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Market Spotlight: Vegan Market @ Bunjil Place

The Mermaid Sorority Vegan Makers Market promises to be a great day out for the family. Mermaid Sorority Vegan Makers Market will feature a variety of ethical goods, eco-beauty products, organic and sustainable wares, live music and delicious food options from a range of food trucks offering vegan fare. Held at the beautiful Bunjil Place, the Vegan Makers Market will run from 10am until 3pm on Sunday 22 September 2019. 

The Details:

Where: Bunjil Place - 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren

When: Sunday 22 September 2019 from 10AM to 3PM

Visit the Bunjil Place website for more information!

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Market Spotlight: Vegan Market of Melbourne

Held on the first Saturday of the month at Abbotsford Convent, the Vegan Market of Melbourne is a great day out for the family. The market offers a variety of produce and delicious food options, and is open from 9am until 3pm on the first Saturday of each month. For more information, and for other events, be sure to check out the Abbotsford Convent website.  

The Details:

Where: The Abbotsford Convent - 1 St Heliar Street, Abbotsford

When: 1st Saturday of every month from 9-3pm

Visit the Vegan Market of Melbourne on Facebook for more information!

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Top Farmers Markets In and Across Melbourne

As May is Supermarket Free Month, we encourage you to explore some of the best Farmers Markets across Victoria with your family. 

Packed with fresh, often organic, produce Farmers Markets are a great way to spend the weekend out in the sunshine and fresh air, enjoying good food, supporting local trade and gathering some delicious treats for the week ahead. 

Here are our top picks for the month May;

 First Weekend of the Month - Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May:

  • Saturday 4 May: Coburg Farmers Market - Coburg Primary School, 92 Bell Street, Coburg

  • Saturday 4 May: Carlton Farmers Market - Carlton North Primary School, Cnr Canning and O’Grady Streets, Carlton North

  • Saturday 4 May: Kingston Farmers Market - Sir William Fry Reserve, Nepean Highway, Kingston

  • Saturday 4 May: Vegan Market of Melbourne - Abbotsford Convent, 1 St.Helier Street, Abbotsford

  • Saturday 4 May: Veg Out Market St Kilda - Peanut Farm Reserve, Chaucer Street, St. Kilda

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  • Sunday 5 May: St Kilda Esplanade Market - Fitzroy and Acland Streets, St Kilda

  • Sunday 5 May: Alphington Farmers Market - Wingrove Street, Alphington

  • Sunday 5 May: Eltham Farmers Market - Eltham Town Mall Carpark, Arthur Street, Eltham

  • Sunday 5 May: Flemington Farmers Market - Mount Alexander College, 175 Mount Alexander Road, Flemington

  • Sunday 5 May: Daylesford Farmers Market - 21a Raglan Street, Daylesford

  • Sunday 5 May: Hurstbridge Farmers Market - Fergusons Paddock, Hurstbridge-Arthurs Creek Road, Hurstbridge

  • Sunday 5 May: South Geelong Farmers Market - 200 Yarra Street, South Geelong

Second Weekend of the Month - Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May:

  • Saturday 11 May: Collingwood Farmers Market - Collingwood Children’s Farm, St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

  • Saturday 11 May: Coburg Farmers Market - Coburg Primary School, 92 Bell Street, Coburg

  • Saturday 11 May: Elwood Farmers Market - Elwood College, 101 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood

  • Saturday 11 May: Berwick Farmers Market - Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick

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  • Sunday 12 May: Alphington Farmers Market - Wingrove Street, Alphington

  • Sunday 12 May: Eltham Farmers Market - Eltham Town Mall Carpark, Arthur Street, Eltham

  • Sunday 12 May: Flemington Farmers Market - Mount Alexander College, 175 Mount Alexander Road, Flemington

  • Sunday 12 May: Bon Beach Farmers Market - 29-63 Breeze St, Bonbeach

Third Weekend of the Month - Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May:

  • Saturday 18 May: Gasworks Farmers Market - Gasworks Parkland, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park

  • Saturday 18 May: Coburg Farmers Market - Coburg Primary School, 92 Bell Street, Coburg

  • Saturday 18 May: Carlton Farmers Market - Carlton North Primary School, Cnr Canning and O’Grady Streets, Carlton North

  • Saturday 18 May: Booroondara/Hawthorn Farmers Market - Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East

  • Saturday 18 May: Warragul Farmers Market - Civic Park, Civic Place, Warragul

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  • Sunday 19 May: Eltham Farmers Market - Eltham Town Mall Carpark, Arthur Street, Eltham

  • Sunday 19 May: Flemington Farmers Market - Mount Alexander College, 175 Mount Alexander Road, Flemington

  • Sunday 19 May: South Geelong Farmers Market - 200 Yarra Street, South Geelong

Fourth Weekend of the Month - Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May:

  • Saturday 25 May: Coburg Farmers Market - Coburg Primary School, 92 Bell Street, Coburg

  • Saturday 25 May: Bentleigh Farmers Market - 90 Bignell Road, East Bentleigh

  • Saturday 25 May: Berwick Farmers Market - Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick

  • Saturday 25 May: SlowFoods Melbourne Farmers Market - 16 Mary St, Spotswood

  • Saturday 25 May: Geelong Vegan Lifestyle Market - 1 Barwon Heads Rd, Belmont

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  • Sunday 26 May: Eltham Farmers Market - Eltham Town Mall Carpark, Arthur Street, Eltham

  • Sunday 26 May: Flemington Farmers Market - Mount Alexander College, 175 Mount Alexander Road, Flemington

  • Sunday 26 May: Mount Eliza Farmers Market - Cnr Mt Eliza Way &, Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza

Enjoy your weekend Farmers Markets with your family! 

If you can’t make it to a Farmers Market, but still crave that fresh produce then be sure to check out YourGrocer.com.au - an online grocery shopping and delivery service in Melbourne and Sydney. YourGrocer offers produce from Melbourne and Sydney’s top organic stores and markets - including Aunt Maggies Organics, South Melbourne Market and Dench Bakery

For more information on Farmers Markets across Melbourne, and the wider state of Victoria, be sure to visit the Victorian Farmers Markets Association’s website.

For more information on Supermarket Free Month check out www.supermarketfree.com.au

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Best Vegan Markets and Festivals In and Around Melbourne

Some of our favourite markets and festivals are the vegan markets held across Melbourne and the wider state of Victoria throughout the year. Vegan markets support locally and ethically made vegan products, vegan wears, vegan eats and vegan produce.

Whether you identify as fully vegan, enjoy a partially vegan lifestyle (for example; you may choose to eat the occasional ‘vegan’ option on the menu and/or you might opt for more ethical and organic beauty and fashion choices) - or you are simply ‘vegan curious’ - these markets are fun to explore for the whole family.

There is always something different to see, and you can browse items that are great for the environment and the animals, as well as discovering products that help to support your overall health and wellbeing.

Melbourne Collective Vegan Market - Melbourne

As part of the Melbourne Collective Design Market, Melbourne Collective are also hosting a Vegan Market at Deakin Edge in Melbourne’s CBD. The vegan component to this market stocks all things organic, ethically made and 100% vegan - including crafts, beauty products and eco-wears.

Where: Deakin Edge @ Federation Square - Corner Swanston Street and Flinders Lane, Melbourne

When: Sunday 3 March, 2019

Big Vegan Day Out - Melbourne 

Delicious vegan eats, giveaways and discounts galore all located in one of Melbourne’s most loved vegan goods stores - The Cruelty Free Store. 

Where: The Cruelty Free Store - 124 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

When: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March 2019

Vegan Market of Melbourne - St Kilda

Previously held at the Abbotsford Convent, the Vegan Market of Melbourne is now hosted by the popular St Kilda Esplanade Market as a pop-up event. Be sure to visit the Vegan Market of Melbourne website for up to date information on dates, times and venues.

Where: Fitzroy Street, St Kilda (Upper Esplanade)

When: Every Sunday from 10am (excluding February 10 due to the St Kilda Festival)

Vegan Makers Market - Mornington Peninsula

This popular annual market is held on the stunning Mornington Peninsula. There is over 50 different brands offering food, eco-beauty products, organic skincare, vegan fashion items and other health and wellness products.

Where: Civic Reserve - 350 Dunns Road, Mornington

When: TBC - stay tuned for updates!

Big Vegan Market - Melbourne

Melbourne’s largest vegan market is held annually in Melbourne’s CBD. Hundreds of exhibitors showcase their ethical, vegan and organic goodies - from vegan beauty and skincare products, to ethical clothing and crafts there is something for everyone. Of course the most important thing on the day (at least for me!) is food - and there are plenty of delicious vegan wholefoods and beverages on offer too. Previous stallholders have included much loved brands such as Allergy Train, Cocowhip, Happily Made, Nzuri Organics, Scarlett Vegan Bags, The Living Pantry, The Vegan Box, The Smoothie Bombs and Vegan Leather Co to name but a few! Don’t miss this one if you’re in Melbourne in May!

Where: Royal Exhibition Hall - 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

When: 10am - 6pm, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May 2019

World Vegan Day Festival - Melbourne

If last year’s festival was anything to go by, this year will be fantastic! Think delicious vegan food, fantastic vegan products to discover, informative presentations, cooking demonstrations and even showbags! 

Where: Melbourne Showgrounds - Epsom Road, Ascot Vale (Venue TBC - stay tuned for updates!)

When: Sunday 10 November 2019

Spring Vegan Festival - St. Kilda 

During Springtime, Animal Liberation Victoria holds a Spring Vegan Festival full of good food and a range of other vegan goodies. Visit the ALV website for up to date information on the next event!

Where: St. Kilda Town Hall - 99A Carlisle St, St Kilda

When: TBC - stay tuned for updates!

Geelong Vegan Lifestyle Market - Geelong

Featuring delicious raw cakes and treats, vegan food and other vegan goodies this market is held in the beautiful seaside town of Geelong. Head to the Geelong Vegan Lifestyle Market Facebook Page or their website for upcoming market dates.

Where: 1 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont

When: TBC - stay tuned for updates!

If you love markets and are looking for more inspiration, you can also read about some of our favourite general Farmers Markets across the state of Victoria here.

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Little Markets - Farmers Markets in Melbourne’s Outer Suburbs

We love markets! Fresh produce to stock the pantry, delicious food stalls for a bite to eat, handmade wears for the family, and best of all - the opportunity to support local trade. There are plenty of markets on offer in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Here are a few of our favourites:

Yarra Valley Farmers Market @ Yering Station

Held once a month at Yering Station, this is our favourite market. The market runs from 9am until 2pm on the third Sunday of each month in Yering Station's historic barn. There is a range of delicious goodies and fresh produce available, from the Yarra Ranges Regional Food Group. It's a fun day out for the whole family, as the little ones can explore and enjoy the Yering estate.

St. Andrews Farmers Market

This market is held every Saturday from 8am until 2pm. Fresh organic produce, arts and crafts, organic skincare products and delicious food are on offer. The market is located on the Main Road in St. Andrews. Your little ones will love exploring the bushland, and there is also free childrens activities on selected days.

Lilydale Farmers Market

Members of the Rotary Club of Lilydale and surrounding areas hold a produce market at Lilydale Lake on the first Sunday of each month. The market runs from 8am until 1pm and is located at Bellbird Park, on the corner of Swansea and Bellbird Roads. There is a large playground at Lilydale Lake for the little ones to enjoy, and you could also bring the fur-babies along for a nice walk around the lake.

Eastland Farmers Market

New to the farmers market scene is the Eastland Farmers Market, located in Ringwood. Held every Sunday from 9am until 2pm, this market showcases a range of produce from regional Victoria.

Berwick Farmers Market @ the Old Cheese Factory

Your little ones will love exploring the Old Cheesecake Factory when you stop by the Berwick Farmers Market. This market is held on the fourth Saturday of each month, from 8am until 12.30pm. 

Warragul Farmers Market

Held on the third Saturday of each month the Warragul Farmers Market is located at Civic Park.  Live music, scrumptious local produce and plenty of space makes for the perfect excuse to catch up with family.

Collingwood Farmers Market @ Collingwood Children's Farm

This market is loved by many families. The Collingwood Farmers Market at Collingwood Children's Farm is runs on the second Saturday of each month from 8am until 1pm. There is so much fun to be had at this large market, with entertainment, produce, crafts and more! The Collingwood Farmers Market makes for a great day out.

Mornington Farmers Market

If you're looking for a weekend road trip, this one is worth planning for. The Mornington Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of each month from 9am until 1pm at Mornington Park. While you are in Mornington why not plan a weekend road trip to explore all that the peninsula has to offer?!