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The past 12 months have been a year of extremes for local farmers who have not only been faced with drought, but also bushfires and now flooding. So it’s more important than ever to shop locally and support our local agricultural community.

‘Shopping at your local farmers’ market means you are able to buy fresh, locally grown produce direct from the person who grows it,’ said Byron Farmers Market Manager Tom Carey. 

‘And during the last year, it’s been a difficult time for many of our farmers, so they appreciate the local support now more than ever.

‘Not only are you supporting local farming families by shopping at the farmers’ market, but you are getting nutrient-dense food that has not been shipped half-way around the country, or stored in cold rooms for weeks on end. And it tastes better!’

Tom said that many local farmers had been affected by the testing conditions in the past 12 months and that local support during these times was crucial.

‘For many of our farmers, they only sell their produce at the farmers market so they rely on it completely for their income. Luckily, we have a supportive community who come out to buy from our farmers every Thursday and Saturday – rain or shine. It’s genuinely appreciated.’ 

Byron Farmers Market is held every Thursday 8–11am in Butler Street Reserve, and every Saturday 8–11am behind the Bangalow Pub.


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