LifestyleMeet local farming families at the Taste Farmers Market

Meet local farming families at the Taste Farmers Market

Bundy Farm Produce will be at this year's Taste Farmers Markets.

The Bundaberg Region grows 25% of Australia's fresh produce and the Taste Bundaberg Farmers Market is the perfect opportunity to meet the producers who contribute to the food bowl.

Located in Alexandra Park alongside the Burnett River, the Taste Farmers Market will be open from 7 am to 11 am on Saturday 12 June.

With everything from fruit and vegetables through to fresh seafood and beef jerky, the markets will showcase the diversity of delights available right across the region.

Robert Doyle from Bundy Farm Produce has been at every Taste Farmers Market since the event began.

“The markets are a great event for us as farmers as well as for the local community and the Bundaberg Region,” Robert said.

“We have been at every market since they started and can’t wait to get back there again this year.”

Robert said the market provided the opportunity for people to learn more about the produce they were looking to buy while hearing from the farmers themselves.

“The event allows visitors to meet the farmers and their families and hear information about the produce,” Robert said.

“This is information that only the farmer can share and something you don’t get the opportunity to hear when shopping in a supermarket.”

Bundy Farm Produce has been in operation for over 12 years and is run by the Doyle family including their five children who all assist on the farm.

They provide a home delivery service in which customers can place orders through their website.

Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the market event was a fantastic way for the community and visitors to understand why the region was referred to as a food bowl.

“The markets are not only an opportunity to get fresh produce for your pantry, but also the first chance some people may have to meet local farmers and hear about their produce,” Cr Learmonth said.

“With over 50 stallholders from the local region, it is a great representation of the range of produce grown here and I am sure there will be something for everyone.”

The region’s farmers provide fresh produce to cafes, restaurants and supermarkets all over Australia, but at this special event, they sell it direct to you.

Celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow will also be making a special appearance at the Taste Farmers Market, and will have 100 free, signed cookbooks ready to hand out to those lucky enough to find her first, making it a morning not to be missed.

There will be entertainment from the whole family including live music from Todd Keightley and games for the kids.

Find the full program for the Taste Bundaberg Festival here.

Event details:
Date: Saturday 12 June
Time: 7 – 11am
Cost: Free
Location: Alexandra Park (West), Quay Street