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The best farmers' markets in Melbourne

Grab your hessian bag: it's time to start eating local, farm-fresh food

Photograph: Anna Kucera

Even if you hate cooking, there's nothing like a trip to the local farmer's market to make you marvel at the great produce that is grown around Victoria. Good thing Melbourne's got a lot of farmer's markets running all year, here are some of the best. 

Check out the ultimate gift guide to Melbourne for more shopping, or put your produce to good use by taking these cooking classes.

Farmers' markets in Melbourne


Boroondara Farmers' Market

After more than a decade, this Hawthorn market feels like a friendly get-together. It's also about spreading the love: their Grub Hub inititiave encourages local cafés to buy direct from farmers.

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Patterson Reserve , Hawthorn Saturday July 29 2017 - Sunday January 28 2018

Carlton Farmers' Market

Visit Marg and Jason Alexandra of Hazeldean Forest Farm for a cup of fresh apple juice, and, if the moment takes you, a bottle of their homemade cider. Open the first and third Saturday of each month.

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Carlton Primary School , Carlton Saturday August 5 2017 - Saturday January 20 2018

Veg Out Farmers' Market

The volunteer-run Veg Out Community Garden's market overflows with local organic produce, jams and preserves, handmade bread and sundry delights to fill up your basket.

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Peanut Farm Reserve , St Kilda Saturday August 5 2017 - Saturday January 20 2018

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