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The ultimate guide to farmers markets in the Murray River

Sunraysia Farmers Market, Mildura. Image credit: Mildura Regional Development

30 Jun 2021 by Melissa Townsend

The Ultimate Guide to Farmers Markets in the Murray River

If you’re partial to a farmers market or two, pack your wheelie trolley or wicker basket, the Murray River region has your groceries sorted.

The best produce is always sourced directly from the farm and with the Murray River spanning 2,508 kilometres, the river yields a thriving horticultural scene from both banks.

Mark your diary and make tracks to the Murray to celebrate all things local produce, with this guide to the best farmers markets in the Murray.

1. Visit the Albury Wodonga Farmers Market

Meet local farmers face to face and experience the buzz of an early morning at this farm-fresh and food-loving haven, Albury Wodonga Farmers Market

Make your way to the Gateway Village early for first pickings of the seasonal produce all grown, harvested, and supplied by farmers local to the region.

You’re guaranteed each punnet of herbs, array of fruits and vegetables, jar of homemade jams and basket full of artisan bread are all fresh from the doorstep of Albury Wodonga.

When and where: Every Saturday from 8.00am – 12.00pm at Gateway Village on the Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga.

2. Bring the kids along to Corowa Rotary Federation Farmers and Variety Market

Arm yourself with a coffee, courtesy of the markets resident coffee van and peruse the smorgasbord of goodies at the Corowa Rotary Federation Farmers and Variety Market.

Find everything from hand knitted scarfs and silver smithed jewellery to garden tools, ornaments, plants and produce.

Thinking of bringing the kids along? Jumping castles and face painters frequent the market, with the APEX miniature train ride in operation (weather permitting).

Entry to this family-friendly market is by donation with all proceeds gifted to the Federation Festival Weekend Parade, Entertainment and Fireworks.

When and where: The first Sunday of each month 8.00am - 1:00pm at Bangerang Park, Corowa.

3. Wander down to Naponda Farmers Market, Deniliquin

There’s no better way to get to know a town than through the aroma of blended spices, freshly baked bread, and the sweet scent of locally picked flowers.

The Naponda Farmers Market is a central hub for the makers, bakers and creators of Deniliquin to exhibit their crafts, welcoming the community with friendly conversation and an array of market goods.

When and where: The second Saturday of each month, 8.00am – 12.00pm on Cressy Street outside the Naponda Store, Deniliquin.

4. Make your way to Swan Hill Farmers Market

Set on the banks of the Murray River, The Swan Hill Farmers Market is a Mecca of local and fresh produce direct from the surrounding farms.

Grab your morning coffee, a hot jam donut and make your way to the hand-crafted section of the market and find, jewellers, woodworkers, artists and designers’ side by side.

You’ll find entertainment for the kids, with plenty of space in the park to sit and enjoy a market-fresh meal.

When and where: The first Sunday of each month 8.30am - 12.30pm at Riverside Park, Swan Hill.

5. Stroll along the shores of Lake Mulwala and find the Yarrawonga Farmers & Craft Market

Unearth local wines, cheeses, stone fruits and honey while discovering more about Yarrawonga’s rich heritage of fresh and wholesome produce at the Yarrawonga Farmers & Craft Market.

Pick up seedlings, flowers and greenery for your home garden along with tips and tricks directly from local growers.

Lay a picnic rug down by the foreshore for the afternoon and enjoy the market atmosphere of wafting spices and acoustic music while enjoying your market goodies.

When and where: The fourth Sunday of the month from 8:00am - 12:30pm, along the Yarrawonga Foreshore off Hunt Street.

6. Roam the Robinvale Community Growers Market

There’s plenty that a lifetime of farming can teach you, and the Robinvale Community Growers Market makes a great place to start.

You won’t regret bagging a couple of pantry staples like homemade jams and relishes along with locally pickled vegetables and olive oil.

Grab some fresh seafood and a trusty snag for lunch while soaking in the country community lifestyle with live entertainment.

When and where: The second Saturday of each month 8.00am – 1.00pm at Caix Square Robinvale.

7. Head to Sunraysia Farmers Market for a hearty breakfast

Known for their generous farmer's breakfast spread, you can bet your bottom dollar you won’t be leaving Sunraysia Farmers Market hungry.

Taste your way through market stalls accompanied by the tunes of local musicians.

The riverfront market is an outlet of local and seasonal produce from the surrounding orchards, farm gates.

When and where: The first and third Saturday of the month from 8.00am – 11.00pm at Jaycee Park, Cureton Ave Mildura.

8. Find the Echuca Moama Market just a stone’s throw away from the Murray River

There are some kinds of markets where you’ll need to take at least two laps around to truly appreciate each stall, and the region’s largest farmers market, Echuca Moama Market, is just that.

Bringing the community together for a wealth of local knowledge shared in the form of hand-crafted art, jewellery, clay making, macrame, doggy treats and candles just to name a few. Indulge in the regions finest local produce paired with market-fresh donuts and home-cooked sweets.

You’ll also find plenty of kid-friendly stalls, if you’re lucky a camel ride might be on the cards or spend some quality time at the petting zoo.

When and where: Most Sundays 8.30am – 3.00pm “Just over the bridge” Moama Kerrabee Sound Shell Gardens – Moama.