Farmers Markets are always exciting to visit whether for just browsing or buying some of the wonderful foodies and other items on sale. You certainly won’t be bored as you amble around the stalls, even if your intention is ‘vision buying’ only. Of course that never really happens as there is always something that takes your fancy to purchase.
The Jan Power’s Farmers Markets in Brisbane are all colourful, lively and busy as they sell farm fresh produce straight from the ground, just picked flowers, meat and fish products. Nobody can resist the appealing smell of freshly baked bread permeating through the open air, of which there is always an assortment on sale. You will find food related objects as well as an array of organically produced products if they are your preference.
At present there are four Brisbane Farmers Markets for you to visit. Brisbane City Market, Manly Farmers Market, Mitchelton Market, and popular Powerhouse Market.
All the markets are bright and colourful and browsing through them is a wholesome funfilled experience. The markets are not exclusively operated by farmers as a number of the local inhabitants of Brisbane also sell their wares there. Special promotions are held, events that are entertaining and local chefs give cooking demonstrations and even cooking classes.
Besides the interesting food on sale you can buy goods for the kitchen and an assortment of Australian wines. Queensland is wine country and it’s always enjoyable to purchase the local labels on sale. Overall there are about nine markets you can visit each month.
Each Saturday this market is open from 6am until 12pm and is held in front of the Powerhouse, Lamington St. New Farm. This is a very popular market with a great vibe to it and a good way to spend a Saturday morning outing eating and looking at all the stalls.
Excepting for the City market you may bring your dog with you and furthermore the fruit and veggies are on sale at really low prices. Very near to the Market is New Farm Park with a good sized playground to occupy your kids and there is also a City Cat Shop.
This is held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 6am till noon at the Royal Esplanade, Manly (between Cambridge and Cardigan Parades)
You will find the stall holders here keen on sharing their cooking expertise and knowledge and it is a way to spend a morning by the bay.
This market is held on the first Sunday of the month from 6am till 12pm at Blackwood St. between Samford Rd. and Mitchelton Train Station. It specialises in selling food goodies from around the world, oils, pasta as well as lovely fresh fruit, veggies and bakery items.
Held every Wednesday from 10am until 6pm in front of the Treasury Casino,( George St. end of the Queen St. Mall) enjoy soul food at its best. Hot smoked salmon and fresh pasta, bagels and bread to make your mouth water!