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Quality markets for our communities
The City of Sydney has a new policy and step-by-step guide for market operators. This leads new operators through the set-up process, and helps existing markets with new fee structures and clearer operating guidelines.
The policy applies to ongoing markets on council land within the City of Sydney area. Ongoing markets are markets that take place more than four times in their first 12 months of operation.
Market organisers have welcomed the initiative. Green Square Market organisers, The Rotary Club of South Sydney, said the new policy would be especially beneficial for new ventures.
“It’s important to have an understanding of the process of launching and establishing these community markets, and guidelines like these are a good step,” said South Sydney Rotary President, Karen Levin.
The Organic Food Markets group operates 10 local markets throughout Sydney, including the Kings Cross markets at Fitzroy Gardens. The company’s Managing Director, Elizabeth Taylor, said the new guide will help the industry.
“Sydney’s local markets have shown to be wonderful incubators for new business operators, who are able to build up their clientele in a unique community environment.
“We support the City’s new policy and hope to work with them for a long time, bringing great community markets to Sydney,” Ms Taylor said.
To find out more contact Michael Russell, Markets Project Manager at the City of Sydney on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected]
The second annual Markets in May was held in 2015 and what a month it was! Local Market Guide is proud to have initiated the campaign to help promote and support the growth of markets in Sydney and surrounding areas.
‘Markets in May’ is a month long community event celebrating the wonderful markets being held around our city. Each year market organisers are encouraged to offer engaging activities and programs alongside their regular market during the month of May. Interactive events such as farmer and artisan discussions, cooking demos, art exhibitions, sustainability workshops and market tours are just some of the activities markets host. Markets proudly come together to promote the benefits of shopping locally and to collectively build awareness around the importance of markets in the community.
Markets In May 2015
The celebrations were kicked off with a ‘Taste and Talk’ Market on Thursday 30th April at the Martin Place Amphitheatre. 12 top local producers represented the increasing number of artisans and food producers who trade at local markets. Stallholders sharing their story on the day included Ferment It, Spice Vine, Sydney Salt Co, A. Retief Wines, The Bagel Shop, Backa Sydney, Chunky Dave’s Peanut Butter, Herbisaurus, Little Riv and our Supporting Event Partner Di Bella Coffee.
Local Market Guide was also excited to announce the first Markets in May ambassador in 2015, Australian Nutritionist and author of the ‘The Happy Cookbook’, Lola Berry*.
Markets in May 2015 was proudly supported by AAMI and Di Bella Coffee
Here’s a few photos from the launch and market events in 2015. #marketsinmay.
Stay tuned for more details about the 3rd annual Markets in May in 2016.
Love Markets, love Local Market Guide!
*Lola Berry appeared by arrangement with the Harry M Miller Group
Markets in May is a celebration of local markets held annually and driven by Local Market Guide.
The inaugural Markets in May campaign in 2014 was a first for the industry in Sydney, bringing together markets and helping to promote and raise awareness of their increasing value within the community.
In May 2014, 27 unique events were held across Sydney. The free events were hosted by participating markets offering a variety of fun and engaging activities for all ages and interests, showcasing stallholders as well as informing and entertaining market goers.
The festivities were officially kicked off with a pop-up tasting market in Martin Place. 11 local food producers gave city workers an opportunity to sample their delicious food and learn about their unique products. The buzzing market atmosphere provided the perfect start to the ‘Markets in May’ campaign.
Markets in May is great opportunity to encouarge the community to visit new markets, support local producers and artisans and to remind the community just how important markets are. Not only do they provide access to unique products, they feed the local economy and breathe life into local areas.
2014 Events included: Fitness classes, Worm Farm Workshops and Flower Arrangement Demonstrations at EQ Village Markets, Tai Chi lessons and Dog Obedience classes at Green Square Market, Retro themed day at Blacktown Market, Taste & Talk workshops at Bondi Farmers Market, Global Food Politics discussion at Sydney Sustainable Market and Paper Art Workshops at North Sydney Markets..Stay tuned for the 2015 program!
For media enquiries and to register your interest as a participating stallholder or market, please contact: [email protected]
Markets in May, Martin Place
Special Promotion in conjunction with The Local Market Guide
20% off all products with this voucher at
Gwydir Grove Market Stalls in May
In May see us at:
Friday’s in May, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Northern Beaches Farmers Market,
Saturday’s in May, 10th, 24th Green Square Markets,
Joynton Park, Zetland
Including the one off day/night Mother’s Day Market on
Saturday 17th of May, Manly West Organic Market,
West Public School
Sunday 4th May – one off market at Pittwater Food & Wine Fair,
Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve – Mona Street, Mona Vale
All markets are predominantly Food produce markets and are 8am-1pm
[Except one off markets – check websites for details]
Harvest season at the Gwydir Grove in Moree is in April/May.
At this time you will enjoy the most divine fresh new season Extra Virgin olive oil.
And the return of the full range of the long awaited Agrumato oil range.
Agrumato is pressed only at harvest time and with whole fruits,
It is a multi-award winning oil range and
traditionally runs out at the busy the Christmas Markets.
Read the wonderful story of the origins of Gwydir Grove by
Jenni Birch & Margi Kirkby
Enquiries for Markets in Sydney for Gwydir Grove call Sally on 0419 235 502
Come & enjoy the Markets in May with a great Australian olive oil.
Visit the ‘Markets in May Pop Up Tasting Market’ on Thursday 1st May 2014 & grab your offer card to enjoy these special deals from participating stallholders. Valid until 31st May 2014 (unless otherwise stated).
Buy 6 Tapioca and get 1 Free
5% discount re-deemable when an offer card is presented at our stall at Grower’s Markets. Valid until 30 June 14.
20% off all products with this voucher at Gwydir Grove Market Stalls in May Print Voucher
*Keys to Fine Food
Free postage on orders 4+. Enter ‘LMG’ when purchasing online. Valid until 12th May 14.
Purchase any 360g bag of gluten free Chia, Coconut & Honey Crunchy Granola and receive a FREE Raw Organic Cacao Ball values at $3.50
#TTotaler Tea with a photo of you and our stall. The most creative image will receive a tea pack.
Markets in May Stallholders
Here’s a list of the fabulous stallholders who partipated in the day. Thank you to all who made it such a successful day!
*Arlingtons – Fruit and coconut tapioca puddings (gluten & dairy free), multi-award winning dips and pesto, unique and crunchy Afghani dipping crispbreads, gourmet yoghurt and chilled drinking coconuts.
*Brasserie Bread – Artisan bread, cakes and pastries including their speciality sourdough bread made from a 19 year old wild yeast.
*Brilliant Food – Award winning producers of the finest Australian smoked seafood.
*Currong Comestibles – Unique foods with native Australian ‘bush tucker’ ingredients: Shrubs, a re-discovered colonial cordial and delicious chutneys that are both savoury & sweet.
*Dessertmakers – Handmade desserts using the finest locally sourced ingredients including handmade cultured butter, milk & cream direct from the farm, free range eggs and quality spices.
*go-go healthy – Healthy, natural and high quality gluten free products including chia, coconut & honey crunchy granola, quinoa protein cookies and raw organic protein balls.
*Gwydir Grove – Premium Australian olive oil & olive oil products from Moree, NSW. Locally grown, pressed & blended!
*Inside Out Nutritious Goods – Pressurised fresh almond milk. Cold-pressed, 100% natural and lactose, soy, cholesterol, and preservative free.
*Keys to Fine Food– Exotic spices combined to save time and increase nutrition for the perfect family meal.
*Maggie McKeevers – Freshly prepared handmade food so you can eat well, play more. Maggie McKeevers was designed with Grandma’s recipes to change the view on ready meals.
*Pepe Saya – Pepe Saya’s Australian Cultured Butter is made using the best local ingredients – milk from happy cows, filtered water and a dash of home grown Aussie salt.
*TTotaler – Boutique loose leaf tea offering blends that are not only healthy but also delicious. All their products have been specially blended to provide a balance between taste, smell and nutrition.
Markets in May 2016
Our biggest Markets in May yet! Three city showcases and dozens of events held at markets across town. We are proud to have helped promote some of Sydney’s favourite markets this year, together with their talented and creative stallholders. The ultimate goal is more people shopping at local markets. Markets help create community engagement and support the growth of small local businesses. Spread the word..love your local market!
North Shore Times – 11th May
Central Magazine – 11th May
Wentworth Courier – 3rd May
Mind Food – 3rd May
The Sun Herald – 1st May 2016
The Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum 30th April 16
The Daily Telegraph – April 30
Despite the rain, the 2nd annual Markets in May on the 30th April in Martin Place was a success! Local food producers showcased their artisan produce and shared their stories with thousands of city workers, in celebration of Sydney markets and the host of markets events to be held throughout May. Please see below recent publicity for the campaign:
Inner West Courier – 26th May 2015
Value & Appraisal Event @ Rozelle Markets
Sun Herald Whats On – Sun 26th April 2015
SMH Spectrum – 25-26th April 2015
Inside Out Magazine – May 2015
Join in cooking demos – Markets in May
MX – 9th April 2015
Featuring Lola Berry
The recent Markets in May 2014 campaign was a big success. The Local Market Guide initiative was aimed at promoting markets and stallholders and their growing value within the community. Markets around town got involved by hosting a variety of events and activities throughout the month. The event was kicked off with a pop-up tasting market in Martin Place on 1st May 2014. Don;t forget to check out the instagram photos #marketsinmay
June 2014 – Food and Drink Business Magazine
June – Food and Drink Business Magazine
27th May – Inner West Courier
‘Taste & Talk’ at Marrickville Markets with Dessertmakers
21st May – Wentworth Courier / Markets in May at Bondi Farmers Market
‘Pasture to Plate’ Workshop
May – Delicious Magazine
28th April 2014 – The Beast
24th April 2014 – Time Out
Saturday 12th April 2014 – Local Market Guide joins Natascha Moye on ‘Food in Focus’
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