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Winter at the Market

Published 26 June 2024

Take the chill off with a butternut pumpkin soup

Find out what's in season plus our scoop on soups

Baby it's cold outside!

It's the time of year we spend more time inside wearing our slippers, hiding under throw rugs and dreaming of a holiday in the sun. 

It's also when a hearty meal is much more appealing than a salad, so we've put together some of our best winter recipes for you to try at home. 

South Melbourne Market is home to over 150 small businesses under the one roof with undercover rooftop parking so you can keep dry as you shop for fresh produce and stock to make satisfying soups!

It's also the season for citrus fruits and truffles available whole, infused in oil, or in salts and cheeses!

Winter Curries 

There's nothing like coming home to a house with the smell of a winter curry in the slow cooker or on the stove. You'll find the best cuts of meat and seafood from our meat, seafood and poultry traders. Try out one of our recipe recommendations below to warm you up on a cold night:


It's truffle season at the Market and we're celebrating everything about this magnificent subterranean fungi that we love, which adds a unique flavour to our food.

Georgie's Harvest on Coventry Street stocks Victorian black truffles of the highest quality, professionally graded of culinary merit.

Emerald Deli stock Truffle Hill Oil, Ponzu, Mushroom and Truffle tapenade and honey.

The Fresh Pasta Shop - have a sensational Goats Cheese and Truffle Ravioli. 

Theo's Deli - Tamar Valley Truffle Cheddar, French Brie with marscapone and truffle filling, Truffle Gouda, Truffle Manchego, Great Southern Black Truffle Honey, Platin Truffle salt, Whole Black Summer Truffles, Sabatino Black Truffle Oil.

Vangeli's Deli's selection of truffle products include a Salami, d'Affonois  Brie, Sommerdale Truffle Cheddar, Whole Truffles, Sauce, White and Black Truffle Oil, Honey, Aioli, Salsa and Salt.

It's truffle season at the Market. 

Winter Soups

Cauliflower is the star this month so roast it with dukkah, bake it with cheese or make a classic soup, like this quick and easy Cheddar, Cauliflower and Leek Soup


Winter Warming Drinks

Gewürzhaus have blended the Feel Good Hot Chocolate from pure double Dutch cocoa, toasty Australian wattleseed, açaí berry, Victorian sea salt, cassia and unrefined low GI coconut sugar. Try their recipe for a delicious Cinnamon Hot Chocolate.

Atypic Chocolate are now serving their delicious hot chocolate, made from their single-origin small-batch chocolate. Perfect for cozy nights, icy mornings, and every moment in between.

Tea Drop have perfectly blended drinking chocolate made with the finest West African cocoa powder and raw Australian cane sugar for a melt-in-the-mouth drinking experience (pictured).

Claypots Evening Star are serving their winter staple of mulled wine. Warm up yourself up with a drop while you relax to some live jazz.

Tea Drop have take home hot chocolate 

Winter Body Warmers

Brother Hatters

Keep your head warm this winter! Brother Hatters specialise in headwear and accessories, including caps, snapbacks, beanies, wool felt hats, straw hats, scarves and ponchos. 

Clare's Bears & Wares 

Need a new wheatbag this winter? Try a Warmie Plush. Fully microwavable to provide hours of soothing warmth and comfort and scented with dried French lavender and perfectly weighted for a positive sensory experience. Warmies make an ideal gift for all ages! 

GMA Sheepskin

Quality sheepskin products including long, short and ¾ length boots, kangaroo slippers and moccasins in a myriad of colours. You'll also find genuine Australian sheepskin covers and woollen rugs.

La Sierra 

Beautiful textiles and alpaca knitwear handcrafted by artisans in Peru and Ecuador using the eco-friendly and sustainable alpaca fibre. Perfect for the cooler months! 

The Sock Shop

Keep those toes warm this winter with a pair of socks from The Sock Shop. 

Try Warmies, a wheat bag inside a soft toy at Clare's Bears & Wares.

Winter Seasonal Guide




Asian GreensCarrotsGingerPotato
Brussel SproutFennelParsnipSwede
CabbagePeasSweet Potato 

Did You Know?

Indigenous weather knowledge identifies six seasons in the Nyoongar calendar for the southwest of Australia. Makuru is the winter season from June-July. Known as a season of fertility it is also the coldest and wettest season of the year with more frequent gales and storms.

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