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Free Christmas Rockmelons At Farmers’ Market

Whoa! ‘My Local Feast’ Farmers’ Market offers free Christmas rockmelons at last farmers’ market for the year

Who said you never get anything for free? Organisers of the My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets believe Christmas is a time of giving and feasting, and have organised a special treat for shoppers at this week’s market at the Empire Theatre on Thursday, December 17th.

Josie Townsend_2Farmers’ Market Manager, Josie Townsend said, “We considered having Santa turn up, but he is so busy at this time of year, he helped us work with local farmer and Santa’s Helper, Teresa Kluck from Limit Farms in the Lockyer Valley, to share these yummy Christmas rockmelons with you.”

The rockmelons will be given to shoppers who make a purchase from any other stallholder at the markets between 4 and 6pm and will be limited to one per family, so the Christmas spirit can be shared.  There will also be a caffeine Happy Hour with Naughty Goat Farms coffee trailer offering $3 coffees between 3pm – 5pm.

Pixabay Image 814930Come along and get your Christmas turkey, hams, bread, fruit and vegetables, condiments, herbs and garlic, meat, chicken, eggs and lots more.  Josie said, “The Armitage Centre Bar is also open and we have local musicians playing from 4pm. It is an amazing atmosphere and if it rains we simply move into the Church. These markets always go ahead.”

The My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets are Toowoomba’s only weekly farmers’ markets and are held every Thursday at the Empire Theatre grounds from 3pm – 7pm.

This Thursday will be the final market for the year with the weekly markets restarting from Thursday 21st January, 2016.

For more information go to www.mylocalfeastfarmersmarket.com.au or find us on Facebook.

My Local Feast logoWhy: Because Toowoomba, as one of the largest food growing regions in Australia deserves a vibrant local food economy that supports farmers. We need to start addressing the market power of the current supermarket duopoly and creating viable options for food distribution channels. Farmers’ markets are not the only answer but they do provide an ‘experience’ of connecting with the person who grows your food – and that is very powerful in changing the community’s behavior with the way they shop.
Mojo Business Management, the local company that runs ‘My Local Feast Farmers Markets’ will be launching a number of other local food-based projects in the New Year including farmers’ market boxes, food tours, a local marketing campaign supporting local businesses that support farmers and a national online social food connection platform.

 

Josie Townsend
Farmers’ Market Manager
0432 267 003
www.mylocalfeastfarmersmarkets.com.au  or
https://www.facebook.com/mylocalfeastFMempiretheatre/

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