Fresh produces at Farmer markets


If you keep it simple and buy ingredients at farmers’ markets, the food can pretty much take care of itself. Do as little as possible to the food; consider leaving out an ingredient and relying on instinct. We have a list of shopping streets and farmer markets in Melbourne for you.

Fresh produces at Farmer markets

Hawthorn – Boroondara Farmers’ Market

When: 3rd and 5th Saturday of the month

Where: Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East (Melway 59 E4)

Time: 8am to 1pm

Cost: $2

Contact: 9278 4444

Join a dedicated group of farmers and locals who are passionate about fresh fruits, vegetables, organic produce, meats. Talk directly with the producers and support small Victorian producers. Bring your kids. The market is supported by the city of Boroondara and Melbourne Farmers Market


Carlton Farmers’ Market

When: 1st Saturday of each month

Where: Carlton Primary School, cnr Palmerston & Rathdowne Streets

Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Cost: Gold coin donation supports school projects.

Parking: Street parking available on Palmerston, Drummond, Rathdowne & Lygon Streets.

Carlton Farmers’ Market is a place for locals searching for a way to get closer to the source of their food. Carlton Farmers’s Market offer shoppers the unique opportunity to put faces to names of their favourite local producers, and to take home a basket of tasty, ethically grown groceries. More information Carlton Farmers’ Market


Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers’ Market 

When: 2nd Saturday of each month

Where: St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Cost: Gold coin donation supports projects at Collingwood Children’s Farm

Parking: St Heliers Street Carpark, visit the Abbotsford Convent.

Set in the pastoral oasis that is the Collingwood Children’s Farm and open the second Saturday of each month, this gourmand’s paradise offers a fleeting taste of country life in the heart of Abbotsford. More information Collingwood Children’s Farm or Melbourne Farmer Market


Gasworks Farmers’ Market

When: 3rd Saturday of each month

Where: Gasworks Parkland

Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Cost: Nil

Parking: Parking is still free, but limited, visit the City Of Port Phillip website.

If all you sell is raspberries (or olives, or rhubarb, or honey), then you’ve got to have a pretty strong passion for them. Every third Saturday of the month, enthusiasm for high quality local produce runs like electricity at this Port Melbourne arts space, and your tastebuds will feel it too.

Grab a fresh, crusty baguette from Alison, then stock up on seasonal produce and a treat or two for later (handmade chocolate biscuits, anyone?).


Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market

When: 4th Saturday of each month

Where:  Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Cost: Gold coin donation

Parking: St Heliers St Carpark, visit the Abbotsford Convent.

Beneath the grey spires of the historic Abbotsford Convent is a market that champions an era when you know the farmer who grew your potatoes, and when tomatoes tasted like real tomatoes.

Open the fourth Saturday of each month, seasonal, organic food is king here, and learning about the origins of your produce is half the fun. Pope Joan’s Matt Wilkinson can’t get enough of the Warialda sausages and Jim’s pork pies, and we fell hard for Take Me Home’s Gippsland-made gnocchi.

Visit Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market website 


Gleadell Street Richmond

When: Every Saturday

Where: Gleadell Street Market, Gleadell Street, Richmond

Time: 7.00am – 1.00pm

Cost: Nil

Parking:Parking is still free, but limited,

Every Saturday, Richmond’s Gleadell Street is transformed into a bustling fresh food market, overflowing with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, herbs, flowers and other gourmet delights. The original Richmond market opened in 1873 and the tradition of enthusiastic stallholders arriving as early as 2am to set up their stalls continues today.