Why source local produce?

Why Source Local?

1) Sustainable benefits

Sustainable farmers provide us with healthier foods by not using toxic chemicals, poisonous pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified seeds. Not only are these foods healthier, they are protecting our planet and the farm workers’ health.

2) Environmental Benefits

Seasonal eating and purchasing local helps protect our planet by reducing the number of kilometres your food has to travel before it reaches your plate. By making a conscious choice to purchase organic, seasonal and local foods we help protect our water, air and land.

3) Economic Benefits

Buying locally grown seasonal foods you help to provide financial support to the farmers in your area, which helps to grow your local economy. Seasonal foods are priced much more economically than out of season foods; which will save you money on your grocery bills. Plus, they might just be your neighbour!

 

Our Local Markets

Beechworth Farmers Market

When: 1st saturday of every month

Venue: Christ Church on the hill, Ford Street Beechworth

Time: Stalls open at 9am-12pm

visit the Beechworth Farmers Market facebook page

 

Rutherglen Farmers Market

When: 2nd Sunday of every month

Venue: Lions Park, Rutherglen

Time: Stalls open at 9am – 12:30pm

Website: www.rutherglenvic.com

 

Wodonga/Albury

When: 6, 13, 20 December

Venue: Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga

Time: Stalls open at 9am – 12pm

Website: alburywodongafarmersmarket.com

 

Wangaratta Farmers Market

When: 2nd Saturday of every month

Venue: Apex Park, Wangaratta

Time: Stalls open at 8am – 12pm

Website: www.wangarattafarmersmarket.com.au

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