What are the Alternatives to the Coles and Woolworths Duopoly

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Posted 2012-07-11 by Clay Steelefollow

We keep hearing about Coles and Woolworths holding our producers to ransom and now we hear that 5-10% of their revenue comes from pokie machines. Woolworths were recently forced to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting by shareholders concerned over the issue of where their revenue is coming from, though they managed to stall it.

So, sick of filling the pockets of big business? Don't know how to help out our primary producers? Well you can go and pick your own fruit or you can get out and buy direct from the producers and small businesses at one of your local markets. There are literally hundreds of them around the Greater Melbourne Area and prices are usually better than what you'll get at your local McFranchise supermarket. For a small smattering of these markets see below:

CBD & Inner City
Queen Victoria Market , 513 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
South Melbourne Market , cnr Cecil and Coventry Streets South Melbourne
Gasworks , Albert Park

Preston Market , 30 The Centreway, Preston
Psarakos Market , 2 Clarendon St, Thornbury
Preston Farmers Market , Cnr Scotia St and Oakover Rd, Preston
Collingwood Childrens Farmers Market
CERES Community Environment Park, Organic Market & Shop , Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East
Slow Food , Abbortsford

South (eastish)
Kingston Farmers Market , Sir William Fry Reserve, Cnr Nepean Hwy & Bay Rd, Highett
Red Hill Farmers Market , Red Hill Consolidated School
Pakenham Rotary Farmers Market , next to the Cardinia Cultural Centre in Lakeside - /
Springvale Market , 58 Buckingham Ave, Springvale
Mornington Racecourse Market
Prahran Market , 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
Dandenong Market , Cnr Clow and Cleveland Streets, Dandenong
Akoonah Park Market , Berwick

Yarra Valley Farmers Market , Yering Station,
Caulfield Farmers Market , Cnr Booran and Neerim Roads, Caulfield
Mulgrave Farmers Market , Corner Jacksons & Wellington Roads, Mulgrave
Monash Farmers Market , Monash University, Clayton Campus
Carribean Gardens Market , 1280 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby
Jells Park Farmers Market , Jells Park South
Boroondara Farmers Market , Patterson Reserve, Auburn Rd, Hawthorn East
Kingsbury Drive Community Market , Latrobe University, Bundoora Campus
Warrandyte Market , Stiggants Reserve, Warrandyte

Footscray Market , Cnr Leeds & Hopkins Streets, Footscray
Yarraville Farmers Market (every 4th Saturday) Cnr Hyde & Somerville Rd, Yarrville
Spotswood Primary School Farmers Market (1st Saturday), Melbourne Rd, Spotswood
Williamstown Farmers Market , Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown
Showgrounds Farmers Market Federation Hall, Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale

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Too busy to go to the market or there isn't one close to you? Then take the mountain to Mohammed and shop online :

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