10 April 2015

Minutes of Farmers Market Committee Meeting

Friday 10 April 2015, 1 p.m.

SAGE Garden, Moruya

1. Attendance/apologies

Present: Kate Raymond, Stuart Whitelaw, Hughen McConaghy

Apologies: Penny Cook, Geoff Scott, Isabelle Hennequin, Martin, Gribble, Sandra Makdessi

2. Minutes of previous meeting

Minutes were accepted by Kate and seconded by Stuart.

Matters arising

  • E-commerce – Kate presented the results of the customer survey. People who had used the market and not returned generally would like:
    • A simpler method of collection, preferably with most of their order collated.
    • Better signage for the stalls (this has been actioned).
  • ‘Put-aways’ – This is being addressed and Kate is amending the rules to allow for pre-orders from commercial operators.
    • Kate
  • As there were only 3 in attendance, the media strategy discussion was postponed until the next meeting.

3. Financial Report

Geoff provided the current financial report by email.

4. Any other business

  • Stuart advised that the Chamber of Commerce is pursuing the idea of ‘Market Tuesday’ in Moruya to involve the whole town.
  • Kate advised that Barrabarroo Meats would be attending the markets as a regular. There was discussion regarding the provenance of their meat, and following subsequent clarifications their attendance was allowed. They will be among the first of the new stallholders to be inspected.
  • Kate and Stuart have been invited to attend a start up meeting for a farmers market at Ulladulla.

Next Meeting: Friday 8 May and in Penny’s absence for April and May Stuart will record the minutes.

No further business. The meeting closed at 2.00 p.m.