09 Nov

Farmers’ Market Calls Upon Community To Consider Committee

The roads are closed off, marquees go up and visitors arrive, it’s market day and with the Farmers’ Market now in it’s 11th year this is not an unfamiliar scene for the residents of Talbot.

The Farmers’ Market began in 2004 when a dedicated group of locals came together with the aim of bringing economic, social and health benefits to the Streets of Talbot.

Over the years the Farmers’ Market has proven to be a great success, attracting many visitors to town, providing a social setting for locals to catch up and bringing fresh food to the streets of Talbot.  As a not for profit community organisation the Farmers’ Market has also given back to the community that has supported it through donations over the years to the TTT Medical Car, Talbot Primary School, Talbot Tennis Club & Back Creek Kindergarten among others.

Since 2004 the Committee of Management has evolved as people have moved on and new community members have come on board, passionate about being involved and working towards achieving those same aims of the its founders.

Today the committee understands that in order to continue the success of the Talbot Farmers’ Market it is crucial that new people join the committee and help the Farmers’ Market evolve, set direction and prosper in the next decade.  The Talbot Farmers’ Market will hold its AGM on Monday 10th November, 7:30pm at the Talbot Tennis Clubrooms.  We invite residents of Talbot and surrounding districts to come along to the AGM  and consider taking a place on the Talbot Farmers’ Market committee.

Do you have an interest in farming and agriculture?  Are you passionate about local food?  Would you like to be involved in this celebrated community event?    If so we would love to hear from you.  Please get in touch via email to talbotfarmersmarket@bigpond.com  or just come along to the AGM.

The Talbot Farmers’ Market is a not for profit community organisation, administered by a Committee of Management which employs the services of two contractors to co-ordinate and publicise the Market and who together with a team of valuable ‘behind the scenes’ volunteers put on the Farmers’ Market each month.  If you are interested in being involved but do not wish to be on the committee we would still love to hear from you.  There is a real need for volunteer assistance on Market day with set-up, pack-down or general duties so please get in touch and we can discuss how you could become involved.

Talbot Farmers’ Market AGM – Monday 10th November, 7:30pm at the Talbot Tennis Club Rooms. Followed by a light supper.

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