These days, it’s rare to find a project designed to deliberately slow things down. ‘Going global’ comes before staying local; commerce comes before community; and before you know it you’re into the rush and grumble of a supermarket fast-lane wondering how it all got so impersonal. The Mulgrave Farmers Market takes the ‘con‘ out of consuming, providing a fair deal for everyone, keeping money local, and helping to grow community spirit at the same time.
Not only does this market bring farm-fresh produce to your backyard and create a vibrant social hub, it offers producers the opportunity to sell directly to their customers. Every Sunday - rain, hail or shine - the market will bring together primary producers from all over the region. You‘ll hardly have to step foot in a supermarket again.
The market offers a fun and vibrant community hub with a kiddie’s area, music, community events and bagfuls of bonhomie. Speaking of which, please bring your own bags because none will be supplied.
Every dollar raised from the market will help fund charitable projects supported by the Wise Foundation. So bring your kids, coax your neighbours, soak in the village atmosphere and enjoy a rare occasion where you can honestly say, ‘every one is a winner’.
We invite anybody who wants to be a stallholder or participant at this exciting market, which, unlike any other farmers market in Melbourne, will be held every week, to register via our online registration form. So whether you grow vegies, keep chooks, bake pies, sell plants or play a flamin‘ tambourine, get in touch. See if you fit the criteria at Become a Stallholder.
As well as supporting local community groups and independent traders, Mulgrave Farmers’ Market will provide education on environmental initiatives and social issues. All proceeds raised from the market will go towards funding community projects supported by the Wise Foundation.
A charity founded in April 2008, The Wise Foundation has as its core mission: ‘To strengthen communities through assisting the creation of innovative economic models.’
It brings together much of the community development work of The Adidem group, as well as individual philanthropic activities of the Wise family. It is currently involved in several programmes that aim to strengthen community and assist marginalised Australians, which include: