Homegrown Parkes Stallholder registrations are now open!
We have been thrilled with the response from the community, stallholders and food vendors for our October Homegrown Parkes event.
It was estimated that our event had approximately 2,500 people in attendance and from our survey responses a general rating from stallholders was 9.6 out of 10. Our community feedback was also positive and provided many lovely suggestions for future inclusions for our Homegrown event. Our community provided an average rating of 8 out of 10 for the event. We will have further detail from the surveys online over the next few weeks.
This event is an opportunity for local and regional businesses who are processing, repurposing, sewing, propagating or producing fabulous local products to share their skill and products with the community. Another highlight will be welcoming Ed Halmagyi (Fast Ed) as our special guest at Homegrown Parkes!
I would encourage potential stallholders to submit an application early. You can find the link to the registration via our facebook page or on our website.
Applications are reviewed by our Homegrown Parkes Committee to ensure that they fit with the ethos of Homegrown Parkes.
All stallholders and food vendors are required to provide $20 million insurance Certificate of Currency and food vendors need to supply their Food Safety Certificate.
We will continue to place a small fee on stallholders for our October event. The fee of $25 will assist with covering the costs to sustain the event.
Demonstrations will again be one of the highlights of the next event on Saturday, 16 March. These demonstrations will highlight processes for using locally produced food and products with the aim of encouraging locals to have a go and grow in their own backyard....or, how to recycle in your backyard.
We want to keep these demonstrations (as opposed to workshops) as short, informative and entertaining as possible, so if there is a demonstration that you would like to see, let us know.
The Homegrown Parkes Committee, made up of members of Central West Lachlan Landcare, Parkes Community Arts and Parkes Shire Council contributors, are looking forward to delivering another fabulous, encouraging and inspirational event in 2024.