Here's Your Chance To 'Buy From The Bush' And Help Australia's Rural Communities
The online campaign encouraging shoppers to buy from communities battling drought is coming to Sydney.
The #buyfromthebush movement is a success story showcasing not only Australian goods but the country's spirit of mateship.
The hashtag plus official social media accounts are a platform for regional and rural vendors to share their products and reach customers outside of their drought-ravaged communities.
'Sold out' updates frequently follow each new product post -- a sure sign of support that much-needed money is being funneled into small business from our rural areas.
While brands have stepped up to offer postage and consumers are willing to pay for it, the gap between the city and bush is about to shrink even further.
Sydney will host its first 'Buy From The Bush' pop-up market in Martin Place on Thursday, 12 December.
"I'm really excited about bringing the bush to the city for a day," founder Grace Brennan told 10 daily.
"Martin Place is about as far as you can get from the dusty paddocks of these business' backyards so its exciting."
The day will bring 20 'bush makers and creators' to set up shop near the MLC Centre from 8am to 8pm.
A post on the Buy From The Bush Facebook page promised the market will feature "jewelry, art, stationery, homewares, baby clothes and lots more".
However, the event is also an opportunity to hear the stories of business owners from regional and rural New South Wales.
Just days out from Christmas, there's time to pick up last minute festive buys with a special touch...'a gift made in the bush'.
"This pop-up is a chance for Sydney-siders to meet some bush makers and creators, browse their beautiful wares and have a chat with them in the flesh."
Drought continues to impact 99.9 percent of NSW with flow on effects from farms to communities, according to the Department of Primary Industries drought maps.