Slow Food Farmers' Market
Bringing you the freshest local produce is the Slow Food Farmers’ Market, held at the Convent every fourth Saturday of the month.
Based on the slow food movement, the market and its stallholders pride themselves on their good, clean and fair produce, ensuring you not only get the tastiest food around, but can also be confident knowing it’s sustainable and ethically sourced.
This is the market that’s good for you, the grower and the planet.
More than 80 stallholders contribute to the Market throughout the year, ensuring a great range of diversity, from fruit and vegetables, to meat and poultry, cheese, eggs and lovingly crafted delicatessen products.
The Slow Food Farmers’ Market has some of the best fresh produce in Melbourne, from some of the most respected growers and food entrepreneurs. Chef advocates of the Slow Food movement include Rosa Mitchell from Rosa’s Canteen, a Victorian Farmers Association advocate, and Matt Wilkinson of Pope Joan Bar & Restaurant and Hams & Bacon Provedores. Matt has been a delegate to Slow Food International’s gathering of producers in Torino, Italy, and works closely with producers to get the best ingredients, a message he passes on to his customers.
Award-winning stallholders include Warialda Belted Galloways, Shulz Organics, Mount Zero Olives, Milawa Free Range Poultry and more!
Buying at the Slow Food Farmers’ Market means you’re buying direct from the farmer or producer, helping contribute to local sustainability, low food miles and the financial viability of growers.
The Slow Food Farmers' Market works with the Victorian Farmers Market Association so our stallholders are accredited for their produce and products to guarantee the person you are buying from is either an authentic farmer or an artisan maker buying direct from Victorian farmers.
The Slow Food market is plastic bag free so BYO trolley, basket or bags.
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