On Saturday 17 February the Boroondara Farmers Market will celebrate 15 years selling fresh produce from across Victoria. So far, the market has raised more than $1 million, which market organisers have used towards community projects.

Held every third and fifth Saturday of the month, from 8am to 1pm at Patterson Reserve in Hawthorn East, vendors sell fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, honey, wine, beer, olives and more, all grown and produced in Victoria.

Councillor Jim Parke, Mayor of Boroondara said, “The Boroondara Farmers Market has traded successfully for 15 years and continues to thrive. This is testament to the dedicated farmers and producers - and the locals who shop there - that the community service they provide and support, is vital and relevant.”

Cr Parke went on to say that shopping at the market is a great way to reduce food miles and support small Victorian primary producers.

The market is situated in Gardiner ward and the councillor for the ward, Cr Coral Ross said, “Markets such as these give locals and families the opportunity to talk to the grower or producer directly about the ingredients and processes involved in the variety of food and produce they bring to market.

“I would encourage anyone who hasn’t visited the Boroondara Farmers Market before, to make the effort on the milestone date of 17 February.”

As part of the celebration, a plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the milestone.

Boroondara Farmers Market is an initiative of the City of Boroondara, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Glenferrie, who also manages the market on market day. All money raised supports community projects run by the Rotary Club of Glenferrie like the CHANCES scholarship, the Boroondara Family Network and the Sumba Eye program.   

Boroondara Farmers Market is accredited with the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association. The market is located at Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road in Hawthorn East.

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