MARKET DAY – SATURDAY 8th October, 2016 7am to 12pm
The Toowoomba Farmers’ Market will offer all things foodie, farm, country and community.
Our market defines itself from others within our region. We are a market that advocate for all farmers’, growers, producers and artisans whilst promoting education, mindfulness and awareness. We recognise the need for a regular market to help aid change in eating habits and drive demand towards supporting local business’ rather than the big guys and supermarkets. It aims to give our local and wider community a chance to buy fresh seasonal food direct from the people who grew it. To learn of their food’s origin and it’s journey. This market is being brought to the community by a community that supports best farming practices and embraces innovation through sustainability.
Paddock to Potager and the farmers market together will lead our community……. Our objective is for children to grow and learn that supporting farmers and local artisans is normal and sought after. It all begins with educating ourselves, no matter what the age, and passing these skills down to younger generations. Our market includes educational programs over at the farm ‘Paddock to Potager’ such as animal husbandry, growing food, harvesting and then learning what to do with the abundance of fresh seasonal food. These programs are supported by our local early childhood and school curriculums, after school learning and school holiday visits.