Taste Farmers’ Markets Awards 2012 dinner and presentation

Join us as we celebrate the real food producers of New Zealand.  Farmers' Market Producer Categories for 2012 as awarded by NZ’s leading Chefs Jonny Schwass, a Canterbury localvore, Master Chef 2011 Nadia Lim  and Acclaimed Author and Chef Julie Biuso.  Dinner and Awards including Farmers' Market of the Year 2012 at the Parnell Farmers' Market, Jubille Building, 545 Parnell Road, Auckland.  1st of July - 6 - pm - Dinner and Awards Tickets $60 pp, limited seats available

Farmers Markets NZ Conference 2012

Saturday 30 th June 2012
Breakfast & morning @ the Parnell Farmers’    Market - Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Parnell  Farmers’ Market, open from 8am -12noon Saturday.
Sunday 1st July 2012
Breakfast & morning @ the Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market - Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market, open from 9am -12.30am Sunday.
6 pm Taste Awards 2012 Dinner  and presentation

Monday 2nd July 2012
8:30am – Tea & Coffee at Jubilee Building, Parnell
9.00 am - Housekeeping, Overview of the        Conference
9:15am – Garden to Table Programme - Key note speaker - how do we change the way children  approach and think about food.
10:00am – Say what you mean and mean what you say -  your mission is simple if your thoughts are clear
10:30am – Morning tea
10.45 am Mind your Media –Key note Speaker - what tastes good today is good for us in the future
11:15am – WORKSHOPS – Finding the Local in Localvores, Managing the manager, 101 accounting in the cloud,  Governance – how not to do it

12:15pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Food Bill Update - how will it affect you and your Market, what you did not know
2.00 pm – The Lyttelton effect – can a community feed itself ?

3.00 pm – Afternoon tea

3.15pm  -- WORKSHOPS – Finding the Locals in      Localvores, Managing the manager, 101 accounting in the cloud, Governance – how not to do it
4.15 pm –  Masterchef  - the best things about local food is the ……………..
4:45 pm – Farmers’ Markets Annual Gathering of Marketers (AGM)
5.30 pm – Close of day one and wine tasting
Tuesday  3 rd July 2012

8:00am – Tea & Coffee at Jubilee Building, Parnell
8.15am – FMNZ Business Session –whose business Is it
9:00am – Reaching the full potential of the web -Mike Purchas, Marketground Website
10.00am – Social Media – Friends or foe – what you should and should not be doing - How to interact and gain the full spending potential of your Localvores

10:30am – Morning tea

10:45am --Authenticity is key to tomorrows Farmers’ Markets – Key Note Speaker - what is working now but will not work in the future
11.30am – Q&A from the floor

12:15 – Lunch

1.30 pm – FMNZ – Where to from here?
2.15 pm – Transitioning your market for the future -  what is the next wave coming ashore
3:15 pm – Stall holder/committee/manager                          relationships – why does it work so well...or not
4.00pm - Key note Summary
4.15pm -  Q&A from the floor