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Park Orchards Farmers Market


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Set among the grounds of leafy Park Orchards Primary School, this is a small local Farmers’ Market that has been running for a number of years supported by the Park Orchards Lions Club.

The day I visited there were around 25 stalls that sold:

  • Fresh Fruit & Veggies
  • Cut flowers
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Meat
  • Cheeses
  • Eggs
  • Jams, preserves and honey
  • Cakes and biscuits
  • Olive oil
  • Soap
  • Peanut butter
  • Dips
  • Nuts and seeds


Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre had a large stall advertising their courses for this term and generally making people aware of what their Community House offers.

Produce doesn’t get much better than this corn (pictured above). I bought two cobs and steamed them up for dinner served with fresh butter. Heaven. Robinvale Estate are based just outside of Mildura and make a large (and colourful) selection of olive oils and dressings. You can find more information about them here.

Recommend you bring your own bag or trolley along so plastic bags don’t have to be used. Also try to bring smaller notes. We all know that the ATM’s dispense $50’s and stall holders are prepared for that but when so many people turn up with larger notes it becomes problematic for them.

STALLHOLDERS: If you’d like to have a stall at the market, you can call Maria Zeffiro at admin@parkorchardsfarmersmarket.com.au

OPENING HOURS: 9am to 1pm. Operates the third Saturday of every month except in January.

LOCATION: Corner Bowmore Avenue & Park Road, Park Orchards, Victoria.

PARKING: There are a number of places to park. In Bowmore Avenue which runs at 90 degrees to Park Road. It can be a little tight parking there so be careful of other cars and please don’t block residents driveways. You can also park in Park Road but there are some parking restrictions.

TRANSPORT: There is a bus stop on right out the front of the school and you can find more information about the bus route here.

DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access on the bitumen. Lots of space between stalls.

ATM: There isn’t an ATM in Park Orchards so please bring along enough money and not rely on the vendors have EFTPOS.

ENTRANCE FEE: Gold coin donation at the gate but not on the day I was there.

DOGS: Permitted on a leash and under the owners control.

FOOD: Great selection of gozleme, their famous sausage sizzle, scones, coffee and pastries. Or you can visit the local Blue Dog cafe approximately 50m from the corner of Park and Bowmore.

TOILET FACILITIES: The school toilets are opened up for the market.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Website – Park Orchards Farmers Market

On Facebook – Park Orchards Farmers Market

On Instagram – no account but #parkorchardsfarmersmarket or #parkorchardsfm

Twitter – no account but #parkorchardsfarmersmarket or #parkorchardsfm

Now it’s your turn. Share your stories of the Park Orchards Farmers’ Market. Likes, dislikes, bargains you’ve bought and people you’ve met. Leave a comment below.

Happy marketing.

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