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Win a $150 Farmers Market spending spree - yipee!

How would you like to wander through a Jan Power's Farmers Market in Brisbane with $150 burning a hole in your pocket?

This prize is a real treat and I wish I could enter myself.  Imagine filling your shopping trolley with your pick of the market, everything from prawns fresh off the trawler and organic beef to just baked bread and smooth creamy yoghurt.  It's a foodies dream really!

Fresh is best when it comes to food and you can't get it fresher than straight from the farmer. That's why I love going to a farmers' market and coming home laden with produce. This is where you'll find the newest, freshly picked seasonal produce along with the best poultry, plants and other foodie stuff.

I also like a quick chat with the stall holders, who are often the farmers, to see how things are going for them.  I ask them how they like to cook their produce because they have lots of experience with their own products so why try to reinvent the wheel?

Jan Power has collected a great selection of stall holders for her markets. These are people who get up before dawn to bring their very best produce and products to you.

You'll find Jan Power's Farmers Markets at Powerhouse  Newfarm, Manly, Queen Street CBD and Mitchelton.

Now, to put yourself in the running to have $150 of 'market money' in your pocket you'll have to enter the Rafflecopter competition below.

You must also leave a blog post comment below saying which Jan Power's Farmers Market is closest to you and why you'd like to shop there. There are other single entry points too, including sharing the competition with friends, but you can tweet about it every day, via Rafflecopter below, and gain an additional entry every time.

The winner will receive a guided market tour with food guru Lizzie Loel who will present them with a Jan Power's Farmers Market voucher to the value of $150.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Just so it's all clear - the winner of this voucher will have to visit a Jan Powers' Farmers Markets in Brisbane to redeem the voucher and spend it with stall holders at that market. Travel, accommodation, meals and any other extras are not included. It's just a voucher.

Good luck!

Kerry Heaney

Disclaimer: Ed+bK has been given this voucher by Jan Powers Markets.  Jan Powers Markets are an advertiser on Ed+bK


  1. Heather4:36 pm

    Awesome prize!

  2. Best way to shop!

  3. Don't forget to say which Jan Power's Farmers Market is closest to you and why you'd like to shop there.

  4. Evelyn5:01 pm

    Just moved to Brisbane and have been meaning to check out the farmers market in Newfarm,

  5. The CBD market it right across the road from my office, and I love to do all my shopping there on a Wednesday! Growing up on a farm nothing beats farm fresh!

  6. patimickey6:33 pm

    I love farmers markets and the Brisbane CBD one on Wednesdays is most convenient for me because it's on the way home!

  7. CBD is closest to me, and we love getting veges, cheese (oh, yum, the cheese) and other delicious produce. It's a family outing for us.

  8. Manly is closest to us but we have been to the New Farm one as well. The range of produce is so inspiring and everything is so fresh.

  9. I'm really feeling market love here.

  10. New Farm is closest to me and I've always loved the sourdoughs, the olives, the cheeses and dips! And it is great to get beautiful fresh flowers, a wonderful flat white and the morning paper to boot! What more could a girl want? (A massage maybe...)

  11. As the daughter of Queensland graziers I really love the concept of farmers' markets, bringing the country into the city. It's not only the fantastic produce, but the vibrant atmosphere of people spruiking their wares. I am closest to the CBD but love the Powerhouse for its open spaces.

  12. Tricia Kallquist1:45 pm

    The City Markets are closest, but New Farm is best for a weekend outing with the kids.

  13. I think the city markets are the closest and my husband often picks us up some fruit but I like the New Farm myself, it has a great feel to iy and the kids can play in the park after :)

  14. What a great idea. I love the markets.

  15. The powerhouse markets are closest, and I like going there for breakfast, coffee, catching up with friends, and a huge range of produce to choose from!

  16. The CBD markets are the closest but I love the Powerhouse markets for it's greater diversity.

  17. The New Farm Jan Powers Farmers Market is literally a hop and skip from where I am, although working in the city means I get a 2nd go at farmer market shopping on Wednesdays (not complaining AT ALL!). I love shopping at the markets, because there's this electric vibe generated from engaging all your senses - seeing and smelling the fresh produce, and tasting some amazing grub.

  18. The closest to me is the New Farm market.
    Love arriving for a late breakfast then making my way through the great produce!

  19. as a foodie student, you know markets are the best value for money - especially when the money goes straight back to the farmer where it belongs! Being a student though, I have to stick to a budget. Having $150 to splurge however would be my dream come true! Send me along to New Farm - pretty please!

  20. Hi Kerry :) Love this little comp idea!! I've actually only ever been to the New Farm one, however I live on the Southside and I have been keen to check out the new one at Stones Corner so I think I'd have to spend my winnings there ;)

  21. The Stones Corner Market was great but it was also short lived. Probably New Farm is your closest or if you can manage a Wednesday, the city market is fabulous.

  22. Liz Bond3:28 pm

    The Queen St Markets is the one I love to shop at on the way to work. It's a great mix of excellent produce and great lunch ideas.

  23. For $50 i bought 2 dozen eggs, 2 cripsers full of FRESH produce AND steak, mince and chicken breast. BEST VALUE and soooo fresh!!

  24. Anonymous10:44 am

    The CBD Market is on today. Blue skies and mild weather - what a great day for it.

  25. What a great prize Kerry. I love Jan Powers Farmers Markets. When I worked in the CBD, I used to visit every Wednesday but it's too far from where I work now. Recently I did a stint of Jury Duty so I made sure I went into town extra early so I could shop up big at the markets. I had a rush of blood to the head the first week and was completely laden with beautiful fruit and veg when I turned up at the court. The CBD remains my closest market

  26. Daisy & BC3:20 pm

    Manly - For Fish and meat, and hard to find fresh fruit and veg and fresh pasta and yakitori or lamb mince turkish pide for breakfast, or maybe both, then a german pretzel for later... I wish it was on more often :(

  27. The Manly market is only 10 minutes from our place. Love the fresh breads and fruit and vege - much nicer than shopping at the supermarkets.

  28. Rebecca H8:43 pm

    I live quite far from any of the JP markets, so I love to visit the CBD one every Wednesday as its very close to my office. I feel so good helping local farmers and stall holders by buying fresh local food which is so much fresher and cheaper than either of the big two supermarkets that just leave a bad taste in my mouth whenever I'm forced to stop in for a emergency buy. My favourite buys are fresh bread, local veggies, Aussie garlic.

  29. The New Farm market would be the closest and I want to shop there as I normally go to the CBD one, but I've heard great things about the Saturday one as well!

  30. My closest is the CBD! Dangerous as it is hard to resister going shopping in the mall after as well!

  31. Powerhouse is my closest markets - and I love to shop here for Jan's olives, the mushies and whatever fruit and vegies are in season. Oh and I can never go past a german sausage!

  32. GREAT comp Kerry! I love the city markets and really wish they had been on when I worked in town, but my closest are the ones at New Farm. I love the range of products there too, especially all the beautiful olives, breads and dips. And the locally grown produce of course. The egg man is an absolute hoot!

  33. The Mitchelton markets are closest to me and I love to shop there for the wonderful fresh fruit and veggies and also for the conversations I always end up having with the stall holders. There is no short trip to the markets, it ends up taking at least an hour but I love it! Makes my Sunday mornings. Also, I have an English visitor at the moment and I enjoy showing off market stalls of delicious Queensland fruit.

  34. The New Farm markets are the closest to me! I love shopping there because it is literally across the river from me! There's nothing better than getting up early on a Saturday mornig and catching the CityCat to the iconic Powerhouse.

    The food is fantastic and because I can catch the CityCat back to my house, I know the fresh produce I've acquired won't die along the short journey home!

    Also, where else can I source my delicious goat pies from the Goat Pie Guy? :P

  35. What a fabulous idea.
    The New Farm Market captured my heart long ago. How? Through the juxtaposition of the industrial Powerhouse and the riverside park setting. Embellished by the community atmosphere, the eclectic gathering of people,the cute canines,the aromatic fragrances, the choice of all things delicious it is a gourmet's heaven. My heart was fairly won....
    I am off to make my shopping list...

  36. Anonymous2:04 pm

    New farm, just a little way over the river. Love the freshness and variety.


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