Held right in the centre of Piper Street, Kyneton’s Farmers’ Market is the perfect morning excursion on the second Saturday of the month. It is one of the many Farmers’ Markets in the Macedon Ranges and is accredited by the Victorian Farmers Association.
Park behind the market by the grand and historic St Paul’s Church or on Piper Street itself. As soon as you step out of the car, the delicious smells from the various food vans hit you and you hear the bustling noise of people moving, music, and lively chatter. Move through the first of the stalls under the splendid overhanging trees and head down the inclined path to the Piper Street site.
Buskers play some upbeat tunes as you wander and take your pick of the delicious organic produce; freshly cut flowers; and locally produced honey, jams and olives. The stallholders are knowledgeable not only about their own wares but also others in the market. They are more than happy to point you in the right direction if you are seeking out something in particular. There is also a stall for a community veggie swap if you have a surplus of something in your garden.
Fill your bags with your grocery shop for the week then peruse the various food vans for a vegan doughnut, dim sim, deep fried spiralled potato or something equally scrumptious. Alternatively, you may wish to venture further down Piper Street and sit down for a meal or coffee at one of the many cafes. It is reassuring to know that by visiting the market you are supporting local growers and keeping money in the community. One market goer commented that the market is just “One of the reasons we love living in Kyneton”.