Joe’s Market Garden is a 2½ acre Certified Organic farm located next to the Merri Creek. They grow mostly leafy greens, herbs and and fruiting vegetables. Their produce can be found in the CERES Fair Food veggie boxes.
It is Melbourne’s last surviving inner city market garden, having been farmed continuously by Chinese and Italian gardeners for over 150 years. CERES began farming here in 2003 under the guidance of Joe Garita.
Irrigation water is taken from the mains supply and a 100,000 litre underground water tank which collects rainwater from neighbouring townhouses.