About MFM

Melbourne Farmers Markets is a for-purpose organisation dedicated to supporting Victorian food and producers, regional food cultures, seasonal produce, biodiversity, sustainable farming practices and strengthening relationships between the consumer and the producer.

We currently operate three farmers markets in Melbourne, and we've operated vibrant and successful farmers markets across Melbourne since 2002, starting with our first market at Collingwood Children's Farm. 

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Melbourne Farmers Markets respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which Alphington FM is held, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.

The farmers and producers who attend our markets are accredited with the Victorian Farmers Markets Association, which means they have genuinely grown, reared, caught, baked or made the food they are selling.

When you shop at one of our markets you have the unique opportunity to meet the person responsible for your food and directly support their livelihood. At a time where our supermarkets are short-changing Australian farmers, shopping at our farmers’ markets gives you the opportunity to make an immediate difference.

Lots of farmers on the grounds of the Collingwood Children's Farm

MFM does not receive external operational funding and our revenue is entirely derived from the stall fees that producers pay to attend our markets. Your donations on market day and any grants we apply for go towards the projects we undertake to play our role in the local food system connecting Victorian farmers with urban communities direct. We all want to know where our food comes from and that’s easier than it sounds!

Five fulfilling projects that your current donations will go towards:

  • Partnering with STREAT to host horticulturalists and young trainees on site.
  • Partnering with Outback Academy Australia to establish our native pollination garden along Wingrove Street.
  • Building new garden beds to grow fresh food for households in need.
  • Continuing our foundation role with Moving Feast supporting vulnerable Victorians to source fresh food through COVID19.
  • Hosting community groups and charities in our commercial kitchen.