What is Farmgate Mate?
Farmgate Mate is a new agri-tourism program aimed at getting more drive tourists out into the regional and rural areas of Australia to sample our great produce and experience our warm hospitality.
The program is based on the very popular France Passion program that has been running successfully in Europe for over 24 years. The program links up self-contained drive tourists (motorhomes, campervans or caravans) to a wide range of different farm hosts and experiences.
Farm hosts provide a FREE parking space on their property for up to 24hrs, in return the driver has the opportunity to sample and/or purchase local produce direct from the farmgate.
The Concept (USA)
Why register as a Farmgate Mate host?
- Drives paying customers to your door
- Promotes your product and your region
- You are joining a successful international agri-tourism program
- It’s FREE to join
- How it works for Hosts
Why join up as a Farmgate Mate member?
- Sample/purchase local produce and products direct from the farm
- Provides a unique and rewarding travel experience
- It is only $55.00 to join (full membership, 12 months)
- Membership is valid for 12 months (unlimited use)
- More info – (How it works for members)
Farmgate mate is excited to announce that Tasmania is the first State ready to go and we are now accepting memberships for travel within Tasmania, with new farms registering into the program on an ongoing basis.
Keep checking back as we start to register farms from all over Australia, and watch out for our special introductory offers as new States come on board.
Coming Soon.. Farmgate Mate is proud to advise we will soon be launching our FEED THE FARMER program. This will mean for every 100 memberships, we will donate a $200 IGA shopping voucher to a farming family that are doing it tough. Our members will nominate the worthy recipient and we will arrange the voucher through the closest IGA store. So by joining in Farmgate Mate you are helping us to help our farmers.
Do you have a friend or family member about to head off on the Great Australian Road Trip?Why not buy them a gift they can use over and over.
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