Established Market Stallholders
If you are already trading at other regional markets it is important for you to apply to become accredited in order for you to qualify to trade at the Clunes Farmers' Market.
The accreditation body is the Victorian Farmers' Market Association (VFMA), endorsed by the Victorian Government to ensure that accreditation is only awarded to farmers and producers who can demonstrate that what will be sold at an accredited Farmers' Market has been raised, grown or made by the stallholder.
In the case of value-added products, such as jam, preserves and baked goods, the producer must be able to demonstrate that the majority of the ingredients are either grown by them or are sourced locally within Victoria. Value-added products where the majority of ingredients are sourced interstate or overseas will not qualify for accreditation.
Please note: Accredited Farmers' Markets do not have craft, bric a brac, or re-packaged food goods for sale. The emphasis is on fresh, locally-grown fresh food produce and home-made quality preserves and baked goods.
If you would like to apply to the VFMA to have your products or produce accredited, see below for the relevant applications:
Your produce includes Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Nuts, Plants/Flowers or Vegetables:
You are a farmer growing Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs and/or with an additional range of farm based value added goods such as cheese where the main component is produced on the farm:
You make Jam, Chutneys, Preserves, Sauces and Condiments, Cakes, Biscuits, treats or other manufactured food items:
If you are unsure as to which form to use because you cannot see your product range represented here, please call the VFMA directly on 9207 5508.
In addition, you will need to ensure that you:
- Have current compliance with your local Council and relevant Food Act. Speak to your local Council Environmental Health Officer for further advice.
- Registered with Streatrader if Clunes is outside your current Council area: Streatrader
- Have current Stallholder Insurance coverage.