Friday, July 24, 2009

Guide to Victorian Markets

Earlier this year i posted a story about the Community Farmers' Markets in Melbourne, a fabulous resource for inner city Melbournians who like to know where their food is grown. These markets are on every saturday (tomorrow at Abbotsford Convent) and the schedule is in the picture above.

Now this site - the Guide to Victorian Markets, casts a wider net and includes regional farmers' markets in Victoria. Of course not all of these are explicitly organic. And herein lies the next big issue on the organic agenda. Local vs organic. The two do not always go hand in hand, so if one is faced with the option, is it better to buy the organic carrots shipped from Queensland or the local carrots which are grown conventionally? Hmmm. i know which one i'd choose.