If you’d like to have a stall at either or both of the markets, download the information pack and application by clicking on the link below:
Important note: During the lockdown stage of the pandemic in 2020, some markets opted to restrict their stalls to locals only. After much consideration, we decided to continue to receive stallholders from across the state – and this is still the situation in 2021. In some cases, we are supporting stallholders who have been regulars at these markets for more than a decade. We believe that the location of the stallholders base is less important than the rigour of the safety systems in place at the market.
We want to be up-front with our customers. We have stallholders from Ballarat, Brown Hill, Buninyong, Castlemaine, Bacchus Marsh, Geelong, Stawell, Creswick, Elmhurst, Baxter, Seymour, Harcourt, Mildura, Yendon, Bungaree, Slaty Creek and different parts of Melbourne. IF customers feel unsafe purchasing from non-local stallholders, they have the option of asking each stallholder where they come from.
Safety is important. Markets tick this box in two ways: by operating in an open-air environment which minimises the risk of transmission, and by reducing the supply chain as much as possible. Buying online or in the supermarket exposes a customer to an unknown number of supply chain and transport links. Buying at a market often means you are buying direct from the grower or producer and there is no intermediate supply chain. For ultimate safety, grow as much as you can in your own yard. (Bonus fresh air and exercise!) 🙂
We have over 170 active stallholders at the market, so the list below is not comprehensive. In addition, we have many new businesses that sprung up during lockdown and are now trying the market. Many stallholders are seasonal, so check our FaceBook page to see who is coming to any particular Market Day.