Weekly affordable fresh food markets to support healthy connected communities


Our Markets

Every week

Everyone welcome

FITZROY: Tuesdays, 9am - 1pm @ 90 Brunswick St.

FAWKNER: Wednesdays, 8am - 12pm @ 79 Jukes Rd.

CARLTON: Fridays, 8am - 12pm @ 478 Drummond St.

HEIDELBERG WEST: Saturdays 9am - 1pm @ The Bell St Mall

PAKENHAM: Saturdays 9am - 1pm @ 6B Henry St.


“We improve the food security of low income populations who are at risk of food insecurity.”

— Russell Shields, FOUNDER

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Our Mission

With the rising costs of living, many households are struggling to put fresh food on the table. 41% of Victorians now experience food insecurity. We’re working towards a just food system that ensures fruit and vegetables are physically, socially and economically accessible to people experiencing disadvantage. Our markets are in convenient locations in low-income areas and are stocked with culturally appropriate produce at prices 60% cheaper than any other local food outlet, including the major supermarkets.


Our Impact


of customers are low income or food insecure.


of customers have increased fruit and vegetable consumption.


of customers feel more connected to community.


With 500 customers every week, The Community Grocer are seeing a significant improvement in the mental and physical health of all participating community members.

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Get Involved

If you’re keen to make a difference in your community, there are lots of ways get involved. We have various volunteer roles at markets and much more.