Events & sponsorship
We love the environment, so in January 2018 we ditched plastic shopping bags from our registers for good!
That’s right, single-use plastic bags are no longer available at the registers in-store.
Our customers instead can choose to take a free, recycled box; BYO bag; or purchase a reusable Nowra Farmers Market bag for just $3.50.
This initiative is in support of the Greenpeace ‘Ban the Bag’ campaign which aims to reduce the 4 billion plastic bags used by Australians every year. We pride ourselves on our social responsibility and positive environmental practices are an important part of that.
We started phasing out plastic bags at the point of sale in August 2017, charging 10 cents per plastic bag and offering sustainable alternatives.
According to Greenpeace, more than 50 million single-use plastic bags end up in the environment each year. This has a devastating effect on marine life, water systems and landscapes. Greenpeace estimates that 30 per cent of the world’s turtles and 90 per cent of sea birds have now ingested plastic debris.
Help us help the planet. Let’s all do our bit and support #BanTheBag.
Sign the petition and call on the State Environment Ministers to ban plastic bags now.
Schools Breakfast Program
As a very proud sponsor of the 94.9 PowerFM Schools Breakfast Program we supply participating schools with their fruit for each breakfast. We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to help the school kids in the Shoalhaven get the right start to their day with a good solid breakfast.
The “Schools Breakfast” aim’s to provide primary school students with a good breakfast and show them how easy it is to eat well and start the day full of energy.
It also provides:
- More awareness of our local Shoalhaven schools and the great work they do
- The fantastic school communities in our region and our regions school children a fun event to look forward to
To nominate your school or learn more about the Schools Breakfasts Program click here.
Business Awards Winners
After 2 years of very hard work by the entire team at NFM we were recognised for our achievements through both the Shoalhaven Business Awards and the Illawarra Business Awards 2014.
At the Shoalhaven Business Awards we were a finalist in the Excellence in Business Award and the Winner of the Young Entrepreneur Award.
We were then honored to make the finals for the Young Entrepreneur Award at the Illawarra Business Award – also winning the award. And then coming in as a finalists for the Young Entrepreneur Award in the state Business Awards..
Thanks again to the entire team at NFM and the support of all customers for making this possible.
2nd Birthday Party
We’ve reached our 2nd birthday milestone and to help celebrate we partied in true NFM fashion!
Customers enjoyed nutritional advice from our local nutritionist Claire, kids had their faces painted and our friends from the Shoalhaven Zoo paid us a much welcomed visit, bringing along with them the likes of Spuirt “the croc.”
The fun-filled day saw a number of customers win gift cards valued at $25 while the grand prize of a $100 NFM gift card went to Sue Hislop. Congrats Sue!
Thanks for all your amazing support over the past 2 years from all the team at NFM.
1st Birthday Celebrations
We celebrated our 1st birthday on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The day was a great success with customers taking advantage of the special birthday offers and giveaways including:
- FREE kids face painting
- Petting zoo (thanks to the Shoalhaven Zoo)
- FREE in-store sampling and demonstrations
- Multiple lucky door prize draws
- Birthday cake
We’d like to thank everyone that was part of the day’s festivities. In particular, our fabulous staff who help make Nowra Farmers Market what it is.