Get delicious autumn produce from your favourite Queen Victoria Market traders delivered straight to your car, thanks to the market’s new pre-order and pickup service.
‘The Queen Victoria Market has been serving the community since 1878 and we continue to be open and here for Melburnians,’ said market CEO Stan Lacios.
‘Those who can shop safely at the market, directly from stallholders, should continue to do so whilst adhering to safe social distancing and practicing good hygiene.
‘But the new pre-order and pickup service allows those who are unable to shop in-person to do so from the comfort of their homes and cars and support local, small, family businesses.’
Here are 10 ideas for your next shopping list:
1. Artisan breads, bagels and pastries, including many gluten free options, from Andrew’s Bread Shop
2. Fresh, free range and organic poultry from The Chicken Pantry
3. Oysters, salmon and crayfish from George the Fishmonger
4. Premium cured meats from Big Vic Deli
5. Gourmet handmade sausages and oven-made meals from Vic Meat Supply
6. A huge range of brews from McIver’s Coffee & Tea Merchants
7. Seasonal, certified organic fruit and vegetable boxes from Garden Organics
8. Beer from the Brick Lane Brewing Community
9. Hen, duck and quail eggs, and local honey, from The EGGsperts
10. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, herbs, juices and specialty items – such as turmeric, finger limes and horseradish – from Queen’s Harvest
You can collect your orders from 8am on market days (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from the pickup zone on Queen Street, opposite D Shed.
To view the full list of participating traders, and find out how to place an order, visit Pickup information.
For more information on market opening hours, and safety and hygiene during this period, visit Queen Victoria Market.
Autumn produce: advice from an expert
While we stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to nurture our wellbeing with a healthy diet.
Karen Martini, a chef, restauranteur and Queen Victoria Market’s new ambassador, has offered the following tips for seasonal produce to look out for during autumn.
- Watermelons: sweet and juicy after long ripening through summer
- Tomatoes: Roma tomatoes are spot on for salads and saucing
- Wild mushrooms: keep an eye out as their season is often short
- Lemons: these are plentiful and become local again
- Nuts: new-season varieties are now available
- Quince: slow-cook them until they turn crimson in colour
- Pears: look out for the smooth-skinned Josephine pear
- Kale: Russian kale comes into its own in autumn