Slow Food Earth Markets Maitland is back in The Levee on November 2 from 2-7pm

DEDICATED: Slow Food Hunter Valley leader Amorelle Dempster (right) at the Slow Food Earth Markets Maitland.
DEDICATED: Slow Food Hunter Valley leader Amorelle Dempster (right) at the Slow Food Earth Markets Maitland.

Maitland’s fresh food movement will feature on the ABC NEWS 24 on Saturday afternoon, during an episode of Women’s Work.

The program tells the story behind the Slow Food Earth Markets Maitland, which is held in The Levee on the first and third Thursday of the month.

It features Slow Food Hunter Valley leader Amorelle Dempster’s role in the venture, along with farmers Matthew and Liam Dennis who were involved in igniting the movement thanks to their 40 tonne pumpkin crop. 

Watch a glimpse of the episode here

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Use the interactive shopping list below to plan your visit to the next market, which will be held on November 16 from 2-7pm

What can I buy there?

Maitland’s fresh food revolution is the culmination of a long journey that started in early 2016.

It has gradually transformed into a twice monthly market, which usually works out to fall fortnightly.

Click on the picture below to read everything you need to know about the market, and Maitland’s fresh food revolution. 

The market helps 14 producers, and a handful of backyard growers, to earn some money from the land.

There’s long-time farmers like Oakhampton’s Austin Breiner and East Maitland’s Matthew Dennis.

Then there’s those who are paving their own farming path after growing up in the city, like Tom Christie and Dominique Northam. 

Click on the picture below to meet the producers