In early September 2013 a group of farmers/producers met to consider how best to develop a Farmers’ Market in Braidwood. Prior to this meeting those responsible for the market initiative conducted extensive research into the administrative and legislative requirements and consulted with a broad range of community groups, local business, producers and council. A Committee was elected, a Charter drafted, a venue arranged and with the support of an enthusiastic band of Stallholders the Braidwood Farmers’ Market became a reality.

The first market was held in the National Theatre on 16 November 2013 with seven stallholders – the number now expanded to twenty in peak periods with more producers showing an interest in joining. The market is now held on the first and third Saturday of each month. The products produced and sold at the market include:

  • A range of fruit and vegetables;

  • A variety of meat products including beef, chicken, duck, pork, lamb and goat;

  • Wines, ciders and non-alcoholic drinks;

  • Local preserves and jams; and

  • Bread, garlic, honey and more.

The Farmer’s Market has been a very successful initiative welcomed by the both the community and farmers/producers.