The Eltham Farmers' Market is a bi-monthly market, held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month, from 9am to 1pm. On each 2nd Sunday, there is also a Community Market Stall. On each 4th Sunday, there is a food swap from 10am to 11am. It is one of the 8 best farmers' markets in Melbourne, and I'm not just saying that because I'm a local.
The market is tucked up the top behind Coles, on the car park at Eltham Town Mall, which is in the centre of Eltham at 10-18 Arthur Street. Entry is free so bring the whole family including your dogs, after all it is pet friendly.
Shaws Road wines are a regular stall exhibitor at Eltham Community market and they produce excellent chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet fruit. You can sample their range of wines or if you're in the area pop down to share a grazing platter at the vineyard, which is situated high on a hill with amazing views of undulating hills over the Strathewen Valley through to the Great Dividing Ranges at Kinglake.
There is a full range of stalls, from veggies and fruit to condiments and sweet treats. All the stall holders are from Victoria, with more than half from within North East Melbourne (14 from Nillumbik and a further 18 from the surrounding suburbs). All are selling their own produce (i.e. no re-sellers).
Chris and Selvie operate Selba Farm, a mixed farm enterprise business. They specialise in producing flavour-rich extra virgin and a range of infused olive oils. You can also try out their condiments, pickles and honey.
Whether you want to stock up your pantry with fresh healthy foods, support local producers or simply like to have a good old chat, Eltham Farmers' Market is the place to shop. Did I mention you can also get some fresh baked bread, drink a delicious spice chai or buy a yummy moist gluten free cake from The Sweetest Moment patissere.