Very simply, our farmers’ markets are for Victorian farmers to sell direct to their customers. Specialty makers (i.e. people who value add primary produce) are expected to support Victorian farmers by directly sourcing their ingredients.
Our farmers’ markets are all accredited by the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association (VFMA) . We do not permit wholesalers or resellers to trade. Our stallholder criteria includes accreditation with the VFMA.
Are you already accredited with the VFMA? Yes? Great! No? Find out how to become an accredited member of the VFMA.
Melbourne Farmers Markets (MFM) accepts applications from producers that are yet to be accredited with the VFMA; however, we strongly recommend that producers begin the accreditation process whilst applying for our markets. To secure a regular stall at MFM markets, the producer must gain accreditation before the end of the three-market trial period.
New to the industry & need advice?
As we get inundated with stallholder enquiries, we ask you read through the complete application process and criteria first to see if you are eligible to have a stall at our markets. If you are starting from scratch in the farmers’ market industry, are unsure if your product is suitable for farmers’ markets, or simply need some advice please contact the MFM office before completing an application.
Attention Specialty Makers:
When responding to enquiries, we prioritise primary producers before attending to specialty maker requests or applications. This is because we are, first and foremost, farmers’ markets. Specialty makers are asked to have VFMA membership, and be on the way to gaining their accreditation, when they apply to attend our markets.
If we receive a speciality maker application with no evidence of directly sourcing primary ingredients from Victorian farmers or no demonstrated efforts to do this, you may not hear from us for some time while we respond to applications meeting our criteria.
We do not accept merchandise, books, craft, art or bric-a-brac stalls. No exceptions.
Community organisations interested in attending our markets do not require VFMA accreditation. Nevertheless, we strongly suggest reading through our complete application process to ensure your community organisation is aligned with the values of MFM and then send us an email.