The Gascoyne Growers Market is run by a committee of management that employs a part-time coordinator. Market Guidelines have been developed from the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA) guidelines, in an effort to maintain the integrity of the operation as a tool for promoting regional producers. A copy of our constitution is available to read here.
If you are interested in becoming a stallholder please follow the steps below and return all completed documentation to the Market Coordinator at PO Box 1419, Carnarvon WA 6701, or email markets(at)gascoynefood.com.au.
A general meeting is called each year prior to the commencement of the market season at which all prospective stallholders are asked to attend to register their interest. We also welcome new stallholders throughout the market season, and are always on the lookout for new members who will diversify the customer experience.
If you have any further questions about becoming a stallholder, please feel free to contact the market coordinator by email or on 0481 724 639.
TO BECOME A STALLHOLDER AT THE MARKETS:
- Read the Operational Guidelines & FAQs
- Ensure your business complies with the relevant food safety requirements (see below).
- Provide the following to the coordinator:
- Completed Membership Form
- Completed Stallholder Licence application
- Copy of your public liability insurance certificate of currency.
A bit more on Food Safety Requirements…
It is NOT difficult to comply with food safety requirements, but there are a few things that you must do if you are handling food (and we are here to assist to make sure this is not an obstacle that stops you from becoming a stallholder!). See the info below and please Contact Us if you have any further questions.
- The Food Act 2008 requires anyone selling/handling food to notify/register with the Shire before commencing any food operation. You can do this by completing this Food Registration form and submitting it to the Shire of Carnarvon’s Enviro Health Department.
- Anyone preparing high risk foods from home and selling at the market or any other location must have their premises approved by the Shire before they commence business.
- Fruit packing sheds are also required to register with the Shire according to the Food Act 2008
- All food businesses must comply with the Food Standards Code. Please visitwww.foodstandards.gov.au for detailed information on compliance.
- A food business must ensure that persons undertaking or supervising food handling operations have (a) skills in food safety and food hygiene matters and (b) knowledge of food safety and food hygiene matters, commensurate with their work activities. In order to fulfil this mandatory obligation, you can visit www.carnarvon.imalert.com.au to complete the food safety training and print your certificate for FREE.