THE NETWORKING OF FARMERS' MARKETS WORLDWIDE
This network will initiate an open forum and invites local food producers, market organisers and supporters to participate in positive exchanges that will help to improve local economies and communities through farmers' markets, and provide greater access to locally produced food for all.
What is a Farmers' Market? A Farmers' market is a food market where local growers, farmers' and artisian food producers sell their wares directly to the consumer. Vendors may only sell what they grow, farm, pickle, preserve, bake, smoke or catch themselves from a defined area. SUPPORT LOCAL - BUY LOCAL
THREE BASIC RULES
(1) A Farmers' Market is an edible market (no arts, craft, bric-a-brac)
(2) A Farmers' Market sells edible goods produced within a defined region ( EG: 100 or 200 KM radius from the market place - not from Australia or China)
(3) A Farmers' Market sells edible goods produced within a defined region, sold by the producer, or somebody involved in the production (No middle men, wholesalers, retailers, etc... )