When's the last time you purchased locally grown, farm-fresh food from the producers themselves?
Carlton Farmers' Market opened in 2014, much to the delight of locals searching for a way to get closer to the source of their food. Farmers' Markets offer shoppers the unique opportunity to put faces to names of their favourite local producers, and to take home a basket of tasty, ethically grown groceries.
Head over to the Carlton Primary School and you'll find 25 stall holders offering everything from freshly baked bread from Flinders Sourdough to eggs from The Old Farm Happy Valley in Flowerdale. While you're there, why not grab a bag of juicy cherries from CherryHill, or a glass of fresh juice from The Orange Lady?
Of course, no Melbourne market would be complete without barista coffee. We're gearing up for a latte from Bean Rollin'. Yes, it’s a classic 1970s campervan, retrofitted to accommodate baristas brewing top-notch coffees through espresso, press and filter methods. Stewart and his team are a welcome sight at markets and festivals around Melbourne. They use locally roasted beans as well as locally produced chocolate, milk and tea.
The Carlton Farmers' Market runs monthly on the first Saturday of each month. Visit our full round-up of farmers' markets in Melbourne to discover all the markets occuring in suburbs across the city.