New research by the National Farmers' Federation shows that the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have made Australians more conscious about where their food comes from which lends more importance to the FAB (Farmers at Burrill) venture.
The research, released on National Agriculture Day, reveals that one in three people over the age of 55 reported that they are more conscious about where their food comes from, with 31 percent of women examining the source of their groceries.
The increasing popularity of farmers' markets such as FAB (Farmers at Burrill) is a result of the increasing awareness of food quality, and the preference to 'buy local' as a result of a number of campaigns.
Coordinator of FAB, Niree Creed, said the large number of visitors to the fortnightly twilight market at Lions Park, Burrill Lake, was proof that consumers appreciated the super fresh food available from the people who grew and nurtured it.
"An added factor behind the popularity of FAB is the fact that most of our growers are truly local, with many of our farmers located within a 20 kilometre radius of Burrill Lake", Niree said.
"Shortly, we'll be adding sourdough bread from a brand new bakery at Burrill Lake, just in time for Christmas.
"We also have growers from cooler areas such as Wallaroo and Braidwood, providing an even greater diversity of fresh food and wine.
"Cupitts' own beer brand has been an outstanding success, and the Ulladulla Milton Lion Club sausage sizzle featuring our farmers' sausages, has been a huge hit."
The next FAB will be held this Friday, December 4.