The 2021 COVID Lockdown health regulations created many hurdles, but the club’s Capital Region Farmers’ Market management team faced them all with a positive attitude.
The market gave farmers a place to sell fresh produce and simultaneously give Canberrans a genuine market where they could be assured of buying fresh food directly from the family who grew it. After 17 years of weekly operation, the market has become a Canberra attraction.
Running the farmers’ market each week is not a simple task. It requires constant management from our dedicated Farmers Market team. Whilst the market is primarily a community service project, it is also the club’s fundraising activity that enables us to support a multitude of activities and community projects locally, regionally and globally.
We have made this possible through continual liaison, compliance modifications, and reporting. Throughout the 20-21 COVID-19 period, we only closed the market for one Saturday. I think anyone would have to marvel at that achievement.
With high vaccination rates and restrictions easing, we look forward to a bumper summer and hopefully a terrific year ahead for all our stallholders and customers.