A Smokey Star at Eildon Trout Farm

A Smokey Star at Eildon Trout Farm

There’s something about smoked fish that evokes a sense of luxury. What was once a technique used to preserve food is nowadays not such a necessity but an opportunity to add flavour and to elevate simple produce to special occasion fare. At Eildon Trout Farm you’ll...
Your Farmers Market is a Library

Your Farmers Market is a Library

Article by Nicholas Kennedy, Communications Volunteer at Melbourne Farmers Markets. We’re having a bit of a moment in Australia. We’re becoming more aware of when our food comes from and the context surrounding it. Sustainability; both industrial and in the home, is a...
Langdale Orchards Celebrates its 160th year!

Langdale Orchards Celebrates its 160th year!

Article by Andrea Paran Last month Langdale Orchards, a regular at our farmers markets, celebrated its 160th birthday. Congratulations team! For over six generations the Lang family have developed and tended to their orchard, growing high quality, fresh fruit for...
FULL-TIME POSITION VACANT: OPERATIONS MANAGER

FULL-TIME POSITION VACANT: OPERATIONS MANAGER

Are you passionate about sustainable food and local produce? Are you an experienced Operations Manager? Melbourne Farmers Markets is looking for an exceptional and enthusiastic Operations Manager, a highly rewarding full-time position in this exciting not-for-profit...
Waxing Poetic on Bees – MFM Talks to The Practical Beekeeper!

Waxing Poetic on Bees – MFM Talks to The Practical Beekeeper!

Article by Nick Kennedy I feel like nobody who is really paying attention needs to be reminded of the importance of bees. But for those of you who managed to miss all the buzz, here is a quick reminder. Bees are important! Their ability to do their important job, that...
Love Food Hate Waste Podcast Series

Love Food Hate Waste Podcast Series

Follow us on our Love Food Hate Waste journey in this three part series that looks into the budding food hub that is the Farmers Market at the University of Melbourne. Meet the faces behind the marquees at the market, the farmers who are often the unsung heroes behind...
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...
Fellowship Report: A Study of the Farmers’ Market Sector in the US

Fellowship Report: A Study of the Farmers’ Market Sector in the US

We are delighted that Melbourne Farmers Markets Business Manager, Prudence Rothwell has recently finalised her Fellowship Report, a Study of the Farmers’ Market Sector in the United States: programs, regulations and emerging opportunities for the Australian...
Coburg Farmers’ Market relocating to Coburg Primary School

Coburg Farmers’ Market relocating to Coburg Primary School

Coburg Farmers’ Market relocating to Coburg Primary School from Winter Melbourne Farmers Markets is delighted to announce that the Coburg Farmers’ Market has found a new home and will be relocating to Coburg Primary School (92 Bell Street, Coburg 3058) from Saturday 2...
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...