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Nagambie Welcomes Its First Farmers' Market

23 September 2016

The picturesque lakeside town of Nagambie will welcome its first ever accredited Farmers’ Market this Sunday in what is set to be a boost to local producers, visitors and residents.

Like other accredited farmers’ markets across Victoria, the market is expected to drive visitation, connect more people with high quality locally grown produce and deliver profits straight to local farmers.

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the market through a $30,000 grant from its Farmers’ Markets Support Program, which helps markets operate as sustainable community events that drive economic growth throughout regional Victoria.

Located on the gateway to the Goulburn Valley, Nagambie is perfectly situated to host the finest farmers and growers in the region and showcase their world-class produce.

The market will also benefit residents from nearby towns including Avenel, Seymour and Shepparton who will have improved access to fresh local produce.

The Committee of Nagambie Lakes Tourism and Commerce Inc. will deliver the market and has worked hard to source the best local produce including wines, award winning olive oil and top quality beef.

Accredited Farmers’ Markets like Nagambie Lakes’ provide consumers with the assurance that all produce they purchase has been directly grown by the seller.

Those attending the inaugural Nagambie Farmers’ Market on Sunday can look forward to sampling some of Victoria’s best and freshest, seasonal produce.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, which is passing through Nagambie on the day.

The $175,000 2016 Melbourne Cup trophy will be on display in front of the statue of the champion mare, Black Caviar, who was bred and pre-trained in Nagambie.

The market will continue to take place on the fourth Sunday of every month and run in parallel with a popular monthly community market located on the banks of Lake Nagambie.

Quote attributable to Acting Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Luke Donnellan

“The Nagambie Lakes Farmers’ Market will bring the community together and expand the range of markets in the Hume region, making the area an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.”

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“The inaugural Nagambie Lakes Farmers’ Market is set to attract residents and visitors alike to this beautiful region and give local farmers and producers an outlet to sell direct to consumers and their communities.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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