Caulfield Farmers Market is one of the finest ways to use a Sunday morning in Melbourne. With a great location, diversity, and yummy treats to boot – this is a market that’ll regularly warrant a repeat visit.

Cheesecake from a Farmers Market

Having relocated in recent years from Caulfield proper to the next suburb along in Glenhuntly, the market is today held in the historic Glen Huntly Primary School. Getting here is easy, whether travelling in from afar and making using of the Nepean highway, or coming from closeby and using the train or tram. Once you arrive at the entrance, you just need pay your $2 entry fee and wander past the pretty brick buildings out to the oval where the market proper is held.

A word of warning: skip breakfast before you come. Though stalls vary slightly each time, the market has long held a heavy food-focus to its offerings, and this means you’ll both look to stock up on goods to take home; as well as be very tempted then and there to eat your way through breakfast, brunch, and even lunch.

Really, the only quandary when it comes to food at the Caulfield Farmers Market is where to begin? To start, seek out one of the artisan bread sellers. While there’s an abundance of varieties available, a seed rye sourdough is always a fine pick to combine with just about any filling. Once you’ve your bread, wander on along to a cheese stall and pick up some yummy goat milk cheese. Then, all that remains is to collect your pate. Many tastes are catered for her, but it’s hard to go wrong by picking one a chicken pate to put together with your bread, cheese, and all up be among the tastiest sandwiches you’re likely to ever have.

Still hungry though (you did skip breakfast after all)? Well, there’s also pies, scones, and even Turkish delight all likely to be closeby to quell your hunger in the tastiest way. Beyond the ready-to-eat goodies on offer there is an array of organic vegetables, meats, olive oil and more on offer to take home to create something of your own.

Beyond food alone, the market also offers a great selection of home-made goods, a petting zoo – and even live music! – ensuring any outing here shall leave you and your family both well fed and entertained throughout the morning in one of Melbourne’s great local markets.

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Ed Kennedy is an Australian journalist who has written widely on cities, entertainment and local attractions. Alongside his writing here, Ed can be found at Edkennedy.co and on twitter @Edkennedy01.

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