Wingham Farmers’ Market Saturday July 5
WINGHAM Farmers’ Market is on this Saturday morning at the Wingham Showground.
The special guest this month is Peter Allan, better known as ‘Pete the Permie’.
Peter hails from Telopea Mountain in Victoria where he breeds an impressive array of heritage fruit trees, with over 1000 different varieties.
Peter’s operations are based strongly on permaculture principles.
In particular he believes that an orchard is not a complete system without animals.
He is coming to the Manning Valley to run a series of workshops with Manning Landcare on topics including organic pest management, grafting, pruning, espaliering and orchard management.
Places are still available if you contact Manning Landcare.
Peter will be at the markets with about 700 bare rooted fruit trees which are suitable for our more northern climate.
He will have pears, apples, nectarines, peaches and berries such as blueberries.
They are all grown organically and are heritage or dwarf varieties.
At 10am Peter will give a free talk on grafting fruit trees.
It will be one not to miss as he shares over 20 years of experience.
Also at the Wingham Farmers’ Market this month will be delicious home made soup to fend off the winter chills, as well as fruit and veg, seedlings, wine, cakes and more.
If you have a small amount of surplus produce you have grown or hand made, you can sell it at the market through the community stall!
If it is spray free just bring your produce along and talk to the volunteers at the stall, a 10 per cent commission will go towards the running of the market.
New stallholders are always welcome, with site fees waived at your first market.
Direct stall holder enquiries to Annette on 0416 247 456.
There is more information online at www.winghamfarmersmarket.org.au and on Facebook.