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    Operating on a not-for-profit basis these enticing community markets bring fresh organic product from local farmers direct to consumers.

    With between 60 to 90 stalls at each market, the range of produce and artisan foods on offer is always quite staggering.

    To start with there is always a great range of seasonal fruit and vegetables including organics and heirloom varieties throughout the year with specialties such as asparagus and cherries in Spring, garlic and berries in Summer, apples and nuts in Autumn, citrus and potatoes in Winter.

    Then we have a huge range of free-range meats, again including organics and rare breed meats - beef, lamb, mutton, chooks, turkeys, venison, barramundi, salmon, pork and goat…

    Cheeses are always well represented at Melbourne Community Farmers’ Markets and we always have goat, sheep and cows milk cheeses as well as freshly bottled milk, cream, yoghurt and ice-cream in Summer and Autumn.

    Fresh bread is a staple at our markets and several of our farmers also transform their produce into tasty baked goods like rhubarb fruit cakes, meringues, fruit or meat pies and many other things to enjoy.

    You’ll find the pantry essentials too such as olive oil, preserves, antipasto, honey, jams, sauces, chutneys, mayonnaise and the likes…

    And whilst they usually aren’t edible, we will always have a selection of cut flowers at each market as well as herbs and seedling plants afor those who are inspired to grow their own!

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    A few stallholder rules set the of standard beautiful produce available;

    Stallholders must be involved in a permanent, hands-on capacity in the production of their products, and may only sell their own products.

    All product must be GM-free or grown/produced with no/minimal chemicals

    Any produce that is claimed to be organic must be certified organic.
    The markets are plastic bag free: stallholders may not bring or supply new plastic bags (including the bio-bag variety) to customers unless for food regulation requirements.

    We make ourselves an example of responsible practice and minimal waste.
    Packaging must be code 1, 2 or 3 plastic, if at all possible. Alternatives in tasting cups,
    coffee cups, juice glasses etc such as PET and cornstarch are actively encouraged.

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    The Markets:

    Veg Out St Kilda

    When: 1st Saturday of every month

    Where: Peanut Farm Reserve, Chaucer Street , St Kilda
    Time: 8:30am - 1pm
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    Collingwood Children's Farm

    When: 2nd Saturday of every month

    Where: St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
    Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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    Coal Creek, Korumburra

    When: 2nd Saturday of every month
    Where: Coal Creek Community Park and Museum carpark, Korumburra, South Gippsland.
    Time: 8am - 12:30pm

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    Gasworks Albert Park

    When: 3rd Saturday of every month

    Where: Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
    Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
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    When: 3rd Saturday of every month
    Where: Fairfield Primary School, Wingrove Street, Fairfield
    Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm

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    Slow Food Melbourne

    When: 4th Saturday of every month
    Where: Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
    Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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    Last edited by Hannah-Mercedes; 25 October 2012, 03:43 PM.