Selling the farm at Deloraine

AFTER more than 12 months in the making, Deloraine's Little Red Tractor Farmers Market will finally be brought to fruition this weekend.

Farmers market co-ordinator Carolyn Edgecombe said the market was born from a desire to share a love of fresh produce with the Northern community.

``I wanted to start the Little Red Tractor Farmers Market because I think we all should be eating freshly grown Tasmanian food,'' Ms Edgecombe said.

``We are so lucky to have so much amazing food being produced by small, family-run businesses right on our doorstep.

``If we all start buying from our local farmers and producers it will help boost our economy.''

She said she was expecting a healthy attendance for tomorrow's event, following a string of positive feedback.

``Local people have had to travel to markets in other towns and now are feeling very excited they'll have their own farmers' market,'' Ms Edgecombe said.

``People understand that it's really important to buy local and that's what helps make communities stronger.'' Expressions of interest are still invited from would-be stallholders and Ms Edgecombe said they were particularly interested in talking to fruit and honey producers.

FAST FACTS

WHAT: Little Red Tractor Farmers Market.

WHERE: AgriCorp, Racecourse Drive, Deloraine.

WHEN: 8.30am to 12.30pm, tomorrow.

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