Weekly affordable fresh food markets to support healthy connected communities

 
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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 offer choice and dignity, creating inclusive, vibrant gathering spaces.”

— Russell Shields, FOUNDER

 

Our Boxes

Pedal-Powered Produce

 

We offer a range of fruit and vegetable box services for households, organisations and businesses. Your box helps us to do what we do best - run weekly, affordable, fresh food markets to support healthy connected communities.

If you live in the inner metropolitan region your box is delivered in a bicycle trailer kindly donated by the good people at Good Cycles.

Please support us to extend our bicycle delivery service using Electric Cargo Bikes.

 
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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 everyone in the community. 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

86%

of customers are low income or food insecure.

83%

of customers have increased fruit and vegetable consumption.

90%

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, assisting customers, doing bicycle deliveries, gardening, and much more.