Fwd: FOOD inc the movie premier 14 th OCT - Nationwide Screenings

With the first days of spring arriving it is time to think FRESH.    Farmers Markets are now established right around NZ with over 40  markets running each week from Gore to Bay of Islands.

We would like to share this opportunity with like minded people and groups and if this is of interest then we are more than happy to work with 

FMNZ is pleased to announce that we have secured the movie FOOD Inc as a premier nationwide fundraiser to  raise awareness and funds.    Radio Live will be our key national sponsor and will be promoting the film nationwide through radio, print and web. 




Fwd: Farmers Markets World-wide pledge

Monday, 24 August 2009 11:43

Farmers' market leaders from Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Great Britain meeting at the 3rdNational Australian Farmers' Market Conference in Victoria this week, pledged today to establish and uphold standards for farmers' markets and to create a platform for the exchange of information and best practice that will support the global, sustainable development of the farmers' market movement.



From left: Rita Exner, Chris Fortune, Miranda Sharp, Gareth Jones, Darlene Wolnick, Sophie McNeill, Richard McCarthy

The group will initiate an open forum and invites local food producers, market organisers and supporters to participate in positive exchanges that will help to improve local economies and communities through farmers' markets, and provide greater access to locally produced food for all.

 

FARMA's Gareth Jones was among the speakers at the conference. Others included Richard McCarthy from Crescent City farmers' market in New Orleans, USA, whose experiences with Hurricane Katrina four years ago mirrored those of the population around Melbourne during 'Black Saturday's' forest fires last summer.

The organisers and speakers at the event took the opportunity to formalise future relations with a communique highlighting the urgent need for a rebalancing and relocalising of food around the globe in the interests of reducing carbon emissions and improving diet, livelihoods and the environment.


FMNZ 2009 Market Managers Forum, Hamilton 22nd-24th June


2009 Market Managers Forum 

The Market Managers Forum is a chance for managers from around the country to get together and share ideas, tools, solutions to issues, and to network with others, so that managers can feel comfortable sharing ideas with each other in the future.  There will be guest speakers from America and Australia, information from FMNZ, and time to problem solve on any issues that are common to farmers' markets.    To be held June 22nd to 24th, 2009, the forum will be based at Pirongia Forest Park Lodge, in Pirongia near Hamilton.  Food will be provided, and alcohol will only be permitted on the final evening.  For more information email kerryn at secretary@farmersmarkets.org.nz or visit www.farmersmarkets.org.nz

Cost: $150 per person, plus the cost of travel, - this has been heavily subsidised by our buy local funding and in addition part of your travel costs will be reimbursed, so please bring your receipts.  

You will be required to do a short presentation about you & your market, so please come prepared  (see manager presentation below). 

Please fill out the following form and return by 12th June with payment to

Farmers' Markets New Zealand Inc,

C/- Kerryn Jensen

15 Fergusson St

Hamilton East, 3216

Hamilton

 

Market Managers Forum RSVP

Name: _________________________________________

Contact number: _________________________________

Name of FM: ____________________________________________________________________

Any dietary requirements?__________________________________________________________

Any special personal requirements we need to be aware of?

________________________________________________________________________________

Any medical requirements? Understandings that you will bring with you any prescribed medication and inform the co-ordinator of how to use the medication, if required in emergency.

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

Do you require pick up from the airport? YES / NO

Which airport? ___________________________________________________________________

Please provide details of flight: _______________________________________________________ 

This Lodge is a DOC reserve and the following conduct must be adhered to:

Manager Presentation

Instructions:

Use the Pecha Kucha principle ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha ) - 20 slides of 20 secs each. – this limits you to 6mins 40sec.

You may prepare the power point presentation yourself, or use a generic presentation we have prepared, but please use the sample power point presentation as a guide for what to include. 

You will also be required to fill out the Market Profile form which also includes this detail, but is for reference during the conference.  

Be prepared to answer any Questions from your fellow managers

 


 

Bring this page with you –and pin it up on our map of NZ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Market Photo)

(Market Manager Photo) 
 
 
 
 

  • Year market opened

 

  • Market Name:

 

  • Market Manager name:

 

  • Location/Venue:

 

  • Open Days & times:

 

  • Stallholder No on database:

 




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Chris Fortune
(03) 579 3599 Home

021 935 995 Mobile

www.mfm.co.nz (marlborough farmers market)
www.farmersmarkets.org.nz
www.chrisfortune.co.nz

www.chrisfortunerecipes.blogspot.com
www.marlboroughcommunitygarden.blogspot.com

Inaugural FMNZ Managers Retreat 22,23,24 th of June 2009

Ensure that you mark the dates for the afternoon of the 22, 23 rd and morning of the 24 th for of June for the Inaugural FMNZ Managers Retreat in Hamilton in your Diary's

Kerryn Jenson (manager Hamilton and Cambridge Farmers' Market) and Tina Fortune (manager Marlborough Farmers' market) will be sending out the  details to all markets and managers.  It is a opportunity to network and share information with other like minded people who run successful Farmers' markets both in NZ and around the world. 

Cost will be kept to a minimal to ensure that it is achievable for all markets and the Forum will cover Authenticity, Regionality, Networking, Communication, Problem Solving, Growth and Development and the future of Farmers' Markets in NZ

This Managers retreat will run ever second year alternative the FMNZ Conference and will incorporate the FMNZ AGM

The FMNZ website is always being updated and a easy way  to search for what you are looking for is  to use the search box in the top left hand corner.  We are also developing another website as part of your buy local funding and a sample can be found here  www.sportsground.co.nz/fmnz      The software allows committee/managers to admin there own site and stallholders and allows consumers and media to locate products and producers from Authentic Farmers markets around NZ.  This is a sample draft only and is part of Milestone 5, buy local contributions










David Wilson Workshop Dec 09

Marlborough 10 Th December 2008

A disappointing turnout by the Marlborough food producer with apologies from Nelson did not stop the brainstorming of those present.  Key strengths were focused on and the need to set a authenticity standard and leadership to other regions were discussed as well as looking at the bigger pictures – including communication strategies, networking with communities, community gardens and forward thinking.   Working on the strengths of what we are already doing the region has an example of what can be accomplished by sharing this vision with others

None of us is as strong as all of us. I know when we all work together, we all win together was one of the key messages and Marlborough will continue to focus on what we have and how can we work with others to make it better for the community

DAVID WILSON - BUILDING AN ENTERPRISING COMMUNITY THROUGH FARMERS MARKETS – UNLIMITED POTENTIAL FOR EVERY TOWN

DAVID WILSON - BUILDING AN ENTERPRISING COMMUNITY THROUGH FARMERS MARKETS – UNLIMITED POTENTIAL FOR EVERY TOWN

David Wilson Key Messages

In times of change it is the learners who inherit the future. “

 

“Every single person has capacities, abilities and gifts”

 

“The Purpose of a business is to find and keep customers”

 

“Find out what your customers want and give it to them”





The Aims of Buy Local Funding


The aims of the Farmers' Market New Zealand Association are


  • To facilitate the formation of a network of authentic Farmers’ Markets throughout New Zealand
  • To clearly define the concept of an authentic Farmers’ Market and facilitate the development of this model in the cities and provinces of New Zealand.
  • To support the viable and self-sufficient operation of existing and future Farmers’ Markets by sharing information and providing appropriate resources.
  • To protect the brand “Farmers’ Market”, clearly distinguishing the concept of a Farmers’ Market from other markets, both retail and wholesale
  • To advocate on behalf of members at a national level.

The Executive of FMNZ (comprises of seven farmers market representatives) and the National Conference delegates have endorsed the Buy Kiwi Made funding proposal. Some conference delegates and members who weren't able to attend may wish to have further input. The Exec is interested in your comments, and ask those with feedback to have it with us no later than 15th June by e-mail to members@farmersmarket.org.nz

Why has FMNZ applied for Buy Kiwi Made funding and nort other funding avenues?

We have received funding in the past but are no longer eligible again.  Buy Kiwi made fits the criteria and is funded by Central Government and backed by the Green Party.  Funding of $96,000 dollars is minuscule compared to the flow on effects of being associated and linked with the BKM campaign.  Buy Kiwi made is about supporting NZ producers and manufactures and is more and more important as we head into an uncertain future with world food prices rising and the cost of living increasing. The general consumer wants to support local food producers, not Chinese or industrialised food producers.  

Vision of Farmers' Markets


Vision         Our vision is to… develop a national network of around 50 authentic Farmers Markets, drawn together by a shared passion for and commitment to fresh, locally produced, authentic food direct to consumers.                       

For FMNZ specifically, this means: 

·         Working towards certification - showing each market does indeed meet the definition and standards of a “Farmers Market”. 

·         Being a source for member Markets looking for quality help, information, resources, advice etc. 

·         FMNZ being established on a professional footing – with a paid coordinator (in time), and paid contractors delivering specific project outcomes. 

·         FMNZ taking on the overall role of PR and marketing the “Farmers Market movement” – but this does not in any way negate the local efforts to promote a specific market. 

·                                             FMNZ taking on national responsibilities around internal communication (across the network), liaising with Economic development Agencies, funding sources and national organisations with like interests. 

The Aims of FMNZ


The aims of the Farmers' Market New Zealand Association are

  • To facilitate the formation of a network of authentic Farmers’ Markets throughout New Zealand
  • To clearly define the concept of an authentic Farmers’ Market and facilitate the development of this model in the cities and provinces of New Zealand.
  • To support the viable and self-sufficient operation of existing and future Farmers’ Markets by sharing information and providing appropriate resources.
  • To protect the brand “Farmers’ Market”, clearly distinguishing the concept of a Farmers’ Market from other markets, both retail and wholesale
  • To advocate on behalf of members at a national level.

The Executive of FMNZ (comprises of seven farmers market representatives)  is interested in your comments, and ask those with feedback to have it with us no later than 15th June by e-mail tomembers@farmersmarket.org.nz