WOODEND COMMUNITY FARMERS' MARKET
Support our regional food producers and stock up delicious fresh produce at our monthly community farmers' market.
Upcoming Farmers' Markets
The Woodend Community Farmers' Market (WCFM) is a lively local event that is well supported by the local community. The WCFM currently hosts 50 regular stallholders, from within the Macedon Ranges and the wider region. The market is fully accredited by the Victorian Farmers' Market Association(VFMA), meaning that customers can have confidence in the authenticity of the producers within the market, and have the opportunity to build direct relationships with the people who grew or made the produce on offer.
There is a wide selection of locally grown fresh food and specialty goods available, along with live music, free face painting, children's story time, hot food and coffee. The WCFM action group aims to build on the current success of the project so that the market continues to serve the local community of producers and patrons, strengthen our local food system, and attract further visitors from our town and region.
The Woodend market was established in 2011, and is now one of four in the Macedon Ranges.
1st Saturday of the month
Corner of High & Forest Streets, Woodend
1st Saturday – Woodend (Cnr High & Forest St, 9am-1pm)
2nd Saturday – Kyneton (St Pauls Park, Piper St, 9am-1pm)
3rd Saturday – Riddells Creek (Main Rd, 9am-1pm)
4th Saturday – Lancefield (High St, 9am-1pm)
The Home Produce Exchange can be found at the Woodend Community Farmer’s Market on the first Saturday of each month.
The MRVEG food tent is at the Woodend Community Farmer's Market most Saturdays from 9am - 1pm with sensational vegetarian food made by Heather and others, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Come and chat to us about our group and any queries about vegetarian cooking.
Woodend Community Farmers Market is featuring a MRSG Action Groups each month.
A Action Group representatives will be available, at the MRSG Information Stall, to discuss the initiatives their groups are taking in the Macedon Ranges. Market visitors are invited to come to the Information Stall and find out more about the exciting activities of each of the groups.
The date on which each Action Group will be featured can be found below.
Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Macedon Ranges Vegetarian Eating Group (MR VEG)
The Macedon Ranges Vegetarian Eating Group (MR VEG) is open to anyone interested in the experience of preparing and eating vegetarian food. Throughout the year the group hosts vegetarian dinners, occasional vegetarian food forum and regularly runs a stall featuring vegetarian and vegan food at the Woodend Farmers’ Market.
To find out more about MR VEG, please click here.
Saturday, 1st December 2018 – Waste & Recycling Action Group
The Waste Action Group works to reduce waste in the Macedon Ranges, and to encourage everyone to Refuse, Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recover, Recycle and Rot for effective waste reduction and to protect our environment and finite resources.
To find out more about the Waste & Recycling Action Group, please click here.
Saturday, 2nd February 2019 - Renewable Energy Action Group
The Macedon Ranges Renewable Energy Action Group aims to to accelerate the transition of the Macedon Ranges to renewable energy. To do this, they work across three areas. The largest project involves putting the pieces together for the community wind farm in the pine plantation south of Woodend. The second area of work is exploring a number of solar-based renewable energy projects with community organisations, the council, and even Holgate’s brewery. Finally, there are a number of members who are well connected across similar organisations and are drawing resources from those networks to assist our project planning.
To find out more about the Renewable Energy Action Group, please click here.
Saturday, 6th April 2019 – Movies that Matter
Movies that Matter is a program of films has been selected to achieve a mix of thought-provoking, educating, motivating and inspiring stories about our planet, the threats it faces and the people working to implement sustainable solutions.
To find out more about Movies that Matter, please click here.
Saturday, 4th May 2019 - Kyneton Transition Hub & Transition Town Riddell
Kyneton Transition Hub focusses on working together to make our community stronger, happier, and more resilient as we deal with the impacts of peak oil and climate change.
Transition Town Riddell is a transition hub for Riddells Creek to help move to renewable energy. They are presently focussing on seed saving.
To find out more about Kyneton Transition Hub & Transition Town Riddel, please click here and here.
Saturday, 7th September 2019 – Sustainable Homes Action Group
This action group provides practical local support to help people to make their homes more environmentally friendly, cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.
To find out more about the Sustainable Homes Action Group, please click here.
Saturday, 5th October 2019 – Woodend Bee-Friendly Society
The Woodend Bee-Friendly Society seeks to promote the sharing of knowledge about beekeeping between aspirants, novices, and experienced beekeepers in Woodend and surrounding areas.
To find out more about the Woodend Bee-Friendly Society, please click here.