UPDATE 4 August
The school notified us on Sunday evening (2 August) with relation to a confirmed COVID-19 case within the school community. The advice provided to us is that there is no risk to our stallholder and shopping community or our own MFM staff, as there are no shared contact points between the market footprint and the areas of concern in the school. The entire school is currently undergoing a deep clean which places that school in lockdown, and prevents it from being used this Saturday.
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YES! Accredited farmers markets are STILL considered an essential service under current restrictions and are still running. However, it’s hardly business as usual. Please read our newsletter from 26 March for details on the changes we have made and what we need customers to do differently too.
Coburg Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8am-1pm in the grounds of the Coburg Primary School, 92 Bell St. Customer entry to the market is via Urquhart Street.
The site is accessible by public transport via multiple bus routes, tram 19, and the Upfield Train Line. Bike paths of Upfield, O’Hea St and the Merri Creek are close by and there is parking available at the Town Hall, Coburg Leisure Centre and along Urquhart St.
In addition to the wonderful array of Victorian producers and food businesses that attend each week, often there is face painting or chalk drawing happening – always something extra for the kids. This market embodies a vibrant community spirit, and welcomes visitors from near and far. Coburg FM is plastic bag free and moving towards becoming completely waste free so please BYO reusable bags and coffee cup.
Sociable dogs under control and on short leads are most welcome.
From April 2013 until June 2018, the Coburg Farmers’ Market was located at Coburg North Primary School on O’Hea St. Coburg North Primary School received funding from the State Government to upgrade their school buildings and grounds and was the main reason for the re-location of the market.
Please note: The nature of working with farmers means that unforeseen events do occur from time to time which may prevent producers listed from attending the market. The stallholder list is updated on Thursday, prior to a market day.
Melbourne Farmers Markets respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which Coburg FM is held, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.