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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

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 April 15 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 April 1 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 April 1 2017 - Saturday January 20 2018

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