When it comes to buying food, Dekalb’s farmers market is ‘the most expensive’ in the state
Farmers in Dekalbo are buying at a premium for their produce.
The market, which has seen prices spike over the past few years, is currently the most expensive in the country, according to market research firm NFU.
“I would say it’s the most costly market in the area,” said market volunteer Kristy, who was in the market for just under five hours.
“It’s a bit of a struggle.”
Kristy’s first stop was a market stall on the edge of town.
“You just can’t miss it,” she said.
“There’s so many different things.
There’s fruit, veg, cheese, bread.”
The market has been a major success for the community since it opened in 2012, with prices for local produce consistently going up.
“This is a good time of year for farmers, so we’re trying to find a way to keep going,” Kristy said.
Kristy says she has to make do with what she can, so her family has been selling locally grown produce at the market.
“We have no choice.
I can’t keep buying it,” Kristie said.
Farmers are taking advantage of the rising prices of local produce “It is a very difficult time for farmers.
We’re going to be very short on supplies this year,” Ms NFU said.
She said that the number of farmers wanting to sell their produce to local markets had increased by about 60 per cent over the last five years.
“They can’t be charged more than the market price.” “
As a result, farmers have to be able to sell at fair market value,” she explained.
“They can’t be charged more than the market price.”
Ms Nfu said that farmers were “absolutely thrilled” with the market’s success and would like to see the market become more open to more people.
“People are so keen to buy locally and it’s just a great way to help the community.
It’s a great thing to have going on here,” she added.
‘We have a really small workforce’ Farmers in the community are using the opportunity to sell locally produced food to their community.
“If we can get more farmers to participate, it will increase the community,” Ms O’Brien said.
In addition to selling local produce, Dekala has been offering local artisans and other arts and crafts opportunities for residents.
“What we’ve found is that people come in to our market for art and crafts, and they want to make their own things,” Ms Gough said.
Her son, Liam, is a local artist.
“He’s done a lot of things, and we’ve all seen it,” he said.
The art he has done at the Dekala Farmers Market has been featured on a local newspaper.
“My dad works for the local newspaper, and it has been really good to have people come and see what he’s doing,” Liam said.
His father is not a regular customer, but is happy to offer help in the future.
“When I’m going to come down and do a piece, he’s a big part of it,” Liam added.
“So when I see something new he’s been able to help me out.”
Kristie, who works at the supermarket, said she was surprised to find that the market was thriving.
“A lot of people come here to buy their produce and I’m surprised by how good it is, how healthy the market is, the farmers market,” she remarked.
“But it’s not always the best time of the year for local farmers.
In a bid to attract more farmers, the Dekalbeg Farmers Market will soon have a new sign up at the entrance to the market, and will have a ‘dekala farmers’ lounge’ on the roof.”
The market is the best place to be, but the market can’t do it alone.”
In a bid to attract more farmers, the Dekalbeg Farmers Market will soon have a new sign up at the entrance to the market, and will have a ‘dekala farmers’ lounge’ on the roof.