In the News

We're truly in the midst of the pickling and preserving season with an abundance of plums, tomatoes, chillies and zucchinis hitting the markets. Preserving in times of plenty ensures that the only thing that ends up in a pickle is your produce!...

Melbourne Farmers' Markets is thrilled to be involved with The Melbourne Tomato Festival for it's third year, in the vibrant All Nations Park, Northcote. A pop-up market will showcase Victorian producers, alongside speakers, workshops, entertainment and passata making. It's a day to celebrate cultural traditions, share experiences and join...

January Produce

The festive season is behind us and we look towards the New Year. 2016 saw the boom of the Romanesco vegetable, hot debates over housing prices and avocado affordability, we celebrated the International Year of the Pulse and saw a resurgence of broth as the on-trend superfood. 2017 is shaping up to be just as eventful! If you are yet to shop at an accredited farmers' market, or looking to shop...

Ringwood FM

Sunday 18 December was the final Ringwood Farmers’ Market operated by Melbourne Farmers Markets (MFM). We would like to thank Eastland and the Ringwood community for their support of the market and the wonderful stallholders who attended the market over 2016. Whilst MFM will not be continuing the operations of Ringwood Farmers Market, we do have exciting new farmers market ventures planned for...

MFM Staff

An exciting position is available to join the MFM team and assist in delivering the best farmers’ markets in Melbourne! To find out more, please read the position description here.

When was the last time you heard a good news story about dairy farmers in Victoria?

Sallie Jones grew up on a dairy farm in East Gippsland. In 2002, Sallie and her Dad were founding stallholders at the Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers’ Market, bringing fresh ice cream made from their organic cows milk.

It was clear the...

Melbourne Farmers' Markets is crossing the Westgate Bridge and heading to Geelong to conduct a feasibility study for an accredited...

INGREDIENTS 

Stewed Rhubarb –
500g Di’s Rhubarb – washed, top & tailed, chopped into 5-10 cm pieces
125g raw sugar 

The Cake – 
100g raw sugar
225g butter – softened
1 orange from The Orange...

Mette at MFM

Two months flew by and we now must sadly say goodbye to our team member Mette Winther! It is time for her to explore the rest of Australia before heading back to Denmark. She has kindly provided us with a reflection on her time here which you can find below. Mette has been an invaluable presence to us around the office and at the markets and she will be sorely...

Need some inspiration to kick off the year?

Read one woman's reflections on her year without Coles or Woolworths. In 2015, blogger Susan Hutchinson resolved to not spend a single dollar at either of the two supermarket giants. What she gained was a closer relationship to her growers at the Farmers' Market, access to the freshest...

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DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Are you a digital media junkie? Love a good hashtag every now and then? Want to be involved in promoting local food systems and supporting Victorian farmers? Come join the MFM team! 

We're on the hunt for a savvy volunteer Digital Communications Coordinator to assist MFM in the coordination of our online marketing activities....

Have a read of this great article by Sue Neales, published in The Australian, published 03 August 2015

When is a farmers’ market not a farmers’ market? The answer is clear, according to Miranda Sharp, organiser of eight popular farmer-direct markets held regularly in...

You may notice a few of your favourite honey stalls missing at Melbourne Farmers’ Markets around August and there is a very good reason for this! 

Moss Macgibbon from Raw Honey in North East Victoria explains that f...

Melbourne Farmers’ Markets has an opportunity for a keen supporter of the local food movement to join their team in a part-time communications and office assistance role.

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Congratulations to all the nominees in the delicious. Produce Awards for 2015. Each year we are so excited to go through the list and say "yep, they're at our farmers' markets," and "oh, good work delicious - we love that product/business." Check out the full list of nominees...

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