A & C Callipari

The Callipari family has been farming a 25 acre property in Kemps Creek in South West Sydney since 1978. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s they excelled in the production of tomatoes, beans and zucchini; but how times have changed in farming. Initially they used tomato stakes, grew in the open air and soil planted crops, then, due to customer demands, glasshouse farming was introduced. This expanded the variety of vegetables farmed, including Lebanese cucumbers, hydroponic tomatoes, eggplants and other seasonal vegies.

They initially built twelve glass houses, then in 1999 they added another four, with six more to follow in 2003. The family is still working the farm, but they are not sure what the future holds for them, as housing developments are getting closer and closer.

Tony was one of the initial stallholders at the start of the market. He was very happy to put his money up to keep the market going when the NSW Farmers Association withdrew their management of the market.
Tony loves the atmosphere at the market and finds the customers very friendly and genuinely interested in what is happening at the farm.

The Market will re-open 2nd October.

We will be working over the next few weeks to put in place all necessary processes to ensure that going forward the market can continue to operate without closure.

As you all know the case numbers are escalating still and lockdowns are restricting every part of our lives at this stage until Mid-September. This impacts not only you, our customer base but the stallholders as well and we don't want to have to stop again, that is why we are not rushing back.

We ask you to be patient as we work to secure the future of the market.

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