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Markets of Melbourne Market Week

Markets of Melbourne Market Week returns this year from September 5 – 13 across Melbourne’s four Markets and theme for this year is Shop Well, Eat Well, Live Well. 

Take a look at just some of the activities you can get involved with:

South Melbourne Markets

Join in the fun at the first South Melbourne Market Wellness Festival. As part of Market Week 2015, they have planned a day full to the brim with activities to encourage living, eating and shopping well. Highlights include; health and wellness tarot readings, herbal tea sampling, free Market tours, Zumba in the market, cooking demonstrations and more.

When: Saturday 5 September, 8am – 4pm

Where: Various locations, South Melbourne Market

Cost: Free

The Everyday Superfoods Market Tour, Queen Victoria Market

Learn how to nourish your mind and body using simple everyday superfoods that avoid the ‘health food’ pricetag. During this free 90 minute tour at Queen Victoria Market you will identify everyday ‘superfoods’, learn about their nutritional and health promoting properties and how they compare with more expensive, exotic counterparts. Discover how to buy, prepare and include superfoods in your diet. Identify foods free of common allergens or irritants (gluten, lactose and fructose) and discuss topical issues such as nutritional and herbal supplements, whether to buy organic and diet trends.

Where: Queen Victoria Market

When: Saturday 5 September, 10am – 11:30am

Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential, visit www.qvm.com.au/tours or call 03 9320 5835

Slow Food Demonstration, Prahran Market

Visit The Kitchen at Prahran Market this Father’s Day as part of Market Week to chat, learn and see how to feed the family using locally sourced Victorian meat, sustainable seafood and seasonal fruit and vegetables. Drop in, ask questions, taste the difference in an informal setting. Demos will include baking bread, making your own sausages and getting back to the basics with your food.  There will be a new demo every hour, on the hour.

Where: The Kitchen, Prahran Market

When: Sunday 6 September, every hour on the hour between 11am – 3pm

Cost: Free

Dogs Of The World Morning Tea, South Melbourne Market

Dogs of the world reunite for a fun morning of organic snacks and socialising. Bring your pooch along for a delicious treat at South Melbourne Market, and learn about the importance of premium quality pet food to help aid your furry friend’s life span and well-being. A gold coin donation for a local animal charity would be appreciated. The Market will be reposting the best photos on Insta during the morning. Make sure you #southmelbournemarket and #dogsoftheworld. 

Where: Cecil Street, South Melbourne Market

When: Saturday 12 September, 9:30am – 11am

Cost: Free. A gold coin donation for a local animal charity would be appreciated.