A local food revolution has been launched at the heart of the Bendigo Community Farmers Market.
The Victorian Farmers Market Association said Bendigo’s thriving local food scene made it the perfect location to launch their campaign to encourage people to source food at their roots.
President Wayne Shields said there had been a major push where people supported their local farmers, rather than shopping at the big supermarkets.
“Supermarkets have abused their power a bit. They lost touch and chase profits … but at what cost?” he said.
“Farmers learn from their customers and take the feedback back to the farm.”
Local federal member Lisa Chesters and newly-elected mayor Rod Fyffe were testing out their culinary assemblage skills at the Saturday morning market, with ham, cheese and figs on offer.