Clean, fresh, high quality and safe. These are our impressions when visiting South Melbourne market under the frame work of Food and Beverage Trade Week 2017. The products are sold in the market prove the diversity of the Australia’s largest food producer.
The South Melbourne Market was established in 1867 on Crown Grant to the then Borough of Emerald Hill for use as a general market. This makes it the oldest continuing Market in Melbourne at 150 years old.
Today, the South Melbourne Market continues to thrive in the local community and attracts many foreign tourists who wants to discover one of the Melbourne’s most famous landmark.
The Market sells everything from fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, homemade pasta, wild caught seafood, organic meats, boutique wines and beers, and gourmet goods such freshly churned butter, bread, olive oil, cheese and condiments.
People travel far and wide to buy fresh food sourced from local farmers and producers, along with a wide array of clothing, homewares, merchandise and collectibles.
There is great coffee, specialty teas, a vibrant restaurant precinct and street food outlets, serving meze sharing plates, traditional Turkish breakfast and gozleme; tostaditos, quesadillas and burritos; paella washed down with sangria; and fresh sushi and sashimi, nigiri and seaweed salad.
The Food Hall, which replaced the original Market structure in 1991, serves up treats such as organic, Italian-style ice-cream and sorbet through to smoothies and juices, banh mi, boreks, super salads, roast meat rolls and toasties.
Here are some pictures about the South Melbourne Market: