Where to buy directly from farmers
Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:28 PM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:28 PM
- Booroondara Farmers Market, Hawthorn (3rd Sat of each month)
- Caulfield Farmers Market, Caulfield (2nd Sat of each month)
- Cardinia Ranges Farmers Market, Pakenham (2nd Sat of each month)
- Collingwood Children's Farmers Market, Abbotsford (2nd Sat of each month)
- Gasworks Farmers Market, Albert Park (3rd Sat of each month)
- Kingston Farmers Market, Highett (1st Sat of each month)
- Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market, Abbotsford (4th Sat of each month)
- Veg Out St Kilda's Farmers Market, St Kilda (1st Sat of each month)
All the above markets only open from 8am - 12 or 12:30. Get in early.
As for meat and poultry from farmers, I am not sure. Maybe do a search for some halal places. Halal meat is meant to be fresher than most meat - but bear in mind that some meats benefit from aging. BTW, the meat and poultry we get from some of the better butchers is of excellent quality. What is it you find lacking?
I find that fresh fruit and veggies makes more of a difference when bought from a farmer than from a shop.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:57 AM
That's just off the top of my head. If you feel like some British classics and an, er, scenic drive, you could always come down to Dandenong and check out Rob's British Butchery.
Edited by ChrisTaylor, 09 February 2012 - 12:59 AM.
Harare, Victoria Falls and some places in between
Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:02 AM
I haven't had the chance to check out the local farmers markets yet but plan to start this weekend. Thinking of going to Collingwood on Sat and Flemington on Sun. Anyone knows of good stalls at either of these markets?
Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:36 PM
In your part of town, you are much better off going to Donato's on Lygon St. The meat is excellent quality and is dry aged on the premises. The butchers are all friendly and will give you good advice. Right opposite Donato's is King and Godfree, one of the best Italian provedores you will find around Melbourne. And nearby is Reading's Carlton - a chain of independent bookstores. The Carlton branch is the best of them. Further down the road on Lygon St (heading north) are a whole bunch of Italian provedores. There is also Melbourne Food Depot - where you can find "molecular" ingredients.
Don't get me started on the restaurants ... but that is off topic ;)
I would suggest you make a day of exploring your area - you live in a really exciting part of town and it is all within cycling distance.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:11 PM
Restaurants, yes, we will have to do more exploring. Haven't been going out much as we had to watch our spending. But now that I have a job, no doubt we'll be going out more.