OPEN FARM DAY

OPEN FARM DAY

Happy Valley Free Range are holding an Open Farm Day in November. Meet Jo’s piggies and see how the Stritch family breed, care and raise pigs with great thought for their welfare and health (physical and mental). Bring your picnic blankets and chairs and enjoy...
Carlton Farmers’ Market relocating to Carlton North Primary School

Carlton Farmers’ Market relocating to Carlton North Primary School

Melbourne Farmers Markets is delighted to announce that the Carlton Farmers’ Market has found a new home and will be relocating to the Carlton North Primary School (CNPS) aka Lee Street Primary School, from Saturday 7 October, 2017. “It’s sad to say goodbye to the...
IN FEATURE: THREE BEARS PORRIDGE

IN FEATURE: THREE BEARS PORRIDGE

Three Bears was started in 2017 by Ben and Kirsten, two high school best friends. Three Bears not only cook up hot porridge and delicious bircher combinations, but distribute 50% of profits to EatUp a charity which focuses on delivering lunches to school children who...
RECIPE: SMOKED RAINBOW TROUT, POTATO AND EGG SALAD

RECIPE: SMOKED RAINBOW TROUT, POTATO AND EGG SALAD

This recipe features produce currently available at Melbourne Farmers Markets; Eildon Trout Farm and Jones Potatoes This recipe heroes the delicate flavour of smoked rainbow trout from Eildon Trout Farm, to make a delicious springtime salad for the family table....
Your Seasonal Guide to October

Your Seasonal Guide to October

We launch October with the great news of a new partnership with North Carlton Primary School, and a bright future for Carlton Farmers Market. We hope you will get along this Saturday 7 October, and help us make a cracking good start for this fabulous group of...
Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers’ Market’s turns 15!

Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers’ Market’s turns 15!

This October we are celebrating the impact and legacy of Melbourne’s first farmers market. Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers’ Market started in 2002 with around 40 stallholders, which has now increased to 75! Many of the original stallholders still...
New Proposal for animal farming reform

New Proposal for animal farming reform

The Victorian Government has announced a proposal to overhaul planning laws for animal farming, to “simplify planning requirements for animal based farming and improve the consistency of how the rules are applied.” The proposal re-defines the thresholds of stocking...
RECIPE: Carboor Hazelnut Pancakes (gluten free)

RECIPE: Carboor Hazelnut Pancakes (gluten free)

This recipe features hazelnut meal, roasted nuts and hazelnut butter from Carboor Harvest. Find Ben throughout the month at Coburg FM (1st Saturday’s), Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers’ Market, Gasworks FM and Slow Food Melbourne FM. Preparation:...
GIVE A CUP ABOUT WASTE

GIVE A CUP ABOUT WASTE

This October Melbourne Farmers Markets will make significant headway in the war on waste, thanks to a City of Yarra grant to fund a sustainability plan aimed at eliminating all single use coffee cups from MFM markets. The program will firstly encourage market goers to...
RECIPE: Roast carrots, quinoa, lemon and garlic yoghurt

RECIPE: Roast carrots, quinoa, lemon and garlic yoghurt

An Ottolenghi inspired recipe full of flavour, that hero’s the gorgeous colourful carrots from Spring Creek Organics at Melbourne Farmers Markets. Preparation time: 5-10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Serves 4   Ingredients 4-6 large carrots ½ cup quinoa ¼ cup...