Regional Farmers Markets

Regional Farmers Markets

Regional Farmers MarketsRegional Farmers Markets manages 12 regional and metropolitan markets around Victoria.

The purpose of a Regional Farmers Market is to reconnect shoppers to the people who produce their food for their mutual benefit and enjoyment.

Consumers have become more discerning about the quality of the food they place on their tables, Farmers Markets are providing an opportunity for you to talk with producers and learn more about the various products, nutrients, uses and innovative recipes etc.... on offer at farmers markets.

Regional Farmers Markets run numerous markets that sell fresh produce and food in a variety of locales.


Dear Heathmont FM Community

It is with a heavy heart that we advise that, effective immediately, Regional Farmers Markets will not run any further Markets until the worst of the threat posed by COVID-19 to our community has passed.

This decision applies to all of our Markets - so it covers all of our Markets in Victoria as well as our weekly Market in Helensvale on the Gold Coast.

We know many stall holders rely on our Markets for their businesses - and this is why this decision has been so difficult to make. We have fought very hard to keep our Markets open for as long as we can - including finding new sites in Victoria when the usual sites were closed down - as we knew many of our stall holders needed the time before this decision was made. It has been an incredibly stressful and difficult period for everyone including our stall holder community.

Officially, ‘food markets' remain permissible so long as specific ratios for social distancing measures are in place. These measures were all very much in place at our Markets yesterday - as well as many additional measures to create as much safety as we could.

The key has been to continually balance the need to create ways for people to access fresh produce and other food, and the risk to the community from COVID-19. Our priority must however always be safety - for our Market Managers who interact with many people, for each of our stall holders and for you the patrons of our Markets - and so after completing yesterday's Markets the decision was made to close all Markets until the worst of this crisis has passed.

So what next?

We do not know how long this period of ‘hibernation' (to quote our Prime Minister) will be, as we do not know the path the virus will take.

We are exploring various online options at the moment, including home delivery via our related business, Paddlewheel which is a ‘farmers market store'. We have invited all stall holders in Victoria who need help during this time to contact Paddlewheel.

Paddlewheel is already doing extensive home delivery throughout Melbourne and parts of South Gippsland and we are seeking to expand its service area as quickly as we can. For more details please message us and we can connect you to Paddlewheel, or you can call them direct on (03) 9827 6769 or 0428 114 648.

We will also continue to post regular updates here - so please look out for these.

It is a very difficult and stressful time for everyone. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well '-

Take care!

Claire, Melissa and and the whole team at RFM

Regional Farmers Markets

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Many locations have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

Disclaimer: Check with the venue before making plans...

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