There’s a new Abbotsford Convent market and it starts this Saturday

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There’s a new Abbotsford Convent market and it starts this Saturday

Abbotsford convent market

Got a craving for fresh, local produce straight from the farmers themselves? Don't miss this.

A leafy bouquet of Swiss chard, a chunk of smoked pancetta, a bundle of handmade pasta and a drizzle of chilli oil – there’s your Saturday night dinner sorted.

If you’re a Melbourne marketeer, you probably remember saying a heartfelt goodbye to the Abbotsford Convent market when it shut down in the summer last year. After a 20-year run, the market’s closing was a hard loss for fans of fresh food and community values.

Abbotsford Convent Market by Regional Farmers Markets

  • The updated market will run on the second Saturday of each month, starting on May 13
  • It will feature stalls by local and sustainable producers
  • Entry costs $2 which will be put toward the Convent

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But after a short hiatus, it’s now starting up again – this time, hosted by the Regional Farmers Markets team. Fans can check out the revitalized market starting on this Saturday, May 13. It’ll be running from 8am to 1pm, with plans to return on the second Saturday of every month.

Costing a $2 coin entry, the market will have a rotating list of stalls which will soon be announced via social media.

Regional Farmers Markets has been operating farmers markets in Melbourne and the surrounding areas for over 18 years, including those in Williamstown, Essendon and Churchill Island.

The organisation prioritizes sustainability, food security and female representation.

Grab your family, bundle up, and come stock up on fruit, veggies and so much more for the week. The convent grounds will be open all afternoon, so feel free to stroll around and enjoy the gardens while you’re at it.

For more information on the Abbotsford Convent market, starting on May 13 and running monthly, head here