One of the reasons why Melbourne is such a liveable city has to be the access to fresh and quality produce. There is a wide choice of markets near the city and regional markets just a short drive away. Located west of the city in Wyndham is the Eynesbury Farmers' Market. It is close to the suburbs of Exford, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Werribee and Hoppers Crossing.
Operated as a non-profit organisation, Eynesbury Farmers' Market is run by a team of volunteers from the local community including parents, teachers, accountants, students, vineyard owners and many others. Together they help to set up the market and welcome and assist visitors at the Eynesbury Homestead.
Opened every Sunday from 9am to 1pm, Eynesbury Farmers' Market offers Victorian growers and producers and consumers direct access to each other. The objective is to create a place where residents and visitors can purchase fresh, local and organic foods. The vendors are farmers, family-based farms and food producers from the region, thus ensuring the produce are local grown and usually cheaper than in supermarkets.
A day trip to the Market usually bags you and your family a wide selection of home-grown fruits, vegetables, meats and handmade artisan products. There are free range meats, smoked fish, farmhouse cheese, berries, vegetables, honey, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, jams, relishes, breads, baked goods, Scottish food and boutique beers. There's even healthy treats for the dog.
You can enjoy cooking demonstrations every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 11am run by local chefs and stallholders who share receipes using seasonal produce available at the Market. For $5 per child, children up to 5 years and those up to 13 years can enjoy education activities designed especially for them. With so much to buy, see and do, make your family Sunday an Eynesbury Farmers' Market Sunday.