NSW Farmers’ Association is reaching out to metropolitan residents who are conscious consumers, have an interest in food and fibre provenance, supporting local industry and farm life.
The Association has launched Country Connection, a project aimed at bringing farmers closer to their city consumers at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The idea for Country Connection came about following the recent dairy crisis.
We saw consumers turning their backs on $1 litre milk because they know the unfair pressure it has been putting on dairy farmers.
NSW Farmers received calls from people living in Sydney on a daily basis wanting to know how they could help.
There was a time when everyone had country cousins living in the bush but those days are over and sadly there’s a real disconnect between city and country life.
The whole point of Country Connection is to raise awareness about the issues impacting our farmers and to connect, or reconnect metropolitan residents to their country roots.
Metropolitan residents who join NSW Farmers' Country Connection will receive:*
# 8% discount on NIB health insurance (new & existing clients)
# discount on your energy plan if you're with Origin Energy
# 20% discount on first online order at the Free Range Butcher, 10% off subsequent orders & 10% off purchases at Sydney markets ...
# 10% discount on your bill at Bench Wine Bar, Newtown
# 20-25% discount on Nungar Trading Company
# 20% discount on farm tours & apple picking experiences with Darkes
# 20% discount on Darkes Cider
# 10% discount on Farm Club bookings
# 5% discount on a Byron Bay Farmstay from May 1- 23 June & 1 to 31 August (2 night stay) & 10% discount for a 3 night stay or longer for the same period
# free bottle of wine when they order two main meals at the Union Bank Wine Bar, Orange
# access to our members produce
*Conditions may apply.
Members will also be sent a monthly e-newsletter full of tips from farmers on how to grow fruit & veg in your backyard, urban farming ideas & recipes.
For more information on Country Connection Membership, click here.