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Brisbane’s Farmers Markets

posted by Madi West August 9, 2015 0 comments
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Brisbane folk just love their farmers markets! Whether they’re a midweek dash or a weekend wander, Brisbane’s farmers markets are always packed with locals (and often their pups!) stocking up on fresh food, gourmet bites and artisan treats. From the city to the burbs, there’s a farmers market near you just waiting to be explored. So when you asked for a comprehensive list, of course we delivered. Here’s some of our favourite (and the most popular) Brisbane farmers markets.

1. Kelvin Grove Village Markets

Where: Kelvin Grove Urban Village, Blamey Street, Kelvin Grove. When: Every Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parking: Free. What Will You Find: The Kelvin Grove Village Markets are filled with affordable arm fresh produce, eats from local vendor and there’s also a wide range of ethnic cuisine to fill your stomachs with as you gather supplies. Filled with food carts, produce stalls, unique local crafts, pre-loved clothing and family-friendly activities, it’s not hard to tell why this market just keeps on growing.

2. Eagle Farm Markets

Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot. When: Every Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parking: Free, however limited spots available. Entry: $2 per person entry fee is applied (children under the age of 15 years are free when accompanied by an adult). What Will You Find: Eagle Farm Markets, specialise in everything from local produce, fruit and veg and gourmet delights. The best part is they also have fresh flowers and plants, which are great for the weekend gardeners who will find everything they need in the one place. Unfortunately no pets allowed.

3. Jan Power Farmers Market – Powerhouse

Where: 119 Lamington street, Newfarm. When: Every Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parking: no reserved parking however a #BTinsdiertip is to head to New Farm Park. Entry: Free. What Will You Find: If you are not only looking for fresh produce, but want to enjoy a nice day out where you can eat the fresh produce on site at food stalls and enjoy a nice coffee while you read the paper, this is the farmers market that will help you kickstart the weekend.

4. Jan Power Farmers Market – Queen Street, Brisbane City

Where: Queen Street Mall, Bridge end opposite The Treasury Casino. When: Every Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Parking: Best parking is available in The Myer Centre car park, via Elizabeth Street entrance (paid). Entry: Free. What Will You Find: Bringing the country to the city with farm fresh fruit and veg, juice, ginger beer, popcorn, honey, bread, biscuits, bagels, pasta, meat and seafood as well as treats from all around the world (we’re looking at you Paella). Unfortunately no dogs allowed at this location.Farmers Markets | Brisbane Threads5. Jan Power Farmers Market – Manly

Where: Royal Esplanade, Manly, between Cambridge and Cardigan parades. When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parking: No specified parking however both bus and train services are available and lead directly to the market location. Entry: Free. What Will You Find: If you love the all the quality produce found at the Jan Power Farmers Market but don’t enjoy the hustle and bustle of the CBD, try Manly as it has farm fresh produce with a beautiful bay background, located in the lush green beauty of the bayside park that is adjacent to manly harbour. Grab your grub and have a picnic in the park while you’re there, fury friends are also welcome.

6. Jan Power Farmers Market – Mitchelton

Where: Blackwood Street, Mitchelton, between Samford Road and Mitchelton train station. When:            1st Sunday of every month 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parking: Street parking available and public transport services go direct to venue. Entry: Free. What Will You Find: On market Sunday’s Blackwood St is blocked off, giving the public a chance to truly stock their pantries and fill up their green bags with fresh produce from near and far. With great prices and quality fare, why wouldn’t you stop on by. Dogs allowed at this location.

7. Red Hill Farmers Market

Where: 98 Fulcher Road, Red Hill, outside Broncos League Club. When: Every Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parking: Free parking onsite, with also over 450 car park spaces available in surrounding hubs such as Toowong Village, Marist College Ashgrove and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Entry: Free. What Will You Find: Premium inner city market dedicated to supporting South East Queensland’s best grocers, farmers, painters, cooks, chefs, designers, bakers, fishmongers, butchers, baristas, juicers, artists and musicians. That just about sums it up!

8. Saturday Fresh Markets – Rocklea

Where: 252 Sherwood Road, Rocklea. When: Every Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parking: $3 per vehicle. Entry: $1 per person (children under 15 years are free when accompanied by an adult). What You Will Find: Being the largest fresh food market in Brisbane, Saturday Fresh Markets have a huge selection of food and wide range of indoor and outdoor plant and lifestyle products, along with a relaxing atmosphere. If you’ve never been, you should definitely add this one to the top of your hit-list (and while you’re there, grab a gorgeous bunch of blooms). Farmers Markets | Brisbane Threads9. Davies Park Market – West End

Where: Off Montague Road and end of Jane Street, West End. When: Every Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Parking: Parking is available in the adjacent South League grounds and in surrounding streets.Entry: Free. What Will You Find: Music, fresh produce and healthy fast food options under a canopy of fig trees. Once your market haul is collected, head to a nearby cafe for a breakfast feast. Don’t forget your fedora, because West End.

10. Carseldine Markets

Where: 532 Beams Road (Cnr Beams and Dorville Road), Carseldine, on old QUT Carseldine Campus. When: Every Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parking: Free. Entry: Free. What Will You Find: The Carseldine Markets are north Brisbane’s go-to hub for a great selection of fresh produce accompanied by loads of handmade treasures, live music from local artists, activities for children and a huge seating area to rest your weary feet. Don’t think you’ll dash in and out of the Carseldine Markets, you’ll need to block out the entire morning for this one.

11. The Gap Farmers Market

Where: 104 Kaloma Road, the Gap, Hilder Road State School. When: 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Parking: Free. Entry: Free. What Will You Find: A not for profit Farmers Market that supports regional producers by providing small family farms with an opportunity to sell their quality produce direct to the consumers, The Gap Farmers Market does good for all. Meet the farmers and growers of your produce and learn a thing or two about how your lettuce came to being.

12. Boggo Road Markets

Where: Boggo Road, Dutton Park, Boggo Road Urban village. When: Every Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parking: $5 per vehicle. Entry: Free. What Will You Find: For a lover of fresh food and fashion, the Boggo road Markets are the pick of the crop, with stalls filling the streets for your Sunday morning browsing pleasure.

Farmers Markets | Brisbane Threads13. Northey Street Organic Market

Where: 54 Northey Street, Windsor. When: Every Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Parking: Adjacent to the Market on Northey Street (look for the yellow gates). On-street parking is available, but please observe signage and time restrictions. Please note that Parking Inspectors patrol the area on Market days….Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Entry: Free. What Will You Find: Presenting an organic community market close to Brisbane’s CBD with local produce and organics, the Northey Street Organic Market is perfect for breakfast before the grocery run or coffee and chit chat with old friends. The options are endless at Northey Street Organic Market.

14. Moggill Markets

Where: 550 Brookfield road, Brookfield, Brookfield Pony Club. When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Parking: In surrounding streets. Entry: Free. What Will You Find: For Brisbane’s western suburbs, the produce at the Moggill Markets is bought fresh from the paddock, promising longer lasting fare that is healthy and of the best quality. With a relaxed environment and places to sit and relax, the Moggill Markets is a Saturday morning well spent.

15. Sunday Gourmet Markets

Where: Provenance Carpark, Westfield Chermside, Gympie Road, Chermside. When: 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. Parking: 3 hour limit in Westfield Chermside carpark. What Will You Find: Home to some of Brisbane’s greatest providers, The Sunday Gourmet Markets are the best of both worlds. Stock up on artisan treats and fresh produce at the market before ducking off to the shopping centre (when it opens at 10am) to finish off the rest of your shopping for the week ahead.

If this doesn’t keep you busy for the rest of the year, than I don’t know what will. If you are anything like me and love buying the wholesome food while also supporting local farmers then I guess I will be seeing you at some of Brisbane’s farmers markets.

Do you have a favourite farmers market? Or have we missed one? You can send us a message any time via the comments section below. 

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