Exploring the many fresh food and produce markets Brisbane has to offer has become somewhat of a weekend ritual for most Brisbanites.
If you're heading out to a market my best tips are
- Take a hat and a trolley bag.
- Slip a cooler bag in to the trolley and you'll be able to buy fresh seafood if you find it.
- Take the dog with you but remember not all markets are dog friendly.
- The best bargains are always at the end of the market trading day when the stall holders are packing up.
MANLY,Cambridge Parade & Cardigan Parade, Manly Esplanade
Powerhouse, NEW FARM, 49 Zillman Road, Brisbane Powerhouse
The Jan Power’s Farmers Markets are held in five locations across Brisbane. A wide range of fresh foods and produce is on offer. This can include seafood, homemade cheeses, fresh vegetables, vinegars and paste, homemade ginger beer, deserts, gelato, freshly-baked breads, and flowers.
On every Wednesday between 10am to 6pm, the Jan Power’s Famers Market is held in Reddacliff Place, offering over 30 speciality stalls. On the third Saturday of each month, the Jan Power’s Farmers Market is held on the Manly Esplanade between 6am and 12pm. On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Brisbane Powerhouse hosts the Jan Power’s Famers Market from 6am until 12pm with over 100 stalls featured. The markets are also held in Mitchelton on the first Sunday of every month between the hours of 6am and 12pm. The newly added Stones Corner markets operate from 6am and 12pm every second and forth Sunday of the month.
Davies Park, WEST END
Located in West End, the Green Flea Community Market is open every Saturday from 6:00am to 2:00pm. The array of stalls includes organic produce, flowers, pre-loved clothing, local produce, and fresh cuisine, surrounded by fig trees.
Boggo Road, DUTTON PARK
The infamous jail has been transformed into an exciting market place with exotic foods, knick knacks, produce, meats and entertainment. The markets are open every Sunday from 7am – 1pm.
This market offers the freshest organic fruit vegetables and meat, straight from the growers. Open every Sunday morning from 6am -10:30am, there is plenty of space for children to play or enjoy free workshops and art activities.
The Eagle Farm Markets provide fresh produce, arts and crafts, homemade good and entertainment to the North side. Open every Sunday from 7:30am-1:30pm, admission fee is $2, with children under 15 free. Being on private grounds, the facilities include ATM, free parking and toilets, however pets are excluded.
The Valley Markets operate every Saturday from 8am to 4pm, and every Sunday from 8am to 4pm. There are stalls featuring accessories, artwork, books, ceramics, clothing, crystals, furniture, handcrafted jewellery, local produce, plants, massages, and second hand goods.
The Sunday Discovery Market is held every Sunday from 6am till 12pm. Stalls include plants, antiques and collectables, assorted homemade goods, handmade soap, second hand books, second hand books and clothing, toys, bric-a-brac, and much more. Parking is free along Sherwood Road, and is also available in the car park outside the markets for $3 (includes market entry). Entry costs $1 for adults and children under 15 are free.
Every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, the South Bank Lifestyle Market is held in the heart of South Bank. The market features an exciting range of arts, craft, homewares, collectibles, clothing, jewellery, delicious treats, organic produce and much more. The trading hours include: Friday nights 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 5pm.
The Young Designers Market features emerging designers and artists which are held on the first Sunday of every month from 10:00am – 4:00pm. A range of fashion and accessories, jewellery, homewares, object design furniture, and arts are available for purchase.
With 70 stalls, boasting an array of the freshest produce; this market really does let you connect to the grower. Set in semi-rural Brookfield, you can try smoked meats, sweet treats, organic sourdoughs, fresh meat and of course the produce. Plenty of plants including Australian Natives and herbs are also up for sale.
The Village Markets are held every Saturday from 6am to 1pm. The Village market encompasses fresh fruit and vegetables, organic foods, gourmet stalls, plants, herbs, flowers, pre-loved clothing, bric-a-brac, and buskers. The market features over 90 stalls with a major component of farm-fresh fruit and vegetables from nearby farms. The market also includes performances from local musicians and an array of ethnic foods and artefacts.