Connecting gardens, groups and growers to create a more resilient food future in Darebin

Regular food swaps and farmers markets

Food Swaps

Come along and share fresh produce from your garden or something freshly made from your kitchen. The kind of things people bring along are: leafy greens and parsley when they are in season, silver beet seedlings, seeds, worm juice, loquats and hot chillies, and lots of other fruits and veggies that they have grown themselves. Alternatively you could bring along chutneys, jams, preserves, baking and sour dough starter. So if your garden is looking tired, or you don’t have a garden but like to talk about food bring something you have made, it will most likely get eaten as we are chatting.

There are 4 food swaps in the City of Darebin:

Name Where When
Regent 4 Robinson Road, Reservoir 1st Sunday of every month, 2 – 3 pm
Reservoir In front Reservoir Library, 23 Edwardes Street 3rd Saturday of every month, 10 – 11 am
Fairfield St. Andrew’s Church, Cnr Gillies St & Duncan St 3rd Saturday of every month, 11 am – 12 noon
Preston / Thornbury Cnr of Penders and High St, Thornbury (in front of Thornbury Picture Theatre) 4th Saturday of every month, 11 am – 12 noon


Contact for Regent Food Swap:

Contact for Reservoir, Fairfield and Thornbury Food Swap: / Facebook pages here or here


Farmers Markets


Alphington Farmers Market – accredited by Melbourne Farmers’ Markets and sells seasonal fruit & vegetables, free range pork, beef, lamb, goat, chooks & eggs, milk straight from the dairy, seedlings, olives & olive oil and nuts.

Where: Melbourne Innovation Centre, 2 Wingrove St, Alphington

When: Every Sunday from 6 May, 2018. 9am – 1pm

Cost: Gold coin donation


Bundoora Park Farmers Market – Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Where: Bundoora – Plenty Road

When: 1st Saturday of every month 8am – 1pm


Preston Market – Fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, poultry and deli

Where: Preston – Cramer Street and Murrray Road

When: Wednesday 8am – 3pm, Thursday 8am – 6pm, Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturday 8am – 3 pm


CERES Organic Market – Local organic fruit and vegetables

Where: Brunswick East – Corner Robert and Stewart Streets

When: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am – 2pm

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