New, hyper-local, weekly farmers market
We are so thrilled to be able to announce a new venture in cooperation with the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op: a weekly producers market in central Castlemaine.
From 6 November 2019, you’ll be able to get your weekly market basics, including fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruit, bread, dairy, honey, eggs, meat and maybe a few other things, in central Castlemaine on Wednesday afternoons.
It will be local, it will be fresh, it will be delicious. You will be able to shop for what appeals on the day, or pick up online pre-orders.
We'll be encouraging regenerative farmers and providing a launch pad for new farmers and producers. All hyper local. All totally awesome.
Mt Alexander Shire producers will be prioritised, with farmers close by our shire accepted on a case by case basis.
The market will be supported by the Castlemaine Farmers Market Committee and Management and will be accredited with the Victorian Farmers Market Association. OUR REGULAR SUNDAY MARKET WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED!
Applications are sought from local producers now! Please fill out the form below if you are a producer interested in hearing more about our weekly market.
Application for the Weekly market
Castlemaine Farmers’ Market is going weekly! Every Wednesday from approximately 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm, starting Wed 6 November. This will be in addition to the current Sunday market, which will remain unchanged.
The Weekly Market
The CFM Weekly will be held between the old market building and the RSL – i.e. a similar location to the current monthly market.
Our goal as a market is to prioritise regenerative practices (eg. Holistic Management, ‘pasture raised’, organic, biodynamic, etc), as well as producers from within Mt Alexander Shire; however, this is not a barrier to participation - all applications will be considered.
We would also like to keep the cost of a stall low in order to provide opportunities for very small-scale producers to access the market. In order to achieve this, we would like to take a collaborative approach where stall holders may have to take on extra responsibility (e.g. a spot on the ‘market manager roster’).
If you are interested in having a stall at the Weekly Castlemaine Farmers’ Market, please download an application form.
New Weekly Market