Slow Food seeks to preserve local food traditions and reignite people’s interest in the food they eat – where it comes from, how it tastes and the impact of their food choices.

In Melbourne, we do this in a very practical way, through our VFMA-accredited farmers’ market.

Established in October 2006 in partnership with Melbourne Farmers’ Markets, the Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market meanders through the grounds of the magnificent Abbotsford Convent. The market reflects the philosophy of Slow Food: good, clean, fair food. On the fourth Saturday of each month, we celebrate the hard work of sixty local growers and food producers for their quality of produce, integrity of production methods and true value for money which goes straight back into the Victorian economy.