Victor Harbor Farmers Market donates to Drought Appeal

The Victor Harbor Farmers Market is teaming with Victor Harbor Salvation Army to donate  $5,000  towards the Eyre Peninsula drought appeal.

“Drought is one of the greatest challenges our farmers and producers face, and if we as a Farmers Market Committee can support our famers in any way during these difficult times we will” said Jane Williams, Committee.

“It’s time we gave back a little to our farmers, especially when they need it most,” added Moira Jenkins of the Victor Harbor Farmers Market committee. Moira highlighted that the economic and mental health impacts of the drought cannot be underestimated.  “We depend on our farmers and our producers every day to grow the food that we all enjoy. We really must all step up to the plate and help,” she said.

Major Howard Trendall thanked the Farmers Market Committee and said that the money donated by the Farmers Market will be going directly to the farmers in need through the Victor Harbor Salvation Army Drought Appeal.

The money donated has come from all of the stall holders at the VH Farmers Market, as well as from the Farmers Market Committee. “Because the market is now totally run and managed by volunteers, we can now afford to donate any extra funds we have to worthy causes”, said Neil Hosking from the Farmers Market Committee.

“The VH Farmers Market has been making regular donations  to Bradley’s House, supporting families who have children with cancer through market food vouchers.  While we know that farmers in the Eastern Sates are severely impacted by the drought, farmers closer to home are also selling their stock and buying in feed for them as the need for rain reaches a crisis point.”

“The Victor Harbor Farmers Market Committee challenges other Farmers Markets around the South Australia to also support our farmers doing it tough and match our donation.”

Any media enquiries contact Moira Jenkins 0412733453.

 

I Choose SA Farmers Market 24th February

The I Choose SA Farmers Market Weekend is back again on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February.

SA produce is some of the best in the world, and when you choose SA you’re supporting everyone who puts their time into making and growing these products locally. The SA Farmers Markets are excellent all year round, but for one weekend in February we’re helping to make them extra special.

This year we have 11 different markets involved with fun activities for the kids, cooking demonstrations at selected locations, and family entertainment to go along with their delicious seasonal produce.

Participating markets are:
Adelaide Showground Farmers Market
Adelaide Hills Farmers Market
Barossa Farmers Market
Goolwa Cittaslow Farmers Market
Kingscote Farmers’ Market – Kangaroo Island
Mount Gambier Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – Southern Barossa
Riverland Farmers’ Market
Victor Harbor Farmers Market
Willunga Farmers Market
Wirrabara Producers Market

Click here to find out what’s happening at your local market >> www.ichoosesa.com.au/safarmersmarket

Saturday FEB 25th

10am Bree May
Cooking Demonstration

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8am - 12.00  –  Farmer Darcy’s Travelling Farm (Petting Farm)

8am - 12.00 – Children’s Colouring in Competition. All entries in by 12.00pm

8am - 12.00 – Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt for Children.
All entries in by 12.00pm

8am - 12.00 – Free Face Painting with Make You Smile Face Painting

8am - 12.30 – Farmers' Market Kids Mosaic Animal Art

8am - 12.30  – Victor Harbor City Council Agricultural & Careers Site

Choose SA – 25th February

BreeMay_smJoin us as we celebrate the ‘I Choose SA Farmers’ Market Weekend’ on February 25th. Enjoy our delicious local produce, some fabulous family activities and local music in the heart of Victor Harbor.

South Australian Produce is some of the best in the world. Each time you choose SA, you’re supporting our local producers, and having a positive impact on the future of our State.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements over the coming weeks of the free activities we will have available on the day including cooking demonstration by “Bree May”!

Don’t forget – Member’s Monthly Market Competition

Daisies at Victor Harbor Farmers Market  You could WIN $50 every month!

Our Market Member’s Only Competition commenced in July.

Every member that visits the market each Saturday gets a free entry to our new monthly raffle.

At the end of each month a member’s name will be drawn and they will be the happy recipient of a $50 voucher for use within the farmers market!

Visit the membership desk every Saturday and get your name in the draw for your chance to win!

New Stallholder News

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In case you missed it we’ve had another two new stalls start with the market recently.

The lovely Garden Candy are bringing beautiful potted herbs, succulents and incredible chilli plants every Saturday.

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And Triple B Biodynamic Beef from Finniss are supplying melt in your mouth beef products to the market on a weekly basis. These guys are definitely worth a visit and their pre-prepared Alu Gosht Beef Curry is to die for!

 

Member’s Monthly Market Competition

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The market is very excited about offering a Market Member’s Only Competition. Beginning in July every member that visits the market each Saturday gets a free entry to our new monthly raffle. At the end of each month a member’s name will be drawn and they will be the happy recipient of a $50 voucher for use within the farmers market! So every Saturday starting from July visit the membership desk and get your name in the draw for your chance to win!

Walker’s Hill Lamb

New Stallholder

Dorper Lamb. Lovingly bred and grown on the family farm at Willunga. Super fresh, straight to market.

Boots for Change

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We want to see your boots baby! Don’t forget to head to market and wear your Best Boots. We will be giving away prizes for Best Customer Boot from our Sponsors Blundstone as well as some market goodies! Kids can  join in with the Best Boots Colouring in competition. Vote for your favourite stall holders boots as they vie for the first ever VHFM Best Stall Holder Boot Trophy!