An Australian farmers market

Published 4:38 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Frustrated by local wholesalers’ lock on sales outlets for produce, the Rotary Club of Hall, Australia, started its own farmers market with about 15 stalls and 500 customers. Ten years later, the market draws about 10,000 visitors a year during the 49 Saturdays it is open. A dedicated committee of four or five Rotarians oversees the operation of the market and ensures local producers have access. In addition to creating a reliable market for local farmers, the stall rentals have generated more than $200,000 of income for the Capital Rotary Club, which it, in turn, uses to further assist the community. One more way Rotarians are working to do good in the world.