The Clunes Farmers’ Market has been successful in obtaining grants recently totalling $27,000.00. The funds are for the following:
- Marketing Consultant: Noelene Gration
- Marketing Budget
- Equipment Budget to include a large marquee to hold cooking events etc, cooking equipment, tables and chairs, and a box trailer to store everything in.
We are very happy to have procured the services of Noelene Gration who has extensive farmers’ market experience. Noelene was the consultant who undertook the feasibility study for the market in 2014. We are confident that the grant funding will put us on a firm footing to move forward and achieve sustainability for the market.
Noelene’s brief includes bedding down a permanent home for the Clunes Farmers Market. She will be speaking to traders in the coming weeks to gauge popular opinion.
We have been able to attract more volunteers to help with the market courtesy of Lana de Kort from Neighbourhood House. Thank you Lana and thank you to all of our very valued helpers including Louise Staley, Member for Ripon, who is a regular helper at the market.