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WHY the Farmers Market at EPIC IS NOT ON AGAIN THIS WEEKEND…

By bywongqueen 21 February 2014 22

The Capital Region Farmers Market  that has been going for 10 years now, is again not running this weekend.Why? Because the Agricultural Show is on.

Come again? The best of what rural producers have is on show but we don’t have any actual produce to buy? Something that we have every week otherwise?

The EPIC showgrounds, facility owned by the ACT government, appears unable to run two events simultaneously, despite the facility being absolutely enormous.
This means everyone is losing out – farmers are ploughing food back in  ( I have been told that by stallholders) or letting it rot, and customers can’t get their week fresh food locally.

This has been going on now for 10 years and it’s ludicrous. I have written to the Board of EPIC about this previously and basically told it’s none of my business. They appear to be unaccountable – there is now no listing of name of the Board members. Their recent 125 page annual report has 3 lines about Community consultation “We don’t need to do any”

It’s not just the drought that’s affecting producers but poor prices and reduced avenues for selling their produce.

We need to support all our primary producers – our health and their livelihoods are at stake.

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dpm 4:19 pm 24 Feb 14

Grrrr said :

Felicity Kendal is sweetly pretty, just what a real girly should be.

I mean – speaking as a Feminist myself – I can safely say this; that Felicity Kendal is a wonderful woman, and I want to protect her.

HAHA! I was thinking the same thing when I saw her name pop up in this thread! 🙂

P.S. ‘Well it’s the first time I’ve ever heard it called that!’

Grrrr 12:15 pm 24 Feb 14

Felicity Kendal is sweetly pretty, just what a real girly should be.

I mean – speaking as a Feminist myself – I can safely say this; that Felicity Kendal is a wonderful woman, and I want to protect her.

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