The Ultimate Guide To Melbourne Farmers Markets
The Ultimate Guide To Moonee Ponds (& Beyond!) Melbourne Farmers Markets
Melbourne’s greater region produces and delivers an amazing array of produce, as well as artisan products and crafts. Here we bring you our ultimate guide to those markets in and around Moonee Ponds. Make sure to visit their site or facebook page to ensure latest information regarding Covid closures or updates. With such a focus on organic food production, reducing food miles and reducing waste of food, markets are now the go-to and part of people’s weekly shopping habits. Moonee Ponds, Essendon and beyond all boast a variety of farmers and craft markets.
Farmers markets provide sustainable ways of growing and delivering the freshest ingredients to us has (literally!) grown exponentially in the past 7 years. More and more, people are looking for ways to eat healthier, more delicious food that is not only good for their well-being, but also good for the planet.
Hitting up Melbourne’s best farmers markets is a fantastic way to get a real taste of rural life. It is a showcase of Victorian farming at its best, with everything from the freshest veggies, fruits and meats through to mouth-watering homemade and homegrown goodies up for grabs. Plus, you get to support local farmers and growers while you’re at it. Bonus!
So, without further ado, here are the best farmers markets in Melbourne, for some paddock to plate goodness.
When: Every Sunday 9am – 11.30am
Where: Revised location during Covid: “The Ascot Lot” 448 Mt Alexander Road.
Established in 2010, the Flemington Farmers Market is the first market in Melbourne to be established with Victorian Farmers’ Market Association (VFMA) accreditation, a title that certifies stallholders have either grown or made the goods they’re selling. In short, it’s a big deal.
This farmers market is packed with uber friendly merchants, selling everything from mushrooms, eggs and olives, through to organic chocolate, honey, lemon butter, and every type of preserve you could want. While the market is there every Sunday, not all the vendors are, so options can vary week to week.
When:1am – 1pm Third Sunday of each month
Where: Lincoln Park, Corner of Leake and Richardson Street
North Essend Farmers Market is a cash-based market, there is ample parking, dogs are most certainly welcome and we actively encourage you to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the community atmosphere.
Remember when you shop at North Essendon Farmers Market you are supporting Victoria’s farmers, makers, growers, brewers, producers, bakers, designers, musicians, the self employed, the individuals, the go-getters, the do-it-yourself-ers and all the fabulous, talented and inspiring individuals who make the #regionalfarmersmarkets and the Melbourne food landscape so vibrant and special.
When: 8am – 1pm Every Saturday
Where: Coburg Primary School 92 Bell Street, Coburg
In addition to the wonderful array of Victorian producers and food businesses that attend each week, often there is face painting or chalk drawing happening – always something extra for the kids. This market embodies a vibrant community spirit, and welcomes visitors from near and far. Coburg FM is plastic bag free and moving towards becoming completely waste free so please BYO reusable bags and coffee cup.
Sociable dogs under control and on short leads are most welcome.
When: Select Saturdays 9 – 5pm
Where: Moonee Ponds Central Shopping Centre
This market is just across the road from us (we are located in The Sebel Moonee Ponds hotel) and is under cover so all-weather proof!
There’s locally made fashion and jewellery, homewares and gifts and specialty foods like honey and roasted nuts. The best part is that being within the shopping complex you can have a browse in and around doing your supermarket and grocery shop.
Full of carefully curated boutique events showcasing the best designers and supporting new talent held at stunning venues around Melbourne.
Other Melbourne Farmers Markets?
At Melbourne Farmers Markets, you can get good food straight from Victorian farmers, that you know has been cultivated with sincerity and love of the product. You can find these markets all around Melbourne.
Here’s the list:
- Carlton Farmers Market: First and third Saturday of the month, 8 am – 1 pm
- Coburg Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 8 am–1 pm (as above)
- Collingwood Children’s Farm: Second Saturday of the month, 8 am–1 pm
- Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park: Third Saturday of the month, 8 am–1 pm
- Alphington Famers Market: Every Sunday, 9 am-1 pm
- Fairfield Primary School: Third Saturday of every month, 8 am–1 pm
- Abbotsford Convent Farmers Market: Fourth Saturday of the month, 8 am-1 pm
- The University of Melbourne: Every Wednesday during the semester, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
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