Straight from the paddock, chicken coop, veggie patch and farmhouse kitchen, regional Victoria's farmers' markets bring the best to your basket: the freshest, seasonal local produce, handmade preserves, artisan breads and cheeses, oils... if there's a market for it, there's a market with it.
Farmers' markets pop up on weekends at local ovals and parks, town halls and footpaths, weekly, fortnightly and monthly in towns big and small across Victoria. Great community events, the markets are a fabulous opportunity to meet local farmers and producers, makers and experts, and really get a taste for a place.
And it's not all food: you might find demonstrations to watch, workshops to attend and loads of local entertainment – face painting for little kids, and live music and pop-up bars for the bigger ones.
So bring a basket and make new tastebuddies on your next wander around Victoria.
To find farmers' markets while you're out wandering, check local notice boards and the Victorian Farmers' Market Association website, or make your way to some of our best, below:
Daylesford and Macedon Ranges
Daylesford Farmers' Market: Daylesford Primary School, Vincent Street, Daylesford; 1st Saturday
Kyneton Farmers' Market: St Paul's Park, Piper Street, Kyneton; 2nd Saturday
Lancefield & District Farmers' Market: Centre Plantation, High Street, Lancefield; 4th Saturday
Trentham Farmers' Market: Trentham Town Square, Victoria Street, Trentham; 3rd Saturday
Woodend Community Farmers' Market: High Street, Woodend; 1st Saturday
Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay Farmers' Market: Youth Club, Moore Street; 3rd Sunday
Birregurra Sunday Markets: Main Street, Birregurra; 2nd Sunday, December – May
Port Fairy Community Market: Railway Place, Bank Street, Port Fairy; 2nd and 4th Saturday
Port Fairy Farmers' Market: Railway Place, Bank Street, Port Fairy; 3rd Saturday
Churchill Island Farmers' Market: Churchill Island Visitor Centre; 4th Saturday