North Essendon Village Farmers' Market

North Essendon Village Farmers' Market

North Essendon Village Farmers' Market

  • 5 Stars.

An authentic Regional Farmers Market.

Since opening their 1st Farmers Market in 1999 Regional Farmers Markets RFM have always had strict criteria for all stallholders to follow in bringing their authentic produce to market. RFMs take these criteria very seriously and continuously conduct audits at each market to ensure that each stallholder is following the RFM criteria.

Although it is only necessary for stallholders to meet the RFM criteria to attend our markets, many of them have, or will seek accreditation for their produce through the Victorian Farmers Market Association and RFM supports their endeavors to do so.

RFM also meets the expectations of patrons by offering as much variety as possible. When visiting an RFM market you will always experience the integrity of an Authentic Farmers Market and will find no bric a brac, craft or re-sellers at RFM markets.

Regional Farmers Markets (RFM) have a strategic partnership with SecondBite.

Australians throw out more than $5 billion worth of food annually. While over 11,500 tonnes is driven to landfill every month in Victoria, thousands of families struggle to put a meal on the table.

Formed in (2005), SecondBite is a dynamic not-for-profit organisation committed to making a positive difference by sourcing fresh nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it to people who are homeless, living in disadvantaged circumstances or experiencing food security issues within the community. In 2009 alone, SecondBite collected and redistributed over 700 tonnes of fresh food to 160 agencies, enough to produce 1.4 million hearty nutritious meals.

RFM believes that as Farmers Markets are at the top of the food chain for quality fresh produce, they can 'close the circle' and pass on any fresh produce that is not used at the end of each market to those less fortunate in the community.

Market stallholders who have perishable food left at the end of a market will be asked to donate this produce to SecondBite instead of it going to waste. This food will be collected and redistributed by SecondBite to people in need. Donations of food from stallholders will be made privately and confidentially and known only by RFM and the individual stallholder.

RFM will also contribute financially to SecondBite at each market. Promotional material will be displayed at the Managers Station at each market along with donation buckets should the public also wish to support SecondBite as cash donations are just as valuable as fresh food.

It is hoped that many stallholders will support this initiative as RFM believes that by helping those Australians less fortunate than us we can make a real difference through Farmers Markets to the community as a whole.

Next market is on Sun 18th Nov from 8am to 1pm

Lincoln Park
Corner of Leake St and Lincoln Rd
Essendon North, Victoria 3041

Extra Details
Business Category: Market
Opening Dates & Times: 3rd Sunday of each month, 8am to 1pm

Other Categories:
 Fresh Food Market
 Farmers Market

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