Farmers’ Markets are a growing staple all around Victoria. Not only do they support local farmers and producers who sell their goods, but they provide a fun day out for the whole family. Farmers’ Markets are a great way to get your produce at the peak of their freshness, it also takes the middle-man out of food shopping and connects communities to the source of their produce. Markets can be an educational experience on the seasonal produce your region has to offer and is a much more environmentally friendly way to shop. With events, workshops, activities and entertainment galore, it may be time to check out your local farmers’ market. Here are 20 of our favourite Victorian Farmers’ Markets.
Gasworks Farmers’ Market
Held on the third Saturday of each month, Gasworks Farmer’s Market is an award-winning market that showcases the best Victoria has to offer when it comes to fresh produce. Gasworks adheres to a philosophy that involves connecting producers with
Location: Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC 3206, Australia
Veg Out Farmers’ Market
Open the first Saturday of each month, The Veg Out Farmers Market is special because it’s a non-profit community ran site made up of 150 garden plots. Located close to the bustling Acland St in St Kilda, The Veg Out Farmers Market functions as the communities alternative to multi-nationally ran supermarkets. The produce at Veg Out is strictly all organic and ethically sourced, it’s also home to local artisan creations!
Location: 12 Chaucer St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Queen Vic Market
The place that comes to most people’s mind when thinking of markets in Victoria is surely the mammoth of them all; The Queen Vic Market. A Melbourne Institution spanning over a century, this inner-city hub has long provided Victorians with fresh locally sourced produce. The Queen Vic Market offers everything from local fruit & veg to local and imported gourmet food, clothing, cosmetics and souvenirs. With special summer and winter night market editions, the Queen Vic is the pinnacle for innovative market culture in Victoria.
The Queen Vic Market runs 5 days a week.
Location: Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Vegan Market of Melbourne
Vegan or not, Abbotsford’s Vegan Market, held the first Saturday of every month has something for everyone! You can rest assured that anything you buy is not only good for you but good for the earth. Good for the body, soul and earth, the Vegan Market offers up all types of vegan products. With a range of free activities, workshops and entertainment, there’s a lot to love at the Vegan Market.
Location: The Abbotsford Convent, 1st Helier St, Abbotsford
Collingwood Children’s Farm Market
Running every Second Saturday of the month, 8am–1pm, The Collingwood Children’s Farm is a well known and highly regarded farmers market that boosts over 70 stalls. In addition to a large range of organic produce and goods, Collingwood Children’s Farm is renowned for the activities and entertainment it offers, especially popular with children!
Location: 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
Mulgrave Farmers’ Market
Held every Sunday, The Mulgrave Farmers Market provides the city of Monash and surrounding areas fresh produce, week in, week out. Once a month, the Makers Market joins the Farmers Market to showcase the latest arts and craft creations. A favourite among locals for the best in seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Location: Jacksons Rd & Wellington Road, Mulgrave VIC 3170, Australia
Talbot Farmers’ Market
The charming goldfields town of Talbot has an astoundingly low population of just over 200 people. But come the third Sunday of every month, the town explodes with people flocking from all over the state to the Talbot Farmers Market. With more than 80 stalls, all showcasing regional produce, Talbot is rightly considered one of the best markets Victoria has. The Talbot Market has a lot to offer including fresh local produce, local wines, gourmet cheeses, organic oil and artesian delicacies.
Location: 40 Scandinavian Cres, Talbot VIC 3371, Australia
Castlemaine Farmers’ Market
Castlemaine Farmers Market has been helping to promote regional and local produce since 2005. Ran on the first Sunday of every month, the market is ran by volunteers who are committed to supporting the economic viability and longevity of local producers. A perfect way to explore what this region has to offer, especially their local wines and meats, knowing that the profits go directly to the producer.
Location: Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia
Carlton Farmers’ Market
Operating on the first and third Saturday of every month, Carlton Farmer’s Market is located in the grounds of Carlton North Primary School. With an array of fresh, local produce and a official farmers market accreditation, Carlton Farmer’s Market is committed to supporting Victorian farmers. With a commitment to environmental sustainability, the Carlton Farmer’s Market is plastic free, so be sure to bring your own re-usable bag!
Location: Carlton North Primary School O’Grady Street &, Canning St, Carlton North VIC 3054, Australia
Echuca Farmers’ Market
Held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of every month, The Echuca Farmer’s Market highlights the best the region has to offer in terms of fresh produce and homemade goods. Enjoy a local range of jams, cheese, wine and speciality goods such as soaps and candles.
Location: 111 Hare St, Echuca VIC 3564, Australia
Fairfield Primary School Farmers’ Market
A weekly edition to the area, the Fairfield Primary School Farmers Market brings fresh Victorian produce to inner-Melbournians. With child friendly activities and a playground, the whole family can enjoy this market that is held every Sunday.
Location: Fairfield Primary School, Wingrove Street, Fairfield, VIC 3078 Australia
Healesville Organic Farmers’ Market
On the 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month, Healesville Organic Farmers Market offers the community locally sourced, organic produce. Set in amongst the tranquil hills of Healesville, the market encourages chemical-free, ethical produce that is good for you and the earth. The Healesville Organic Farmers Market is committed to supporting local farmers and all of the produce sold is sourced from the region.
Location: Coronation Park, Healesville, Victoria 3777
Daylesford Farmers’ Market
Running on the first Saturday of every month, the Daylesford Farmers market is a highly-esteemed market that really showcases the best of what the region has to offer. With produce straight from the farm gates to your hands, you can find everything from organic fruit and veg to local wines and cheeses. Situated in such
Location: 102 Vincent St, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia