THERE’S no denying the popularity of farmers’ markets across Australia has increased dramatically but it’s been and remains a tough road, as naysayers, supermarket giants, local governments, regularity bodies and small business owners continue to thwart the entrepreneurial spirit of market creators and organisers.

Yet selling directly to the passing public is part of our Aussie heritage, if you consider the roadside stalls offering home-grown ‘picked-this-morning’ chokos, avocados, tomatoes, mandarins and chrysanthemums, alongside jars of home-made lemon butter, piccalilli and marmalade.

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