The Victor Harbor Farmers Market has made a $5000 donation to the Eyre Peninsula Drought Appeal through the Salvation Army.
In the light of farmers around the country suffering from drought, the farmers market made the choice to donate to the Eyre Peninsula farmers because the cause was close to home.
Victor Harbor Farmers Market committee member Jane Williams said drought was one of the greatest challenges farmers and producers faced, and if the farmers market committee could support farmers in any way during difficult times they would.
“It’s time we gave back a little to our farmers, especially when they need it most,” she said.
We depend on our farmers and our producers every day to grow the food that we all enjoyCommittee member Moira Jenkins
The money, which was raised from the market’s stallholders and committee members, was available for donation because the markets were being solely run by volunteers. Because of volunteers, it means any extra funds which are raised are able to be donated to worthy causes. Being able to donate funds is something which the market has been able to proudly do for a while now, making donations to the Bradley’s House organisation, which supports families who have children with cancer. Moira Jenkins, also from the Victor Harbor Farmers Market committee, said the economic and mental health impacts of a drought could not be underestimated. “We depend on our farmers and our producers every day to grow the food that we all enjoy,” she said.
The markets are held every Saturday 8am – 12pm.