The City of Whittlesea is launching a new farmers and makers market in South Morang.

The concept has been supported by the community with a post on Whittlesea Council’s Facebook page engaging more than 31,000 people and shared more than 300 times.

Mayor Lawrie Cox said the launch of the market had seen an incredibly positive response from the community.

“Farmers markets are extremely popular in Victoria and it’s exciting to be able to bring one to the City of Whittlesea,” he said.

“Our local produce is some of the freshest and tastiest food you could find anywhere.

“The market will be a great opportunity to get to know some of the great farmers, producers and artists in the area.”

Launching this Saturday, the South Morang Farmers and Makers Market will be on the third Saturday of each month in the City of Whittlesea Civic Centre carpark, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang.

Only short distance from South Morang Station, the market will showcase fresh local produce and quality handmade products, live music and kids’ activities.