6 reasons to shop at a farmers’ market with your family

6 reasons to shop at a farmers’ market with your family

By Andrea Paran, Communications Volunteer at Melbourne Farmers Markets Shopping for your family’s weekly groceries doesn’t have to be a hurried duck into the supermarket or a late-night scan over the current online specials, and why should it be an unglamorous weekly...
Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Chestnuts – the nut season is here!

Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Chestnuts – the nut season is here!

By Nicholas Kennedy, Communications Volunteer at Melbourne Farmers Markets. Nuts are something of a fascination to me and right now we’re in the thick of the season. As far as their place within the grand food kingdom, there’s nothing quite like them. Savoury or...
May: What’s In Season

May: What’s In Season

Check out what will be hitting your local farmers’ markets with this handy guide to what’s in season throughout...
Your Seasonal Guide to April

Your Seasonal Guide to April

Oh how we love April! It’s April and that means we celebrate the incredible colours and variety of Autumn produce! This month you’ll see mandarins, pomegranates and quinces coming in alongside the last of the tomatoes, the sweetest corn and the ripest of new season...
Tomato Storing, Saucing and Preserving

Tomato Storing, Saucing and Preserving

Help! My tomatoes are ripening all at once but I don’t live on a diet consisting of 100% tomatoes! Tomatoes are an extremely adaptable resource in the world of food and cooking. As Samwise Gamgee once said, “boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew” – I know in...
Heirloom Vegetables

Heirloom Vegetables

Food is one of, if not the most, important ways people connect with one another – sharing tastes, smells, and ideas. Over time, the meaning of food and cooking is passed down from one person to the next, a way of passing the torch to future generations. You...