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BFM PASTRY CHEF ADMITS:

“We add something to all of our quiches, pies, pastries & desserts to make taste so good!”

Did you see the newspaper wrap in which Farmers Market Pastry Chef, Joel Benbow, admitted that he and his team of 16 pastry chefs have been using fresh whole food ingredients in the entire range of Market Made quiches, pies, pastries and desserts to improve nutritional values and taste. And he says he wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Check out the link to the full interview with our very own pastry chef to find out what goes into making our handmade pastry products taste so good!

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BFM PASTRY CHEF ADMITS:

“We add something to all of our quiches, pies, pastries & desserts to make taste so good!”

Did you see the newspaper wrap in which Farmers Market Pastry Chef, Joel Benbow, admitted that he and his team of 16 pastry chefs have been using fresh whole food ingredients in the entire range of Market Made quiches, pies, pastries and desserts to improve nutritional values and taste. And he says he wouldn’t have it any other way!

SEE COMMENTS FOR LINK: 
Check out the link to the full interview with our very own pastry chef to find out what goes into making our handmade pastry products taste so good!

:)

Just some feedback, don't know if these guys make the bread but the message I have should get through to those who do, we bought a pack of bao buns, reluctantly, due to the size of them. They taste good but on eating they are double the size they should be,they're not meant to be a burger but a couple of bites. Cheers

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FARMERS MARKET CUSTOMER SERVICE:
IF YOU'D LIKE A CHEESE CAKE FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT...
(Just ask Terri at the Farmers Market Cheese Tasting Counter)

Have you noticed that Cheese Cakes are becoming increasingly popular for special occasions such as Birthdays, corporate events, and weddings?

And did you know Terri (our Farmers Market cheese specialist) can customise a Cheese Cake to match with your taste preferences?

Watch this video with the sound on and if you'd like to know more just have a word with Terri on your next visit to the shop!

Mmmm... cheese cake!

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Nice video Terri, beautiful as always.

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I think Terri is my toddlers favourite person at the Farmers Market 😂

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April Phelps wedding cake 🙌🏻😂

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Courtney Grace your sort of cake

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Susanna who doesn't love cheese 😉😱😂😂😂🍾

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Jaz Schoone legit a cake of cheese!

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Kelly 🧀🧀🎉

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Now this is a cheesecake !! Michelle Barker

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Stacey Shaw Rhianna Collins 😍

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Charlee Westwood Cooper Waterhouse Jaxon Waterhouse Robyn Cuddon

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So..... I am thinking you should bring a store up to Perth and show the people of this City what real fresh produce and amazing/local foods is about!

My 'whenever I can' pit stops at BFM when I head down home aren't often enough!

I need your goodness close by!
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3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO COOK...
(With food from the Farmers Market)

I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that (like most folks reading this) you’re going to want to eat some food today… and tomorrow, and probably most days this week?

I’m also guessing that if you had the choice, you’d prefer to eat tasty, nutritious food, made with top quality, locally grown ingredients…

And finally, I imagine that, depending on the day of the week (and your varying commitments), the way you go about cooking changes from one day to the next; sometimes you’ll have both the time & inclination to cook from scratch, other times… not so much!

If this sounds at all like you, that’s great because, well… we get it!

It’s why we’ve arranged things at the Farmers Market so you can buy food to cook in three different ways to suit your lifestyle and your cooking preferences, as follows:

> 1. FRESH LOCAL INGREDIENTS…
(For hands-on home-cooking!)

At the Farmers Market you’ll find the freshest grower-direct produce we’re so fortunate to have on our doorstep; perfect when you want to cook from scratch with the best ingredients in WA.

> 2. FRESH CUTS PACKS…
(A little assist for time-poor cooks!)

When you want to cook with Farmers Market produce, but prefer the prep work was already done, grab a fresh-cuts pack containing the perfect amount of washed, chopped & measured ingredients!

> 3. MARKET MADE MEALS...
(For taking the night off!)

If you want to eat a delicious & nutritious meal (made with Farmers Market ingredients) in minutes and you don’t have the time, ingredients, facilities or inclination to do it all yourself, keep a freshly prepared Market Made meal or two in your fridge; you’ve never tasted a ready meal like ours!

So there you have it...

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3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO COOK...
(With food from the Farmers Market)   

I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that (like most folks reading this) you’re going to want to eat some food today… and  tomorrow, and probably most days this week? 

I’m also guessing that if you had the choice, you’d prefer to eat tasty, nutritious food, made with top quality, locally grown ingredients…

And finally, I imagine that, depending on the day of the week (and your varying commitments), the way you go about cooking changes from one day to the next; sometimes you’ll have both the time & inclination to cook from scratch, other times… not so much!

If this sounds at all like you, that’s great because, well… we get it!

It’s why we’ve arranged things at the Farmers Market so you can buy food to cook in three different ways to suit your lifestyle and your cooking preferences, as follows:

> 1. FRESH LOCAL INGREDIENTS…
(For hands-on home-cooking!)

At the Farmers Market you’ll find the freshest grower-direct produce we’re so fortunate to have on our doorstep; perfect when you want to cook from scratch with the best ingredients in WA.

> 2. FRESH CUTS PACKS…
(A little assist for time-poor cooks!)

When you want to cook with Farmers Market produce, but prefer the prep work was already done, grab a fresh-cuts pack containing the perfect amount of washed, chopped & measured ingredients!

> 3. MARKET MADE MEALS...
(For taking the night off!)

If you want to eat a delicious & nutritious meal (made with Farmers Market ingredients) in minutes and you don’t have the time, ingredients, facilities or inclination to do it all yourself, keep a freshly prepared Market Made meal or two in your fridge; you’ve never tasted a ready meal like ours!

So there you have it... 

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Salted caramel cheesecake
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Hi guys,
Just wondering if you're going to be bringing out a BFM keep cup to enjoy your very yummy hot drinks from, rather than using the throw away cups?
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Bunbury Farmers MarketHi Karen, it’s a good idea - I’ll pass it on to the GM! 🙂

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SAY G’DAY TO SABINA…
(Finder of the Finest Farmers Market Flowers)

If you’re a regular at the Farmers Market, chances are you know (or have at least seen) Sabina from the florist - pictured here…

But what you may not know is that our lovely Florist Manager is not only the person who setup the flower shop 5 years ago (when we opened the new premises) but she’s also the fabulous flower finder who visits our hardworking local flower growers & suppliers to source the most beautiful varieties of blooms!

Sabina meets with and talks to all our growers every week to keep track of what's available and what’s coming soon throughout the growing seasons.

So what does all this mean for you, well… it means Sabina knows a thing or two about flowers and that, if you’re looking for something especially beautiful either for your table vase or for a special occasion, you could do a lot worse than have a chat to her...

And if you need some extra special flowers for your wedding day, for instance, that’s something Sabina and her team is particularly gifted at helping to organise!

If the last five years have shown anything, it’s that there’s not much that can’t be done when it comes to flowers at the Farmers Market Florist!

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P.S. You can now follow the Farmers Market Florists on instagram @bfm_florist!
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SAY G’DAY TO SABINA…
(Finder of the Finest Farmers Market Flowers)
 
If you’re a regular at the Farmers Market, chances are you know (or have at least seen) Sabina from the florist - pictured here…
 
But what you may not know is that our lovely Florist Manager is not only the person who setup the flower shop 5 years ago (when we opened the new premises) but she’s also the fabulous flower finder who visits our hardworking local flower growers & suppliers to source the most beautiful varieties of blooms!
 
Sabina meets with and talks to all our growers every week to keep track of whats available and what’s coming soon throughout the growing seasons.
 
So what does all this mean for you, well… it means Sabina knows a thing or two about flowers and that, if you’re looking for something especially beautiful either for your table vase or for a special occasion, you could do a lot worse than have a chat to her...

And if you need some extra special flowers for your wedding day, for instance, that’s something Sabina and her team is particularly gifted at helping to organise!
 
If the last five years have shown anything, it’s that there’s not much that can’t be done when it comes to flowers at the Farmers Market Florist!
 
:) 

P.S. You can now follow the Farmers Market Florists on instagram @bfm_florist!

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Best cook in the world. I mean florist. 😎

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Congratulations Sabina, always friendly with a smile, nothing is too much trouble!! Thanks!

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Well done Sabina! Beautiful lady, beautiful team and beautiful flowers 💐

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Beautiful just gorgeous Sabina you are one in a million 💖💖

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Talented and totally gorgeous, that's you Sabina! 😘

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Well done Sabina❤️❤️❤️

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Great passion, oodles of talent and creativity- so good at what you do Sabina. Well done and continue to create and enjoy 💐🌹🌻🌺

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Beautiful photo sis , proud of you xx

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Great Work Sabina 💐 Xx

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Sabina and all the florist staff are a great support to The Bull and Bush Tavern for our wedding flowers. Great job.

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Best manager ever!!!! 🌵🍀💐🌸🌼🌻🌹🌷

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Love the Farmers Market Florist! Flowers are a regular on our shopping list they are so fresh and last so long. Not to mention the smell, they really are the best. You do your job well! 💐

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Adorable Sabina....always with a smile on her face 😍

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One beautiful and talented lady xx

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Hi Sabina! We love seeing you every Friday and Madison loves getting her special flower with pixie dust 🌸 xx

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Oh joe that’s naughty but flowers are her passion not cooking ..she has you to do the cooking heard your good at it but Sabina well it’s flowers..you go girlfriend

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Sabina always does a fantastic flower arrangement 👍🏼

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Congratulations lovely lady 💐🌝

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Congratulations to you on your success and recognition 🦋🐝🐞🌹🌺

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Beautiful lady that is fabulous at all things flowers 💐

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Congratulations Sabina Pergoliti! What a great write up, you are amazing and now so many more people know too 😘

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Beautiful lady and awesome florist rolled into one ❤️

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Hi Sabine , we know how special you are x

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Definitely is delicious 😋

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Danish feta, sooo much creamier than normal fetta I love it on everything 😂😋

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This is the best!

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COMING SOON: NEW & IMPROVED CAFE!
(Watch this space for more details)

Afternoon folks, I thought you might like to get the skinny on what we’re up to at BFM...

If you’ve visited the Farmers Market recently you may have noticed we’re making a few changes...

We’ve shifted the guest services desk a little to the left in the checkout area to give us the space to expand the cafe at the Market.

Here’s a sneak peek at the artists impression of the new cafe setup - see pic!

It promises to be quite an improvement on the current setup with more space and a larger selection of yummy Market Made goodies!

Let me know if you’d like me to share more details over the coming weeks?

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited!

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COMING SOON: NEW & IMPROVED CAFE!
(Watch this space for more details)

Afternoon folks, I thought you might like to get the skinny on what we’re up to at BFM...

If you’ve visited the Farmers Market recently you may have noticed we’re making a few changes...

We’ve shifted the guest services desk a little to the left in the checkout area to give us the space to expand the cafe at the Market. 

Here’s a sneak peek at the artists impression of the new cafe setup - see pic!

It promises to be quite an improvement on the current setup with more space and a larger selection of yummy Market Made goodies! 

Let me know if you’d like me to share more details over the coming weeks?

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited! 

:)

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We go with a cpl of things on the list and come home with a trolley full. 🍞🥧🍪🍰

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great all your hard work is paying off just 1 thing please change the way your customers leave any time after 3 pm is quite dangerous when attempting to cross over in traffic

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Can it be made easier for shoppers to exit. When the cafe is busy it is sometimes impossible to exit to the carpark from that side of the building.

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When are you opening the Mandurah and cockburn stores? 🙊

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Awesome! Sometimes though all I want is the florist without having to walk allll the way around (and getting distracted haha) be handy if that was front and centre or even have a few things at the front to grab on the go

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You guys need an upstairs 👍

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Its bit of a drive, but I would go back.

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looks awesome cant wait hopefully they will have more seating😊

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Luke Macca This is gonna make this place more like a living hell!!!

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I think you guys should build another one on the other side of the highway to keep up with the demand 👍😁😁

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Now need decked parking!

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Great work! Can’t wait to see it but hopefully something can be done about about the congestion in this part when trying to enter/exit the store. Also maybe have the dog area a little further away.....had to put myself between a gnarly dog and my 8yo s couple of weeks backs just to get a trolley.

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Hi Graehem Kevin it looks great the only shop for quality

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Maybe some changes to the carpark would be great too, as it gets really busy esp during the holidays and long weekends.

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I had a dream once that your front car park was turned into a cafe with more seating etc haha. Ehhh close enough!

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Stir fry packs in the new cafe fridges please 😊 In a hurry home and a healthy family food grab would be fantastic.

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I'd love to see a BFM food truck!

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It looks amazing I can't wait for my next visit to see the changes.

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Just when you think the place can’t get any better 👍☺️

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Please share updates it looks awesome

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Are you opening Metro stores anytime?

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Great news hopefully not so cold brrrrr

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Yes inform us more it will b exciting

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Lots of updates please!

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Emma Johnstone after a daily walk 🍶

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FARMERS MARKET SUPER SUCCULENTS
(Add a pot of greenery whilst shopping for greens)

Heads up plant lovers... I just thought you might like to know that we’ve some pretty super succulents at the Farmers Market at the mo!

So once you’re done done shopping for your fresh greens in the veggie section, maybe have a squiz at the greenery on display at the flower stall too...

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FARMERS MARKET SUPER SUCCULENTS
(Add a pot of greenery whilst shopping for greens)

Heads up plant lovers... I just thought you might like to know that we’ve some pretty super succulents at the Farmers Market at the mo!

So once you’re done done shopping for your fresh greens in the veggie section, maybe have a squiz at the greenery on display at the flower stall too...

:)

BFM PUBLIC HOLIDAY HOURS:

Q: "Is the Farmers Market open on WA Day?"
A: "Yes, indeed we are!"

In case you were wondering, we will indeed be open for the WA Day Public Holiday - (Monday 4th June) - from 8:30am - 5:30pm.

So that's a 9hr window of opportunity to pick up your favourite super-fresh, Farmers Market food items to celebrate WA Day.

Hope you’re having a terrific long weekend so far!

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BFM PUBLIC HOLIDAY HOURS:

Q: Is the Farmers Market open on WA Day?  
A: Yes, indeed we are!

In case you were wondering, we will indeed be open for the WA Day Public Holiday - (Monday 4th June) - from 8:30am - 5:30pm.

So thats a 9hr window of opportunity to pick up your favourite super-fresh, Farmers Market food items to celebrate WA Day.

Hope you’re having a terrific long weekend so far!

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PURPOSEFUL PACKAGING...
(That’s 100% Recyclable & Biodegradable)

Hey folks, I hope you’re having a happy Friday and you’re looking forward to the long weekend?

I just wanted to drop a note here which I hope will make the more environmentally conscious among us even happier...

We’ve started using bagasse trays (a sugar cane pulp byproduct) instead of plastic punnets to contain our extreme value bananas.

This is a part of a number of initiatives we’re testing and working on to improve recyclability and reduce the environmental impact of running the farmers market.

Now, you may be thinking, “That’s great but why on earth do you have to use any packaging on your bananas, don’t they come with their own packaging?”

This is a question that gets asked fairly regularly, so I wanted to explain why we have some of our fresh produce punneted or trayed in the first place.

To the casual observer it might seem strange, unnecessary or a bit pointless to package fresh produce but the truth is packaging certain kinds of fruit & veg in the way we do actually allows us to do three important things:

1. Buy more from (and more sustainably support) our growers across their entire crop; you see the produce in punnets or trays are typically the smaller fruits & vegetables which are often rejected by other retailers as they don’t meet their strict size / colour / shape specs. Instead of refusing the produce (and forcing the growers to waste it by throwing it away or ploughing it back into the ground at substantial cost to the grower) we take the smaller quality produce and punnet into certain quantities and price the pack to differentiate it from the loose, larger and usually more expensive produce.

2. This prevents any confusion at the checkouts since we often carry multiple examples of the same produce (from different growers or the same) and makes the checkout process more streamlined; which particularly at peak trading times is very important.

3. It allows us to offer more variety and varying price points so that there‘s a premium option for those who want it and a more budget friendly option for those buying in bulk.

All that said, we know packaging is unpopular and so we’re constantly exploring alternative materials (such as the afore mentioned biodegradable and compostable bagasse trays made of a sugar cane byproduct).

We’re even exploring see-through biodegradable punnet as we have many customers who like transparent punnets since they:

> Protect produce on the return trip home (many guests drive great distances to visit BFM),

> Keep produce organised & visible in the fridge (so you can see what you have at a glance),

> Allow guests to check the fruit is unmarked (even underneath),

> Can be repurposed into paint pots or seedling pots for school children (guests often tell about the uses they put empty containers to)

So just to summarise, we’re absolutely on board with looking for alternative packaging options, but in the meantime I just wanted to explain that (rather than being pointless) our use of packaging is actually quite purposeful.

I hope that makes sense?

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P.S. Just in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s also a dedicated recycling station permanently located outside the left hand exit doors at the Farmers Market, which you can use to recycle most of the packaging we use here.
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PURPOSEFUL PACKAGING...
(That’s 100% Recyclable & Biodegradable)

Hey folks, I hope you’re having a happy Friday and you’re looking forward to the long weekend?

I just wanted to drop a note here which I hope will make the more environmentally conscious among us even happier...

We’ve started using bagasse trays (a sugar cane pulp byproduct) instead of plastic punnets to contain our extreme value bananas. 

This is a part of a number of initiatives we’re testing and working on to improve recyclability and reduce the environmental impact of running the farmers market. 

Now, you may be thinking, “That’s great but why on earth do you have to use any packaging on your bananas, don’t they come with their own packaging?”

This is a question that gets asked fairly regularly, so I wanted to explain why we have some of our fresh produce punneted or trayed in the first place. 

To the casual observer it might seem strange, unnecessary or a bit pointless to package fresh produce but the truth is packaging certain kinds of fruit & veg in the way we do actually allows us to do three important things:

1. Buy more from (and more sustainably support) our growers across their entire crop; you see the produce in punnets or trays are typically the smaller fruits & vegetables which are often rejected by other retailers as they don’t meet their strict size / colour / shape specs. Instead of refusing the produce (and forcing the growers to waste it by throwing it away or ploughing it back into the ground at substantial cost to the grower) we take the smaller quality produce and punnet into certain quantities and price the pack to differentiate it from the loose, larger and usually more expensive produce. 

2. This prevents any confusion at the checkouts since we often carry multiple examples of the same produce (from different growers or the same) and makes the checkout process more streamlined; which particularly at peak trading times is very important. 

3. It allows us to offer more variety and varying price points so that there‘s a premium option for those who want it and a more budget friendly option for those buying in bulk. 

All that said, we know packaging is unpopular and so we’re constantly exploring alternative materials (such as the afore mentioned  biodegradable and compostable bagasse trays made of a sugar cane byproduct).

We’re even exploring see-through biodegradable punnet as we have many customers who like transparent punnets since they:

> Protect produce on the return trip home (many guests drive great distances to visit BFM),

> Keep produce organised & visible in the fridge (so you can see what you have at a glance), 

> Allow guests to check the fruit is unmarked (even underneath), 

> Can be repurposed into paint pots or seedling pots for school children (guests often tell about the uses they put empty containers to)

So just to summarise, we’re absolutely on board with looking for alternative packaging options, but in the meantime I just wanted to explain that (rather than being pointless) our use of packaging is actually quite purposeful. 

I hope that makes sense?

:)

P.S. Just in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s also a dedicated recycling station permanently located outside the left hand exit doors at the Farmers Market, which you can use to recycle most of the packaging we use here.

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Or just not package them at all? After all, we peel the skins off and thrown them away 🤷‍♀️

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Next if you could do away with the plastic cling-wrap somehow...

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well done BFM. next is to switch your plastic bags on the roll to paper bags... would happily pay the extra for a paper bag rather than use the plastic... actually, I'm doing this already... heading off to grab your mushroom paper bags to put my fruit in rather than use the plastic ones....

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Bananas, and other fruit and veg, should not be wrapped. Period.

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Why do they need to be in a tray ? Bananas 🍌 have their own packaging 😳

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Well done on taking steps to improve our consumption of packaging. Love it!

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Mm, I get it, but I still like it loose

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Glad to see attempts at reducing our plastic consumption. Keep going Farmers Market. I now only buy plastic free products (except meat which is very difficult, and cheese...) and can do it in your store if I’m selective so well done guys!

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My old grocer always trained staff in product recognition and also had reusable buckets/punnets of sale or special items. Completely packaging free. Could be an alternative approach to trays and cling wrap.

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Seems to me that wrapping and plastic is a world wide issue and we all have to rethink our life styles. We all have a responsibility! Well done F.Market, keep up the good work and the amazing produce you offer.

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Sweeter Banana Co-Operative Carnarvon WAWhile the bananas above are from Qld, Sweeter Banana Co-Operative Carnarvon WA Bananas also come pre-packaged as the skins are thinner due to the bananas being sub-tropical. Therefore the bananas mark more easily. and before we packaged Carnarvon bananas into bags we had 60% food waste as we could only sell and market the large bananas and the rest were being thrown out. Remember when you are buying Carnarvon Bananas (always marked with the Buy West Eat Best logo) you are saving food miles, we package all our bananas into re-usable crates, we don't use any sprays (no pesticides, fungicides or insecticides) and they take twice as long to grow as Tropical bananas so much sweeter and creamier. We are also currently looking at alternatives to our bags that also satisfies consumer requirements such as being able to see the fruit you are buying and cost. We recently trialled in a couple of stores just our loose bananas and had to abandon the trial after complaints from customers on the appearance as the fruit marked more easily due to consumer handling. So our research is that we do need to package somehow or we may as well give up growing. There are many aspects to being environmentally sustainable but the fact that we don't use nasty sprays, we are in WA and use re-usable crates for transport stacks up against the alternatives. It's important to look not just at face value - but also the processes behind the scenes, the growing, the distribution and the packaging such as cartons and liners inside cartons which are also plastic used for loose fruit. If it was easy to give up packaging everyone would have done it. Farmers don't want to add costs to their processes for no reason, if we package it's because there is a need. Good effort on the sugarcane trays Bunbury Farmers Market

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Thanks for this. Re the trays, not the wrap.... I don’t think you should use the description ‘recyclable’ because people might think they can put it in their kerbside bin.... this is incorrect. It would contaminate other items in the bin that councils are able to recycle.

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Still no justification for packaging bananas. There is the environment impact of producing these trays and the plastic wrap is appalling.

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Plastic is so convenient, protects the product, extends its life & is great for transporting. But it’s destroying our planet 🌏. It’s great to see BFM thinking of alternatives. Next step....let’s get rid of plastic altogether 👌🏻

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Great to see you making eco friendly changes. Would love to see you remove gourmet potatoes from plastic boxes! If you absolutely have to package them surely there is something better than the bulky plastic. Thanks!

3 weeks ago   ·  4
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How about wooden or bamboo frames for your sign about saving the environment by reducing plastics??

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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What about a good old paper bag!

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That's great but you're still using plastic clear wrap to wrap over the top 😠

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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say a tray like on the bottom with holes in it like lattice that would be good

3 weeks ago   ·  2
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👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Good to see, Bunbury Farmers Market. Is there still somewhere to return the plastic containers? I see the boxes are no longer there now that the renovations have commenced.

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Keep up the positive work BFM.

1 week ago
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I asked a while ago about the dedicated bins for recycling packaging. I have a mountain to return. Are the bins somewhere now that the cafe is going in? Bunbury Farmers Market.

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Brendan Rebecca Putt

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AY BY GUM...
(We’ve some lovely fragrant native foliage at BFM)

If you’re chasing a bit of greenery to bring a bit of the outside indoors...

We’ve some stunning natives at the Farmers Market at the moment...

Pictured here is our lovely gum which comes all the way from Woop Woop...

(I kid you not, it’s from Woop Woop Downs)

Beautiful isn’t it; smells incredible as well!

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AY BY GUM...
(We’ve some lovely fragrant native foliage at BFM)

If you’re chasing a bit of greenery to bring a bit of the outside indoors...

We’ve some stunning natives at the Farmers Market at the moment...

Pictured here is our lovely gum which comes all the way from Woop Woop...

(I kid you not, it’s from Woop Woop Downs)

Beautiful isn’t it; smells incredible as well!

:)

MARKET MADE PROTEIN BALLS...
(Introducing New Flavours!)

Our 6-pack protein balls have gained such a following, we’ve decided to extend the range and add some new flavours...

So you can now find the following protein balls at the Farmers Market:

> Espresso Protein,
> Lemon Protein,
> Berry Protein,

And of course, as you’d expect from our Market Made range, they’re all made from scratch with whole ingredients...

(like real coffee beans, actual lemons, fresh strawberries and so on)

...right here at the market, which is why they taste so delicious - even if I do say so myself!

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Clint Poletti espresso

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Maddie House yes!

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BEAUTIFUL FRESH FLOWERS...
(Always available at the Market)

Whether you need flowers for a loved one or you just fancy adding a splash of floral colour & fragrance to your home...

Keep in mind, you can always pick up something stunning at the Farmers Market Florist!

P.S. We can make something up on the spot or arrange something special in advance, if you let us know what you'd like!

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BEAUTIFUL FRESH FLOWERS...
(Always available at the Market)

Whether you need flowers for a loved one or you just fancy adding a splash of floral colour & fragrance to your home...

Keep in mind, you can always pick up something stunning at the Farmers Market Florist!

P.S. We can make something up on the spot or arrange something special in advance, if you let us know what youd like! 

:o)

A NEW HEAT & EAT MEAL TO TRY:
(Chilli BBQ Pork & Rice)

If you’re already a fan of our Market Made heat & eat range of meals and you fancy giving our latest creation a try, allow me to introduce our new Chilli BBQ Pork & Rice meal...

It’s good... it’s actually really really good, but I’ll let you be the judge - let me know what you think, won’t you!

If on the other hand you’re a regular patron of the Farmers Market but you’ve yet to try one of our Market Made meals because you associate anything microwaveable with low quality frozen TV dinners, I invite you to give one a try, because these aren’t like any ready meal you’ve ever seen before...

All our Market Made meals are freshly prepared on the premises, right here at the Farmers Market, using exactly the same quality ingredients you might buy from the Farmers Market to make a meal yourself.

We use proper whole foods, we cook everything from scratch and we pop our meals in microwaveable containers so you can enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits of a freshly cooked meal in minutes...

It’s a deliciously convenient option for those occasions when you don’t have the time or the inclination to cook from scratch but you’d still like to eat something which has been lovingly prepared.

Try one, if you haven’t already... you can thank me for the recommendation another day!

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A NEW HEAT & EAT MEAL TO TRY:
(Chilli BBQ Pork & Rice)

If you’re already a fan of our Market Made heat & eat range of meals and you fancy giving our latest creation a try, allow me to introduce our new Chilli BBQ Pork & Rice meal... 

It’s good... it’s actually really really good, but I’ll let you be the judge - let me know what you think, won’t you!

If on the other hand you’re a regular patron of the Farmers Market but you’ve yet to try one of our Market Made meals because you associate anything microwaveable with low quality frozen TV dinners, I invite you to give one a try, because these aren’t like any ready meal you’ve ever seen before...

All our Market Made meals are freshly prepared on the premises, right here at the Farmers Market, using exactly the same quality ingredients you might buy from the Farmers Market to make a meal yourself. 

We use proper whole foods, we cook everything from scratch and we pop our meals in microwaveable containers so you can enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits of a freshly cooked meal in minutes...

It’s a deliciously convenient option for those occasions when you don’t have the time or the inclination to cook from scratch but you’d still like to eat something which has been lovingly prepared. 

Try one, if you haven’t already... you can thank me for the recommendation another day! 

:)

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What scale of 🌶🌶🌶 would you say this is BFM? Thanks

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Hi what price range are the ready made meals each please? Thanks.

2 weeks ago
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Steph Hasard easy dinners 😉

3 weeks ago   ·  2

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Hey BFM, can you please do some ready-made Keto meals?

3 weeks ago   ·  2
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Tarnee Rose maybe we should get some Friday night

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Richard Howard

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Kathleen Mullins yummmmm

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Bunbury Farmers MarketHi Pam, thanks for your msg - I’ll check that for you. 🙂

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Bunbury Farmers MarketHi Pam, I’ve checked for you and we don’t have the Bravo apples as the price points are too high at the moment. Sorry about that 🙂

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WINTER SOUP PACKS...
(Perfect wet weather food)

If you fancy making some homemade soup and need the perfect amount & type of ingredients to make it, how about this for an idea!?

Our Market Select soup packs include exactly the ingredients you need to make a soup, no more and no less...

Of course, you could buy one of our Market Made soups but if you fancy making something yourself this is a pretty good way of going about it!

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WINTER SOUP PACKS...
(Perfect wet weather food)

If you fancy making some homemade soup and need the perfect amount & type of ingredients to make it, how about this for an idea!?

Our Market Select soup packs include exactly the ingredients you need to make a soup, no more and no less...

Of course, you could buy one of our Market Made soups but if you fancy making something yourself this is a pretty good way of going about it!

:)

Any great soup recipes?

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Wrapped in plastic !!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Brendon 😄

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SOME SAGE ADVICE:
(For if you’re ever in a pickle)

If you find yourself with a problem that has you in a bit of a pickle, sometimes it pays to pause, take a moment and do something different...

For instance you could make a sandwich, perhaps with some pickle...

Then you could eat the sandwich until the sandwich and the pickle is gone...

Then there’ll be no more pickle so then your pickle will be to work out when you can get to the Farmers Market to get some more pickle...

And that’s probably less of a pickle than you might think...

And likely less of a pickle than the pickle that was pickling you before you made the sandwich...

And you might find that a visit to the Farmers Market (to get some more pickle) is just the distraction you needed to reinvigorate yourself so that you can deal with the original problem that had you in a pickle...

And at the very least you’ll have eaten a delicious sandwich with some pickle, so... that’s a win!

🙂

P.S. I should probably mention we’re making our own 100% Market Made Zucchini Pickle now... could come in handy if you ever needed to make a problem solving pickle sandwich!

#ProblemSolvingByBFM
#FarmersMarketPerspective
#EverythingLooksBetterAfterASandwich
#MakesSenseToMe
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SOME SAGE ADVICE:
(For if you’re ever in a pickle)

If you find yourself with a problem that has you in a bit of a pickle, sometimes it pays to pause, take a moment and do something different... 

For instance you could make a sandwich, perhaps with some pickle...

Then you could eat the sandwich until the sandwich and the pickle is gone...

Then there’ll be no more pickle so then your pickle will be to work out when you can get to the Farmers Market to get some more pickle... 

And that’s probably less of a pickle than you might think...

And likely less of a pickle than the pickle that was pickling you before you made the sandwich...

And you might find that a visit to the Farmers Market (to get some more pickle) is just the distraction you needed to reinvigorate yourself so that you can deal with the original problem that had you in a pickle...

And at the very least you’ll have eaten a delicious sandwich with some pickle, so... that’s a win!

:)

P.S. I should probably mention we’re making our own 100% Market Made Zucchini Pickle now... could come in handy if you ever needed to make a problem solving pickle sandwich!

#ProblemSolvingByBFM
#FarmersMarketPerspective
#EverythingLooksBetterAfterASandwich
#MakesSenseToMe

Looks as good as mine. 🤪

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Trace if ur into pickles

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A HUGE THANKS TO OUR KIND REVIEWERS...
(Thanks to you we’ve a certificate of excellence!)

Hello friends of the Farmers Market from Bunbury & beyond...

I have some exciting news which comes hand-in-hand with a BIG Thank You to everyone who chooses to support us and share the love with a review...

I received an email from TripAdvisor today saying:

“We're pleased to announce that Bunbury Farmers Market has been recognised with a 2018 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews you've earned on the world's largest travel site. Only select businesses receive a Certificate of Excellence!”

We don’t like to toot our own horn but I didn’t want to let this one slide by without acknowledging it, so thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU - this is SO cool!

P.S. Of course we’re super grateful for all of your reviews whether they’re on Google, Facebook, elsewhere online or out there in the community... please do keep them coming!

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A HUGE THANKS TO OUR KIND REVIEWERS...
(Thanks to you we’ve a certificate of excellence!)

Hello friends of the Farmers Market from Bunbury & beyond... 

I have some exciting news which comes hand-in-hand with a BIG Thank You to everyone who chooses to support us and share the love with a review...

I received an email from TripAdvisor today saying:

“Were pleased to announce that Bunbury Farmers Market has been recognised with a 2018 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews youve earned on the worlds largest travel site. Only select businesses receive a Certificate of Excellence!”

We don’t like to toot our own horn but I didn’t want to let this one slide by without acknowledging it, so thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU - this is SO cool!

P.S. Of course we’re super grateful for all of your reviews whether they’re on Google, Facebook, elsewhere online or out there in the community... please do keep them coming! 

:)

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Congratulations, well deserved 😊

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The most delicious place to shop in WA. I never miss the chance to drop in when I'm visiting friends in the area every few months. Wish I lived nearby though, I'd be there every couple of days...

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I can't believe I haven't done a review for you guys. I'm a big TA reviewer - I have fixed that now. WELL DONE - AND YES, I'M SHOUTING.... 🙂

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Congratulations!! We love our weekly shop. Always something new to taste or look at!!

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Congratulation.............not really surprised. Well done.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Congratulations ~My favourite shop

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You can not find better,fresher quality vegies and the choice of all other food .than the farmers market. So glad we live very close

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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You deserve it! Amazing place 😍

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Well deserved, congratulations 🤗

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Totally deserved. The best shop!!!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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congratulations

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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So deserved

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Well deserved

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Well deserved 👍

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Nicole Zhang

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LOCALLY GROWN SEEDLESS MANDARINS...
(Now available at the Farmers Market)

If you fancy something seedless, segmented & citrusy to snack on sometime soon...

You could do a lot worse than to sashay into the Farmers Market and select some of our sweet seedless mandarins...

They’re locally grown and delivered direct to the Market for maximum flavour & freshness...

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LOCALLY GROWN SEEDLESS MANDARINS...
(Now available at the Farmers Market)

If you fancy something seedless, segmented & citrusy to snack on sometime soon...

You could do a lot worse than to sashay into the Farmers Market and select some of our sweet seedless mandarins...

They’re locally grown and delivered direct to the Market for maximum flavour & freshness...

:)

Tania Campbell Leanne Peacock 😁 yay!!!

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Brought some chestnuts a couple of days ago ... 75% of them were black inside and inedible. Recommend not buying them. ... See MoreSee Less

Bunbury Farmers MarketHi Dianne, thanks for your message - I’m so sorry your chestnuts were all bad, that’s no good and I’d like to make it up to you. I’ve forwarded your msg to our produce manager to look into and our guest services team who’ll happily refund or replace your purchase on your next visit (whenever that happens to be). In the meantime I’m so sorry for the inconvenience, but thanks again for letting me know so we can go back to our growers. Cheers, Adam 😊

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Bunbury Farmers Market added 3 new photos.

COLOURFUL FRESH PRODUCE A’PLENTY...
(Grower-direct goodness at the Farmers Market)

If you want...

> some colour in your cheeks...
> some pep in your step, or just...
> some fantastically fresh food on your plate...

Head into the Farmers Market and feast your eyes on the freshest produce were so fortunate to have on our doorstep...

Grower-direct goodness arrives fresh everyday at the Farmers Market so there’s always something to catch your eye, or tickle your fancy, or...

(well, you get my point...)

Come, see, smell, taste, enjoy!

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COLOURFUL FRESH PRODUCE A’PLENTY...
(Grower-direct goodness at the Farmers Market)

If you want...

> some colour in your cheeks...
> some pep in your step, or just...
> some fantastically fresh food on your plate...

Head into the Farmers Market and feast your eyes on the freshest produce were so fortunate to have on our doorstep...

Grower-direct goodness arrives fresh everyday at the Farmers Market so there’s always something to catch your eye, or tickle your fancy, or... 

(well, you get my point...)

Come, see, smell, taste, enjoy!

:)

TOP AUSTRALIAN CHEFS ARE LOVING BFM
(According to Country Style Magazine)

Just a little bit chuffed with this one...

Thanks to:

> Country Style magazine for the article,
> Chef Kate Lamont for the namecheck, and
> Visit Bunbury Geographe for the heads up!

Looks like the cat is well and truly out of the bag about Farmers Market produce now!

🙂

(See comments for a link to the article via Bunbury Geographe)
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TOP AUSTRALIAN CHEFS ARE LOVING BFM
(According to Country Style Magazine)

Just a little bit chuffed with this one... 

Thanks to:

> Country Style magazine for the article, 
> Chef Kate Lamont for the namecheck, and
> Visit Bunbury Geographe for the heads up!

Looks like the cat is well and truly out of the bag about Farmers Market produce now! 

:) 

(See comments for a link to the article via Bunbury Geographe)

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Congratulations well deserved ........ We love you too.

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Congratulations to all at BFM 🙂

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Congratulations Bunbury Farmers Market. Congratulations Kate Lamont on your very good taste - pun intended.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Well done BFM😃😃

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Well deserved!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Margaret Mowday

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shhhh stop telling everyone how good you are, keep it a secret, it's busy enough nowadays! lol

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