The farmers' market at St Kilda Primary School is held on the 4th Saturday of every month from 8.30am to 1pm. It's located on Brighton Road, close to the intersection of Carlisle and Chapel streets.
It's a small market with a wide variety of stalls including fruit & vegetables, eggs, cheese, freshly baked pastries, a few hot food options, flowers and potted plants with an emphasis on local producers.
There is a wide variety of food stalls at the St Kilda Primary Farmers' Market
The strength of the market lies in its abundance of high quality and organic fruit & vegetables at affordable prices. Vibrant colours will stimulate the senses including rainbow silverbeet, lilac cauliflower, and deep green kale and may tempt you into trying something new.
The market has a friendly atmosphere and community feel with lots of smiling faces, casual banter and canine companions on leashes. Strike up a conversation with a local and get better acquainted with your community which is great for those new to the area.
Bring the kids along as they will love the petting zoo with baby goats, lambs, furry rabbits, and chickens. There are a few cheeky parrots that will keep the adults amused by impersonating the screams and laughter of the happy kids around them. Warning: extreme cuteness overload.
A baby goat and lamb hang out in the petting zoo
Treat yourself to a hot breakfast or lunch with a few options such as gourmet scrambled eggs, pies, sausages, or pulled pork. Alternatively, grab a bagel with cream cheese or a fresh pastry and enjoy it with a coffee.
This is a great market but could do with some more hot food and coffee options. It was slightly let down by a long wait for average coffee from the sole coffee van. As the market is in an excellent location, keep in mind there are plenty of choices on Carlisle Street which is only a short walk away.
Overall, the market is an enjoyable start to the weekend and is highly recommended to those living in St Kilda and the surrounding suburbs as a convenient way to pick up quality produce at affordable prices. The petting zoo is also a nice addition for the kids.
To get there, bus 623 and tram 67 run along Brighton Road, and trams 3/3a and 16 along Carlisle Avenue.