Melbourne Farmers’ Markets is piloting a series of tours at the Gasworks Farmers’ Market as an opportunity to expose visitors to Melbourne to the breadth and depth of agriculture in the region. The tours have been set up after MFM was approached by Airbnb to host a ‘social impact experience’, where all proceeds go straight to the registered NFP (as opposed to Airbnb taking a cut as they otherwise do).
We’re keen to get rapid feedback on the tours and be able to tailor them to suit a visitors’ particular interest, whether it’s a particular food, getting to know ‘real farmers’, producers of niche products, etc. We’ve had a food waste researcher from Singapore book in to attend to understand farmers perspectives on food waste, for example, and think there’s potential for other people in the food system movement to have a facilitated introduction to producers also.
If you know of any visitors, foodies, or ‘I don’t know how to shop at a farmers’ market’ people who might be interested in this we’d love if you could share the event with them!