Heathcote offers a welcoming village atmosphere, just over an hours drive north of Melbourne. Located in the heart of Central Victoria, Heathcote is fast becoming one of Australia’s most loved wine regions and more recently established a Regional Farmers’ Market. The market aims to connect farmers and food producers with our local community and visitors to our Region, thus our motto of ‘Grow - Trade - Eat’.
Our Farmers’ Market has local and regional stallholders selling a diverse selection of fresh and seasonal produce: vegetables and fruit, salad leaves and herbs, eggs, honey, olive oils and table olives, Heathcote award winning wines, free range meats - lamb, pork and beef, heritage vegetable and native plant seedlings, potted succulents and cacti, handcrafted farmhouse cheeses, handmade chocolates, walnuts and almonds, puddings, baked goods and sweet treats, artisan sourdough breads, quality jams, marmalades, relishes, sauces and preserves, handmade soaps, curry pastes, take-away ready to eat foods, herbal teas and tonics, native cut flowers, essential oil of lavender and live animals – heritage chickens and alpacas. Many of our producers have been recognised with Industry Awards for exceptional produce.
The Market is held in Barrack Reserve Park located on High Street in Heathcote. The park setting lends itself to a market with grand old oak trees for shade and chatting with friends. Picnic tables and benches are scattered throughout the park to take a break from shopping and enjoy a sausage from the monthly community run barbeque that serves locally made pork and beef sausages on sourdough rolls!
The Heathcote Region Farmers’ Market is plastic bag fee, so BYO shopping bags please. Dogs are welcome on leads.
During the Market, have a coffee at the numerous cafes in town and after the Market, take advantage of ‘The Heathcote Cellar Door Experience’ that offers tastes of sensational local wines on the same day as the Farmers’ Market.