About the market
The Southern Harvest Farmers Market at Bungendore was started by a small group of passionate local producers and consumers who wanted a place to supply and source farm produce. Regional Development Australia Southern Inland, Southern Harvest Association and FuturePLANS all worked together to provide the necessary support and knowledge to set up the market and, in 2015, the market began operating twice a month at the Bungendore Memorial Hall. As patronage and community support increased, the market has been able to become a viable weekly farmers market, which is great news for the growers and the customers.
The Bungendore farmers market provides a regular place to access fresh, healthy food direct from the farmer and a place for like-minded people to meet and catch up. A range of seasonal produce is on offer which may include at any one time a variety of meat, seafood, eggs, honey, bread, fruit, vegetables, flowers and preserves.
The Queanbeyan farmers market project was born out of a need from producers to have a mid week harvest opportunity and a request from Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council for a vibrant food market in the centre of town. It is scheduled to launch on the 9th of November and has already elicited a great deal of interest and support from the producer and consumer communities.
Produce at the Southern Harvest Farmers Markets is all sourced from the Southern Harvest Region, which make them truly regional farmers markets.
There are regular special event days including seasonal gardening workshops, bee, compost and poultry workshops and celebrations of each season. These days are organised and presented by volunteers so if you would like to get involved, please let us know! We are always grateful for assistance.
About Southern Harvest
Southern Harvest Association is an industry and community led regional food association that encompasses the Australian Capital Region and Southern Highlands. Southern Harvest has a very strong focus on improving local and regional food economies and increasing consumer awareness of local, sustainable food production.
One of the ways this is done is via the Southern Harvest Farmers Markets – but there is also lots more happening, including education, special events and advocacy for fair food in our region.
Call the Market Manager
Contact the Market Manager on 0490791213