NEWS & EVENTS
Our Farmers' Markets have a long tradition of being popular with the transient population that visit the South Gippsland region for holidays. Fresh and local is what they are seeking whilst having the opportunity to enjoy a market that works so well . . . keeping the format the way it is, friendly and low key,
What are the markets like?
You will be greeted by open air markets set in a beautiful parks with sunlight sifting through the trees and canopies and customers moving stand to stand inspecting tables laden with fresh produce. As they go filling their bags with vegetables, berries, fruit, cheese, olive oil, selecting a variety of meat, free range eggs or maybe that special plant for the garden.
There is a hum and flow of conversation, customers chatting with farmers and producers, asking questions and advice, seeking their favourite produce. Then you see the delight of friends unexpectedly bumping into each other, the opportunity to sit down for a cup of coffee.
What do visitors think about our Farmer's markets?. .
“Wonderful and beautiful market" . . . "keep up the high standard” . . .
“Please do not alter the existing format of the market" . . .
“Why play with something that works so well . . . keep it the way it is, low key, don’t mess it up”…
“friendly and in a pretty spot”. . .
"The market seems to be getting bigger and better when one would think it's reached its peak! Nice work."
"Congratulations on the exceptional quality and range of local produce"
Peter Ryan Deputy Premier of Victoria 2014…
“Koonwarra Farmers’ Market is an excellent example of a successfully run farmers market”