Market Special: Slow Food Melbourne Farmers' Market

Tell us about your market. Slow Food Melbourne Farmers' Market promotes good, clean and fair food for all. Every fourth Saturday of the month, 70+ of the best Victorian farmers and food artisans bring their seasonal vegetables, fruit, grains, meat, dairy and so much more to the magnificent grounds of the Abbotsford Convent.

What is the history behind your market? Established in 2006, SFMFM builds community between sustainable growers and conscious eaters. Sustainability sits at the core of our market, from farming methods and agricultural production, to promoting direct farmer-to-consumer relationships and small-scale economies, to eradicating waste at the site on market day.

What is a fun fact about your market? Our market was formed by Slow Food Melbourne, our great food city's local Slow Food convivium, to showcase Victoria's resilient farming and food traditions. Our committee of passionate volunteers work with farmers, producers, chefs, academics, community organisations and NGOs to help create and foster a thriving local food system.

What do you love about market culture? We love our cherished community of hardworking stallholders making a fair living. We love those who care about where their food comes from bustling through the market, sharing stories and learning new things. We adore our terrific location with its spires, gardens, artists and cafes among the towering trees.

What is a fun fact about your market? Our upcoming Christmas market, on Saturday December 23, will be packed with beautiful, fresh summer produce, artisanal food products and great vibes for visiting family and friends.

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers' Market is located at the Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers St, Abbotsford. Their next market is on Saturday November 25.