Whether you live atop the mountain or at the bottom, it’s worth a visit to this market at the base of the Dandenongs held every Saturday and Sunday which has been running for over 40 years.
Brimming with fresh produce and plants, this is a great market you can visit regularly to top up the pantry and fridge or pick up those plants you need for the garden. These Xanthorrhoea pictured (below) are an example of the quality available.
I counted 30 stalls when I was there today and one of them was selling mulch! (pictured below) Yep, never seen that before but have to say, if you are a local, this is probably something you source regularly to help your garden over the summer months.
There are food vans selling Japanese, ice cream, cakes, donuts and other hot food with plenty of chairs and tables to sit and enjoy your food.
As always I’d 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, please Ross on 0417 599 466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OPENING HOURS: 9am to 4pm. Operates every Saturday and Sunday during daylight saving and 9am -3pm out of daylight saving times.
LOCATION: Upper Ferntree Gully Sation Car Park, Upper Ferntree Gully
PARKING: Ample parking is available at the Station car park or at the shops across the road or anywhere along Burwood Highway (beware of opening your door if you’re parked on Burwood Highway as they come up fast behind you).
- in the Station Car Park
- at the Upper Ferntree Gully shops (opposite the market)
- along Burwood Highway
TRANSPORT: There are a number of ways of making your way to this market other than car. The train is nearby plus a bus. Click here for train information (get off at Upper Ferntree Gully). Click here for bus information.
ATM: National (1140 Burwood Highway), ANZ (1128 Burwood Highway) and Commonwealth (1204 Burwood Highway) are across the road.
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DOGS: Permitted on a leash and under the owners control.
FOOD: There are donuts as you’ll see from all the signage on the road. As well, there is coffee, Japanese food and some Indian food as well as freshly squeezed juice.
TOILET FACILITIES: There are toilet facilities at 1010 Burwood Highway at the Library or at 1140 at Coles Supermarket.
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