Tired of doing your shopping inside drab supermarkets, pushing a trolley up and down bland aisles? Visiting a farmers’ market is a great way to get outdoors and soak in some fresh air and sunshine while you get your paws on the freshest produce available.
It’s a chance to source delicious fruit and vegetables as well as other gourmet treats. So, this weekend, grab a coffee and your recyclable bags and head to one of these awesome farmers’ markets around Brisbane.
Northey Street Organic Markets
You’ll find the best organic produce and more at the Northey Street Markets. Held in Windsor every Sunday from 6-10am, it’s a fantastic spot to snag a bargain on gorgeous organic fruit and vegetables as well as freshly baked bread, preserves, cheese and yoghurt and much more. You can get yourself a coffee, to help you wake up as you stroll the market stalls and scoop up a bunch of flowers to brighten up your home too.
Eagle Farm Markets
With over 100 stalls, the Eagle Farm Markets are a must-visit for Brisbanites. Held in Ascot each Sunday from 7am to 12:30pm, you’ll find a huge range of stall holders spruiking their seasonal fruit and vegetables on offer. It’s also a great spot to select the finest fresh meat, poultry and seafood. Grab a bite to eat, let the kids enjoy the on-site entertainment and activities, sit and rest a while before loading up and heading home to unwind.
Village Markets at Kelvin Grove
You’ll find a surprising number of stall holders set up at the Kelvin Grove Urban Village. In addition to the awesome fresh produce on offer, these markets dish up delicious food from all over the globe as well as arts and crafts, fresh flowers, plants to brighten up your home, clothing and more. Visit on Saturday between 6am to 1pm and lose a few hours slowly winding your way past all the stalls.
Boggo Road Markets
Visit Boggo Road Jail in Dutton Park on a Sunday between 7am and 1pm and you’ll find the Boggo Road Markets in full swing. There’s a great range of fresh produce on offer as well as fresh-cut flowers, sweet treats, plants, arts and crafts and beautiful vintage clothing too. These markets are also a great place to try unique cuisine from all over, broadening your palate and, hopefully, providing some inspiration for your cooking adventures.
Jan Power’s Farmers’ Markets
The famous Jan Power’s Farmers’ Markets pop up in a few places and dates all across Brisbane, which means there’s always one happening closeby. You can catch the Powerhouse markets every Saturday or stop in at the George Street ones in the City each Wednesday, perfect for CBD workers. The Manly markets are held the first and third Saturday of each month while Michelton kicks off on the first Sunday of each month. Stop by to scoop up farm-fresh produce, homemade cheese, delicious antipasti and freshly baked noms.
Saturday Fresh Market at Rocklea
The markets at Rocklea are held each Saturday from 6am to midday and, honestly, they’re a bit legendary around Brisbane. This is a fantastic market to get all your fresh produce at great prices, just grab a cardboard box and start loading up on fruit, vegetables and fresh herbs. You can also get yummy treats like freshly baked breads and pastries, antipasto, gourmet cheese and great, top-quality sausages too.
The Moggill Markets kick off on the first and third Saturday of the month from 6:30am to 11am. There’s plenty of on-site parking as well as a huge range of seasonal fruit and vegetables, from classic staples to unique finds. Stock up on dairy goods, antipasto, chutneys, preserves and jams. It’s also a top spot to grab a coffee and breakfast to refuel, before heading back out to nab a fresh food bargain.
Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets
If the name of this market didn’t make it clear, the focus at the Carselkdine Farmers and Artisan Markets is on premium quality produce. This is the spot to scoop up provisions from artisan bakers, butchers, gourmet food lovers and fishmongers. Stock up on seasonal fruit and vegetables then survey the works of local artists and designers. You’ll find these rather fancy markets held in Carseldine each Saturday from 6am to noon.
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