :

nhand42 said :

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

Or the ones that don’t mind that having cut out the middleman, still pay more for vegies than they would at Coles or even a real greengrocers.

Ahhh, but the vegies are not past their used by date at the time of purchase………….

Having said that the local Woolies has picked their game up a bit.

We go to the Woden Farmers market on Sundays & dont mind paying a bit more for two reasons. One we know the farmer isnt getting screwed to the bone & two the vegies tase better and are more fresh.

The people who do the apples from Batlow are sensational, they do a slinky apple for both my daughters every time & have the best apples going around. Their pink ladies are to die for.

The meat guy from Junee, I bought a leg of lamb off him & when I cut the shrink wrap off it didnt pour 1/2 a litre of water out of it. It even looked like lamb should, not the red crap you get at retail outlets & OH MY F*#ING GOD WAS IT GOOD AFTER I COOKED IT ON THE WEBER!!!!!!!!!!!!

switch 8:43 pm 20 Oct 10

nhand42 said :

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

Or the ones that don’t mind that having cut out the middleman, still pay more for vegies than they would at Coles or even a real greengrocers.

nhand42 5:29 pm 20 Oct 10

“attract some of Canberra’s smartest shoppers – the ones that like to buy direct from the producer and give the big supermarkets a wide berth.”

Certainly the smuggest shoppers…

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