The season has arrived! Farmers market season! There should be a celebratory holiday made for this season, like we might celebrate our Independence Day or one’s birthday. Typically, I love to sleep in on the weekends, flop around in bed until I decide it is might be time to get up and prepare some coffee. But, once the farmers markets start,
I do not mind even setting an alarm and starting out a bit early on a Saturday or Sunday. The mornings are clear, crisp and oh so peaceful and you get to the market and even at the start there is a buzzing and stirring as our beloved vendors have been up possibly before the sun has risen setting up and awaiting our arrival. What Farmers Markets do you particularly enjoy? We know which ones we love. In case you have yet to find the best farmers markets in Melbourne, we have compiled a list for you.
Boroondara Farmer’s Market
If you need to stock your veggies for the week, come on by the Boroondara Farmer’s Market. The Moondarra blueberries are in season and the Coorarong cookies are always in season, and freshly baked. You can find all the regional producers here and the artisans from right in Melbourne.
Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market
In case you did not have time to grab a bite of breakfast before you headed out to market, grab a breakfast egg and bacon roll to snack on while you peruse the stands. Grab locally smoked and cured meats and even organic sourdough. You can also visit and walk among the 150 garden plots managed by local residents and community groups.
Gasworks Farmers Market
This market is open every third Saturday, where meat lovers can come to rejoice. Get Bultarra Lamb for the night’s dinner. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth or have been assigned to bring dessert for a dinner party, forget about making it yourself. You will find just what you are looking for among all the home-style cakes, along with some seasonal preserves and jams for Sunday brunch.
The concept of a farmer’s market is at its base, about slow food. It is genuine and a direct market from producer to customer. At the Abbotsford Slow-Food Market, you will find that as well every fourth Saturday of each month. Come by and visit with Victorian farmers. All the proceeds go back into projects endorsed by Slow Food. Here you will find food that has not been in cold storage for extended periods, no gases and no chemically laden foods or GMO’s. It is fresh, organic, natural and just as it should be. Get the best of seasonal goods, free range heritage meats, fish, eggs and chooks. Get handmade pasta, cheeses, bread, honey, flowers, and seedlings for your garden… There is more! Get up with the birds and stay and enjoy brunch.
CERES Organic Market
If you are craving a great spring salad to get you out of your winter skin, come to the CERES Organic Market for in season beets, spring greens and everything else you might want in your salad bowl. They sell produce from their very own veggie garden. Go visit them on Wednesdays or Saturday mornings.
Picture care of Phil Roeder