For fruit, vegetables, local produce or just a relaxing weekly escape, be sure to check out these farmers markets in Melbourne.

Melburnians, who doesn’t love a good farmers market? There’s no denying that farmers markets provide us city dwellers with a taste of rural life. It’s like a countryside escape without ever having to leave the heart of the CBD.

If you’re looking to switch up your weekly food shop, try something new, fill up your weekend plans or support local farmers and businesses, these Victorian farmers markets are sure to tick all of your boxes.

So, with a coffee in one hand and shopping bags in the other, for fruit, vegetables and everything in between, be sure to check out these best farmers markets in Melbourne this weekend!

<strong>Camberwell Fresh Food Market</strong>
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Camberwell Fresh Food Market

This fruit and vegetable farmers market in Melbourne is at the heart of its community. Operating for 85 years, the Camberwell Fresh Food Market boasts a no-name tag policy for its vendors – because you don’t need name tags when everyone already knows each other’s name! But don’t be intimidated, upon arrival you will be welcomed with warm smiles and aisles stacked with beautiful fresh produce. This Melbourne market is a place where local butchers, fishmongers, florists and fruiteries can come together under one roof and provide their produce to the public with love.

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519-523 Riversdale Rd, Camberwell, VIC 3124 Every Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday, 7am – 5pm
<strong>Elwood Farmers Market</strong>
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Elwood Farmers Market

Elwood Farmers Market is a fortnightly market with a focus on providing authentic local and regional produce. Each stall has a variety of products on offer, including everything from fresh flowers to artisan cheeses, as well as your usual groceries. With around 50 stalls being set up each fortnight, no two retailers are ever quite the same. Better yet, you can stay up to date with the stallholders on Elwood Farmers Market Facebook page! Located in Elwood Park, this venue creates the perfect opportunity to bring your four-legged furry friends along too.

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Elwood Primary School, 49 Scott St, Elwood, VIC 3184 Every second and fourth Saturday of the month
<strong>GasWorks Farmers Market</strong>
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GasWorks Farmers Market

This unique venue is host to a fresh farmers market on the third Saturday of every month. GasWorks Art Park is a green-grass inner city oasis, located in Albert Park. The area is rich with art studios and cafes, as well as the GasWorks Theatre which have all found a home within the buildings of the now defunct South Melbourne gas production plant. Take the opportunity to stock up on fresh produce and rejuvenate your senses as you roam around the lush outdoor space adorned with unique sculptures, murals and more.

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21 Graham St, Albert Park, VIC 320 Third Saturday of every month, 8am – 1pm
<strong>Gleadell Street Market</strong>
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Gleadell Street Market

One of the best famers markets in Melbourne, every Saturday this urban farmers market on Richmond Street transforms into an oasis worthy of a rural town. The market boasts over 50 stalls providing seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as fresh bread, herbs and other gourmet treats. There are plenty of free range, organic and sustainable options available at most stalls throughout. This market is plastic free so don’t forget to bring your reusable tote bag and coffee cup from home!

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5 Gleadell St, Richmond, VIC 3121 Every Saturday, 7am – 1pm
<strong>Prahran Market</strong>
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Prahran Market

Hanging off Commercial Road, still to this day Prahran Marker uses the original facade of the building which was constructed at the market’s inception in 1864. And, almost 160 years on, Prahran Market has maintained its dedication to bringing quality produce to its town. Sustainable seafood and free-range meat are just some of the things this local produce market has to offer. On top of the many vendors that supply local organic produce and sought after ingredients from around the globe, Prahran Market also has several unique cafes and eateries for visitors to enjoy. It’s the perfect spot to stock up on groceries, or catch up for brunch.

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163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, VIC 3141 Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday
<strong>Queen Victoria Market</strong>
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Queen Victoria Market

The biggest open-air market in the southern hemisphere, Queen Victoria Market has been in operation since 1878. Whether you’re looking for your weekly groceries or just craving a piping hot jam doughnut from the famous American Doughnut Kitchen, this market will provide a day out like no other. The bustling shoppers and booming voices of stall owners hawking their produce adds a refreshing buzz to any morning of the week. One of the best farmers markets in Melbourne!

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Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Every Tuesday – Sunday
<strong>South Melbourne Market</strong>
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South Melbourne Market

Established in 1867, South Melbourne Market is Melbourne’s longest continually running fresh produce market. The venue consists of nearly 150 small business stalls including fruit and vegetable markets, butchers, fishmongers, and culinary diverse restaurants. Open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the market is a stone’s throw from the CBD and is easily accessible by car or public transport. South Melbourne Market is the perfect place to spend an afternoon and turn your weekly grocery shop into a delightful shopping and afternoon tea ritual.

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322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Wednesday, Friday – Sunday, from 8am
<strong>Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market</strong>
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Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market

This gorgeous local farmers market is held right next to one of St Kilda’s most colourful community gardens. Open from 8:30am until 1pm on the first Saturday of each month, the market provides a delicious range of fresh produce and small-batch or homemade preserves, pickles, oils and honey as well as meat, eggs, bread and more. Every market stall promotes local Victorian produce with low food miles and in season produce. Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market is plastic free, so remember to bring your reusable tote bags and coffee cups from home at this Melbourne farmers market!

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12 Chaucer St, St Kilda, VIC 3182 First Saturday of every month, 8:30am – 1pm

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We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land mentioned in our article, the people of the Woiworung Nation, and we recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Feature image: Prahran Market, Victoria. Photographed by Josie Withers. Image via Visit Victoria.
This article was first published on May 17 2021. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on June 25 2024.