Food in my backyard
What is Food in my Backyard?
The Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market produce stall offers an opportunity for the sale of community and backyard seasonal produce. However, it does not exist to compete with any primary producers but to enhance the community engagement of the market.
How to get involved.
Email request to market management including:
- contact name and phone number
- street address at which produce is grown
- description of produce
- quantity of produce
What can I sell?
If you have an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs or nuts in your garden of high quality the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market stall will offer an opportunity for the sale of community and backyard seasonal produce. It is expected that produce will meet Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market standards.
- Individual/not-for-profit organisation such as community gardens, kitchen gardens, FIMBY
- No baked, value add or prepared goods only fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts and flowers.
- No on-selling – that is produce must be grown by those selling it.Provide a list of all produce as well as indication of volume.
- Produce must meet Harvest’s required high standards and must come from an individual’s own family or community backyard.
- An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 years during the markets hours of operation.
What do I have to do?
Prospective stallholders would be required to join as members as this would mean they are bound by the Charter and have to adhere to it.
- Application process:
- Read the charter.
- Provide a photo of the stallholder for the day in their garden for our archives and future grants, award entries etc.
- No on selling- produce has to come from your own or a community garden
- Stall must represent Harvest by being kept clean and tidy
- Harvest will limit the number of times any individual or organisation can make use of the FIMBY stall, depending on offering and market mix.
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market holds the required Launceston City Council notification to cover the stall.
How much will it cost me?
A membership fee for the first use of the stall and then $33 each time the stall was used.
Membership fee: $30.00 (plus GST)
Thereafter $30.00 (plus GST) for each further attendance.
The community stall will be covered by the product and public liability insurance held by the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market.