Since being opened up for farming by the Australian Agricultural Company (AA Co) in the 1830s, the Gloucester region has been dairy and beef country. There is also a strong boutique farming scene in the region with everything from Silver Perch to Garlic thriving in the region. The best place to sample the local produce and to buy local craft is at the fortnighly farmers market, held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Billabong Park from 8:30am to 12:00pm.
“Gloucester Farmers Market was conceived out of The Gloucester Project, an initiative which aimed to support and encourage self-sustaining communities. The farmers market provides the venue for regional growers and producers to come together and sell their produce direct to the community.”