East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

Country markets at their best

There is something unique about strolling through a country farmers market in the early morning as the dew dries and the sun starts to shine. The country folk come together from the local community to show off their fresh foods, beverages and homemade goodies. You see first hand where the delights come from and the amazing people behind them. 

The Bairnsdale Farmers Market is held at the Howitt Park bowls club on the first Saturday of each month. On offer is a great variety of fresh vegetables and fruit including the always popular Picnic Point Apples with their bags of crispy goodness, juice and dried apples. Other things you may find include jersey milk, goats milk and cheeses, meats of lamb and venison along with sourdough and olive oils. 

On the second Saturday of the month, head to the Metung Village Green for your fix of boutique delicacies. Indulge on locally made chocolates and cheeses, fresh flowers, organic honey, breads and a range of preserves are perfect to take home and enjoy. Local beer and wine also make a guest appearance. 


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