Friday, 1 November 2013

Farmers Markets

We're lucky enough to live not too far away from Noosa, and after wanting to go for ages, we finally made it to the Sunday markets a couple of months ago. They are AMAZING. This is now a fortnightly tradition for when The Fiancé is home.

Before that I was hitting some imitation Sunday markets... by ''imitation" I mean they weren't registered with the Australian Farmers' Markets Association. Why does this matter, you ask?
Well, dear reader, if they are registered on this nifty little website, they are "commited to the principles of the AFMA Charter and best practice operating standards. Best practice farmers' markets are food markets where the stallholders are the farmers, their families or farm staff. Resellers are not permitted.'' How cool is that?! The sad thing is, I thought that I was supporting the farmers beforehand.

Never mind that, now I know that I am. I mean, isn't this why we're going to the farmers markets in the first place?? Best, freshest produce, straight from the kind sod who grew it for us in the first place. I don't know about you, but I don't rate the "fresh" food in the supermarket. Chemically sprayed, temperature controlled, tasteless and identical looking tomatoes don't rock my jocks off thankyouverymuch.

This is what I find at the Noosa farmers markets. These tomatoes are the business.

Do YOU support local farmers, either at the farmers markets or at your local fruit and veg markets?