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Mildura Farmers Markets

Most weekends, you will find a local or farmers market in the Mildura region. We often pop down to the Sunraysia Farmers Market, held on the banks of the Murray river on the first and third  Saturdays of the month… 8am to midday.

Invariably we leave with bags full of fantastic produce – all fresher and cheaper than you will get at the supermarkets. From “salt bush” lamb shanks to raw honey, homemade salamis to preserves, mandarins and oranges… it’s not only a great way to shop for you fresh produce, it supports the local stallholders as well.

There will often be up to 100 stalls, and some of the markets even have a bit of free entertainment or things to occupy the kids. It’s definitely worth spending an hour or two browsing the stalls. Save some money and have a bit of fun at the same time – win-win!

Langtree Mall

Sunday morning will see Langtree Mall filled with shop stalls, bargain bins, and entertainment

These are the markets that I have either visited, or been made aware of. If you know of a local market that is not here, we would love to add it to the list. Please contact us to let us know about it.

Sunraysia Farmers Market

The last time we visited here, I came away with several jars of the most wonderful homemade marmalade. Not the overly sweet preservative filled style you find in the supermarket, but deep, rich, tangy… I can’t wait to get more as it didn’t last long!

We also stocked up on some “salt bush” lamb shanks. If you enjoy a lamb roast and have never had salt bush lamb, then you don’t know what you’re missing.

Bags of mandarins were 3 for $5 (usually $3 each in roadside stalls) and we grabbed leeks, lettuces, and other veges all at a fraction of supermarket prices. Oh, and the natural raw honey was cheap as well.

Get there early. Not just to get the best bargains before they are gone, but you will avoid the biggest crowds, and the heat of the day. Some people like to arrive later to get clearing bargains from the stall holders that are packing up. But things are cheap enough anyway, I prefer
to get there nice and early and have pick of the produce.

Langtree Mall

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Merbien

While the Merbien market isn’t as big as some of the other local ones, it’s certainly worth a visit. Very laid back atmosphere, friendly stall holders who all seem to be up for a chat, and lots of plants, crafts and bric a brac.

One thing that I particularly enjoyed, was the 2nd hand stalls, selling lots of old books. Sometimes I think we are beginning to lose our appreciation of the print medium in this age of all things digital.

Where: Commerial Street, Merbien.
When: 3rd Sunday of the month, 8am – 1pm.

Red Cliffs

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Inland Botanic Garden: Big Brekkie and Stalls

Giftshop At Australian Inland Botanic Garden

The car park and giftshop at the botanic gardens

This is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning. They only hold this monthly, but it’s worth waiting for.

Make sure you get there early, breakfast is served at 8.30am, and it’s a full cooked English style brekkie.
After that, browse the stalls outside the gift shop for lots of local produce. And finally, enjoy a wander around the gardens.

For those that are too full from breakfast to walk, there is a tractor driven train departing
at 10am and 11am, which will give you a guided tour of the gardens.

  • When: 4th Saturday of the month, 8.30am to midday
  • Where: Australian Inland Botanic Garden