Farmers’ Markets Adapt to the Current Climate

This unprecedented year has forced all of us to adapt in some form or another and our local markets have been no exception. The Kyneton Farmers’ Market has had to change its location and how it operated across the last six months. In addition, Farmers’ Market Online was established as another option for market customers who could not leave their homes.


After the closure of markets earlier in the year, the Kyneton Farmers’ Market returned on Saturday 13 of June under strict regulations. For those who are new to the area, the Kyneton Farmers’ Market is open on the second Saturday of every month, from 8.30 am until 1.00 pm. It also moved for a period of time to the Kyneton Showgrounds to allow better social distancing. The market has now returned to its original location in St Paul’s Park on Piper Street.


Whilst many relished the opportunity to shop at the market again, our vulnerable community members did not have that option. Fortunately, the Farmers’ Market Online was established by the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group. This allows people to shop from home and collect their order from a designated pickup point. Order by 3 pm on a Thursday afternoon and pick up your goods in Woodend between 9 am and 11 am on the first and third Saturdays of the month.


Like everything this year, these markets are subject to change again if there are more outbreaks. Ensure you check how the markets are operating before you go; for your safety and in order to be compliant with current regulations. Likewise, check how Farmers’ Market Online are distributing their goods when you order. 


Whether you shop in person or online, it is good to know that our local growers and producers are being supported by their local community.


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