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Elwood Farmers’ Market


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Another great local Farmers’ Market in the hipster suburb of Elwood. On a beautiful autumn morning, I waded my way through the autumn leaves lining the pathway leading into the grounds of Elwood College. There were some construction works on so it’s relocated to the rear of the property however, it won’t be long before it’s back in its original spot.

With around 40 stalls selling beautiful home-made / hand-made produce, this is a quality market that lives up to the reputation of the Victorian Farmers Market Association. Here are some of the items available:

  • Organic chocolate
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Fresh bread and bakery items
  • Free range Pork
  • Free range Waygu Beef
  • Apples
  • Fresh berries
  • Happy Fruit – fruit and dried nuts
  • Bone Broth – The Brother Sisters soup
These tasty apple treats meant I finally know which is my favourite apple – Pink Lady

I hear on the rumour mill that locals would like the market to be fortnightly and by the number of people attending, it may just work. Stop by the information tent and talk to the Market Managers and share your thoughts and ideas. They are open to ideas and suggestions.

If you are looking for something to eat there are plenty of tasty treats on offer:

  • Gozlemi
  • BBQ breakfast
  •  La Tortilliera Mexican tamales
  • Coffee van for your morning fix

I would highly recommend the Elwood Farmers’ Market to anyone passing through. It has great produce and a lovely community feel.

STALLHOLDERS: If you’d like to have a stall at the market, you can go to their website here.

OPENING HOURS: 8.30am to 1pm. Operates the second Saturday of every month.

LOCATION: Elwood College, 101 Glenhuntly Road , Elwood

PARKING: There is parking around the School but beware, the parking inspectors are cheeky and will come and book anyone overstaying their time.

TRANSPORT: There is a bus stop out the front of the school in Glenhuntly Road. For more information, click here.

DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled on grass. Lots of space between stalls.

ATM: The is an EFTPOS machine at the Information Tent, located in the central part of the market.

ENTRANCE FEE: Gold coin donation at entrance.

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

FOOD: Great selection of food that is a little different to other markets.

TOILET FACILITIES: There are toilet facilities onsite. Just follow the signs..

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Website – Local Food Connect

On Facebook – Elwood Farmers Market

On Instagram – Elwood Farmers Markets or #elwoodfarmersmarket or #elwoodfm

Twitter – Elwood Farmers Markets or #elwoodfarmersmarket or #elwoodfm

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

Happy marketing.

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