We love to wander around a market on a sunny afternoon tasting fresh produce and getting inspiration for that night’s dinner. Whether you’re up in the Margaret River in WA, or wandering around Collingwood in our very own hometown of Melbourne, there are farmers’ markets everywhere these days. We did the research and found a handful that we recommend getting down to. Although we could go on for days.
Victoria – Collingwood Children’s Farm
Collingwood Children’s Farm is a favourite for most locals. The market holds up to 70 stalls (think eggs, vegetables, meats, diary, preserves, flowers, and a whole lot more) and runs on the second Saturday of each month. What started as a way to keep the farm running, is now a staple for Collingwood locals and travelers alike. Plus this stunning market has the benefits of a café and children’s farm, turning it into a whole day experience for the entire family, if that’s what you’re after.
South Australia – Adelaide Farmers’ Market
This huge market is held in the Adelaide Show grounds and is the biggest market you’ll find SA. The market is all about supporting small family farms, diversity in agriculture, and of course local seasonal produce for market goers. Plus, in the Market Kitchen, you’ll be able to watch cooking demonstrations, helping you get a little more inspiration for your own meals.
New South Wales – Bondi Farmers’ Market
While Sundays are often where you’ll find more tourists, the Saturday farmers markets in Bondi are where all the locals hang out eating and drinking away the afternoon. You’ll find local produce, bowls of tasty pho, decadent treats, and all the fresh and local foods you could hope for. Come for the food and stay to enjoy it by the water.
Queensland – Noosa Farmers’ Market
Sunny Noosa sees their market every Sunday at the Noosa Australian Football Club. This wholesome market is found among gum trees giving it a beautiful country feel. Here you’ll find anything from fresh cold drinks made with squeezed limes, fresh seafood, hot baked bread straight from the oven, coffee, nuts, seeds, jams, and hand made crafts. Plus everything in between.
Western Australia – Margaret River Farmers’ Market
These guys are all about local produce. Stallholders who make their own produce within the region are given priority. So you know the produce you’re buying is made a stone’s throw away. And the owners or growers run the stand so you can get all your questions answered. Each market has a breakfast bar that is put on by a local group or school to help raise funds for a cause they’re passionate about.