The market was started in 2011 by the passionate members of the Red Gum Food Group and has been steadily growing to showcase new stallholders and events. In early 2012, it was accredited with the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association and received regional development funding to expand and promote the market. In 2015, the market expanded to include local artists, crafters, jewellers and makers. We look forward to welcoming more creative locals with a passion for photography, woodwork, furniture, clothes, home wares, skin and body care, ceramics, textiles and other handmade goodies.
We are very proud of our brilliant, hardworking stallholders. They are a clever, eclectic and friendly bunch, happy to share stories about their work and eager to spread the word about the region’s supply of excellent produce. Meet them here.
The market is entirely run by amazing volunteers and we love them! Jo and Don Hearn, Nicole Ryan, Graeme Walden-Mills, Dave and Sharon McConnell, Jenny Hewitt, Katrina Myers and Lauren Mathers. Our market manager is Julia Arden. If you would like to be involved with the market or other events please contact us
How to find us
Koondrook and Barham are twin towns separated by the Murray River, about 3 hours north west of Melbourne. Koondrook is on the Victorian side and Barham on the NSW banks of the river.
If you are driving from Cohuna, Kerang, Murrabit or Deniliquin follow the signs to Koondrook and Barham and you’ll see the market tents right next to the majestic old bridge on the Victorian side. In winter months the market is held on the Barham side of the river to make the most of the beautiful winter sunshine.
If you’re staying close by, the absolute best way to get to the market is to walk or ride your bike. There are beautiful paths to wander, like the River Statue Walk to the Historic Koondrook Village.