Say goodbye to the checkout – visiting Brisbane’s best farmers markets is your new favourite hobby!
If you’re a bit of a foodie or you simply love exploring more of what your local community has to offer, it’s time to give the supermarket the flick and say hello to your new favourite weekend tradition – visiting your local farmers markets. Not only do these markets offer an abundance of fresh produce and delicious treats, but they provide an opportunity for you to give back and get involved in your local community.
Queensland is famous for its rich farmland and plentiful array of produce, so it’s no surprise that it is home to some of the most popular farmers markets in Australia. Whether you’re on the hunt for the freshest organic produce or simply after a fun weekend hobby, a Brisbane farmers market has all you need for the perfect date or family outing.
And while you’re filling your pantry with delicious fresh fruit and veg, you’re actively supporting local businesses. By purchasing directly from the farmer, baker or butcher, you can guarantee your money is going straight into funding local businesses and keeping your farmers markets consistent.
And it’s not just food on offer! From homemade goods and trinkets, to live music and lush forests of plants for sale, farmers markets have it all. It’s a perfect combination of convenience and entertainment for all ages.
If you still need convincing, here’s another bonus – farmers markets help the environment. By cutting out the middleman and avoiding supermarkets, less resources are used to get food from the farm to your plate. This cuts out the nasty greenhouse gas emissions needed to transport and ship food – so you can reduce your carbon footprint while eating better quality produce.
So if you’re wanting to get a taste of the best farmers markets Brisbane has to offer, read on! To make your hunt a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of our five favourite Brisbane markets to visit this year and what makes them special.
As Brisbane’s largest food and lifestyle market, you can expect a full day of entertainment at the Brisbane MarketPlace farmers markets. With 220 diverse stalls on offer, you’re guaranteed to find all your market needs – from juicy fruit and veg, to crispy French sourdough, locally sourced fresh seafood and more. This weekend marketplace also boasts an enormous range of indoor and outdoor plants, as well as numerous lifestyle products and delicious international cuisines to snack on as you explore.
As the only farmers market in West Brisbane’s inner city area, Milton Markets offer a premium farmers market at the doorstep of Brisbane’s CBD. Located in the heart of bustling Milton, these markets are the perfect weekend outing for locals. Offering a wide variety of stalls, visitors to Milton Markets can forage their way through jewellery designers to painters, beauty therapists and more. Of course there’s plenty of baked goods to tickle your tastebuds as you collect your groceries and enjoy the live entertainment.
Mt Gravatt Markets
Mt Gravatt Markets offer a diverse range of stalls and goods. Residing in the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, these markets are famous not just for their fresh produce, but their quality second-hand merchandise and bric-a-brac. Located right next to a neighbouring vintage clothing market, Mt Gravatt Markets are perfect for a morning of collecting and window shopping. Get there early to get all the best second-hand goodies!
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Powerhouse
Taking place weekly for over 20 years, Jan Powers Farmers Markets Powerhouse is one of Brisbane’s best farmers markets. The iconic market comes alive every Saturday, offering a variety of stalls dedicated to providing high quality produce and specialty products. Bring along your four-legged friends and enjoy a weekend morning of exploring, relaxing and indulging in pastries!
Davies Park Market
These popular Brisbane markets are found in the heart of West End, right along the Brisbane River. Located under a canopy of beautiful giant fig trees, Davies Park Market offers some of Brisbane’s widest range of fresh produce and international food. Dozens of talented stall owners sell clothing, jewellery and other handmade items. This market is the perfect place to find that gift you’ve been searching for, or to take that special person on a date!
After more Brisbane weekend activities? Why not take it al fresco with our pick of the top 10 picnic spots across the city, or maybe you even want to catch the end of the day at one of Brisbane’s top sunset-viewing spots. Need some cooking inspiration with all that fresh produce you’ve bought? Have a look at our 5 favourite vegan cookbooks!
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land mentioned in our article, the people of the Yuggera Nation, and we recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.