Victorian Farmers' Markets Association

Victorian Farmers' Markets Association

Victorian Farmers' Markets AssociationThe Victorian Farmers' Markets Association's purpose is to support and promote authentic Farmers' markets throughout Victoria.

The VFMA Website features a directory of Farmers' Markets in Victoria and Melbourne to help you find the best in legitimate markets selling produce from independent growers.

About the VFMA

What is a farmers' market?
The Victorian Farmers' Markets Association (VFMA) defines an authentic farmers' market as 'a predominantly local fresh food and produce market that operates regularly at a public location which provides a suitable environment for farmers and food producers to sell their farm origin product and their associated value added primary products directly to customers.'

What are the fundamentals of an authentic Victorian farmers' market?
- An opportunity for farmers' to transact directly with their customers and take credit for their efforts
- A regional and/or state boundary which ensures the produce is locally grown
- No re-sellers, distributors, agents or wholesalers permitted
- No art, craft or bric-a-brac

Why is authenticity so important?
When the public shop at a farmers' market anywhere in Victoria, they should be able to trust that the person who they are transacting with is the person who grew or made the produce.

A VFMA accreditation program will be introduced in 2009 for authentic farmers, producers and farmers' markets. This consistent level of compliance forms a solid basis of quality, integrity and fairness for accredited farmers' markets to be identified recognised by.

How will accredited farmers' markets be recognised?
Currently all farmers' markets in Victoria are self regulating and most are consistent with the VFMA guidelines for accreditation.

Once established, the VFMA logo will be the identifying brand for an accredited VFMA member and its use will be strictly dependent on passing a thorough initial audit followed by annual review and random inspections.

❊ Address & Contact ❊

Victorian Farmers' Markets Association⊜ Level 5, Farrer House, 24-28 Collins St Melbourne | Map
Level 5, Farrer House, 24-28 Collins StMelbourne
03 9207 5508

❊ Web Links ❊

Victorian Farmers' Markets Association

❊ Also See... ❊

Bendigo Community Farmers' Market

Bentleigh Farmers' Market

Berwick Farmers' Market @ Old Cheese Factory - 2nd Saturday

Berwick Farmers' Market @ Old Cheese Factory - 4th Saturday

Bonbeach Farmers' Market

Boroondara Farmers' Market | 3rd Saturday

Castlemaine Farmers' Market

Echuca Farmers' Market

Eltham Farmers' Market

Elwood Farmers' Market

Euroa Village Farmers' Market

Flemington Farmers' Market

Kingston Farmers' Market

Kyneton Farmers' Market

Lancefield & District Farmers' Market

Melbourne Farmers' Markets

Mount Eliza Farmers' Market

Nagambie Farmers' Market

Riddells Creek Farmers' Market

St Kilda Primary Farmers' Market

Swan Hill Farmers Market

Tallarook Farmers' Market

Veg Out | St Kilda Farmers' Market

Warragul Farmers' Market

Woodend Community Farmers' Market

Alphington Farmers' Market

Bendigo Community Farmers' Market

Carlton Farmers' Market | 1st Saturday

Carlton Farmers' Market | 3rd Saturday

Coburg Farmers' Market

Collingwood Children's Farm Market

Gasworks Farmers' Market

❊ COVID-19 Notice ❊

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

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