Farmers markets are more than just a place to buy food; they are vibrant community hubs that offer a unique shopping experience, especially in the scenic region of the Mornington Peninsula.
Whether you’re looking for the freshest fruits and vegetables, unique artisanal products, or just a fun outing, these markets offer something for everyone. Run by external organizers and not the Shire, the Mornington Peninsula boasts a wide array of celebrated community markets that you can explore.
This guide is aimed to introduce you to some of the popular farmers markets in the area but will also provide information on which ones are particularly dog-friendly, so you and your four-legged friend can enjoy a day out together.
Benefits of Visiting Farmers Markets on the Mornington Peninsula
Visiting farmers markets in the Mornington Peninsula is an experience that goes beyond just shopping. Here are some key benefits:
1. Discover Artisanal Products
Find unique, high-quality goods crafted by local artisans, from handcrafted jewelry to gourmet foods.
2. Enjoy Fresh Local Produce
Taste the freshness in locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, and other produce, while also supporting local farmers and sustainable agriculture.
3. Meet Local Talent
Encounter local artists, makers, and performers who add a creative flair and vibrant atmosphere to these community hubs.
In short, Mornington Peninsula’s farmers markets offer not just shopping, but an enriching, community-driven experience.
Dog-Friendly Farmers Markets on the Mornington Peninsula
Here are some of the farmers markets on the Mornington Peninsula;
Located in: Balnarring Racecourse and Emu Plains Reserve
When its on: 3rd Saturday, Oct-April, 9am-2pm.
Address: 54 Coolart Rd, Balnarring VIC 3926
Held under the magnificent boughs of a stringybark forest in Balnarring, this market is home to the best makers, growers, creators, and collectors from Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. It is one of the most picturesque market sites on the Mornington Peninsula.
Address: Main Street Mornington VIC 3931
When its on: Every Wednesday
Come to Mornington Main Street on a Wednesday, and your shopping options are even more endless!
A homemade, homegrown, and home-baked market since April 1983, this market is located on beautiful Main Street and offers craft, plants and produce, gourmet delights, kid’s toys fashion, and much more.
Other markets in Mornington
- Mornington Market: 2nd Sunday, 9am-2pm.
- Mornington Farmers Market: 2nd Saturday, from 8:30am.
Address: Cnr Mt Eliza Way &, Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza VIC 3930
When its on:4th Sunday, 8am-12:30pm
The Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market is a great place to pick up the freshest local food and produce, meet friends, and enjoy Mt Eliza’s friendly village atmosphere.
$2 market entry fee
Address: Frankston – Flinders Rd, Bittern VIC 3918
When its on:Every Sunday, 8am-12pm
Held every Sunday, it has a great selection of stalls ranging from fresh vegetables, homewares, honey products, secondhand goods, plants, and also some food and coffee stalls.
Address: St Andrew’s Anglican Church Somerville, 2 Eramosa Road West, Somerville, 3912
When it’s on: Second Saturday of every month (except January)
Variety of stalls including plants, crafts, books, cakes, morning tea and coffee, produce, tools, bric-a-brac, and more. Op Shop is open as well.
Address: 7 Park Rd, Crib Point VIC 3919
When it’s on: Second Sunday of every month
Indoor and outdoor stalls.
Handmade jewellery, cards, aprons, kids’ clothes, soaps, pens, fretwork, knitted items, and decoupage. Eggs, potatoes, plants, eco-friendly products, upcycled products, Cribby Koala treasure hunt, devonshire teas, coffee van, and lots more.
Address: 266 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937
When it’s on:
- Red Hill Community Market: 1st Saturday, Sept-May, 8am-1pm.
- Red Hill Farmers Market: 4th Sunday.
- Red Hill Vintage Fair: 4th Sunday, 8am-2pm.
Red Hill stands as Victoria’s most iconic craft market venue. Nestled in one of the state’s most scenic landscapes, the Red Hill Community Market began its journey in 1975.
What started as a gathering of 28 local artisans and producers, trading and selling their crafts and surplus produce, has now become an emblematic event for the community.
Address: Bay Trail, Rye VIC 3941
When it’s on:
- Rye Rotary Market: 1st Saturday, 7am-12pm. Tel: 0423 116457
- Rye Afternoon Market: 1st Saturday, 12pm-4pm
The Rye Foreshore Market is one of the community fundraising activities for the Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye. It is held on the first Saturday of each month and has been running for over 20 years.
The market is organised by Rotary volunteers and all income received from stall hire is used for community service projects. The intention is to serve both stallholders and the community.
Address: High Street, Hastings
When it’s on: Every Thursday 9am-1pm
This market has over 40 stalls featuring everything home made, home grown and craft.
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Other markets nearby
Market @ DriveIn: Every Sunday, 8am-1pm
Frankston Trash ‘n Treasure Market: Every Sunday, 8am-3pm
- Pearcedale Farmers Market: 3rd Saturday, 8am-1pm. Tel: (03) 5978 6620
- Rosebud Market: 2nd & 5th Saturday, 8am-12:30pm
- Rosebud Trash ‘n Treasure Market: 1st Sunday, 9am-2pm. Tel: (03) 5986 8274
- Rosebud Central Market: Last Thursday, 9am-3pm
- Vintage Market: Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Tel: 0409 935 238
- Eastbourne Primary School Market: 1st Saturday, 10am-2pm. Tel: 5986 4884
- Seaford Farmers Market: 3rd Sunday, 8am-1pm
- Seaford Handmade Market: 3rd Sunday, 8am-1pm
- Tootgarook Market: 4th Saturday, 7:30am-12:30pm. Tel: (03) 5985 2864
- On Puppet Strings: Tel: 0410 961 516
- Tyabb Farmers Market: Phone for dates. Tel: (03) 9566 0096
what else can I do on the Mornington Peninsula?
Enhance your Mornington Peninsula experience by enjoying a mystery picnic. Start with an empty basket and solve clues to collect gourmet food from local artisans as you discover your picturesque picnic spot. Click here to learn more, check availability, and book.
Looking for something else? Mornington Peninsula has some of the best bucket list experiences however some may not be pet-friendly. I always recommend to plan ahead and check with the activity prior to booking. Another suggestion is to book a pet sitter or dog walker.
Take a look at what the Peninsula has to offer
For both residents and visitors alike, the Mornington Peninsula’s farmers markets are an excellent way to support local endeavors, appreciate craftsmanship, and relish in the freshest, most wholesome goods the area has to offer.
visit your favourite dog-Friendly Farmers Markets
Whether you’re seeking fresh produce, handcrafted goods, or simply a connection with the local community, these markets are a testament to the Peninsula’s vibrant spirit and offerings.
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