Farmer’s markets are a great way to get the freshest of produce directly from the source. You’ll also save some money and, by cutting the logistics chain from farm to supermarket out, you’ll also feel good knowing you’re directly supporting growers —Good & Fugly does this too but with the added convenience of delivering all the good stuff direct to your door.
Brisbane has a vibrant heritage in farmers markets. They pop up across the city every week. Even if you’re not looking to buy anything, they’re a nice outing and excuse for a stroll. We highly recommend you check out these ones when you get a chance.
Where? Reffacliffe Place (Wednesdays) and Cathedral Square (Thursdays)
When? 8am – 4pm (Wednesday) and 8am – 2pm (Thursday)
You’ll get a bit of everything at the iconic Brisbane City Markets. Enjoy a bite of lunch, find a unique gift or souvenir, and, of course, stock up on the weekly shop. The Brisbane City Markets have become a tourism and entertainment destination, as well as the place to be for the freshest of groceries. Learn more!
Where? Davies Park, West End
When? 6am – 1pm (Saturday)
Get your weekly shop out of the way good and early with the West End Market - it’s open from 6am so you can get in, get those groceries, and then get on with enjoying your weekend. This is a big market, with over 150 vendors showing up, and you’ll be able to enjoy a quick bite on the plentiful grass of the park as you go. Learn more!
Where? Station Street, Nundah
When? 6am – 12 noon (Sunday)
Talk about convenience – the Nundah Farmer’s Market sets up right opposite the local train station, so it’s incredibly easy to get to! You’ll find everything from gourmet meats to fresh seafood and eggs at this market, and it has a real festival atmosphere, with many locals popping down just to grab their Sunday breakfast from the many food options that set up. Learn more!
Where? Northey Street City Farm, Windsor
When? 6am – 11am (Sunday)
Northey Farm is a non-profit community organisation that fills a vital role to the people of Brisbane. As a community farm, it helps educate school and community groups about agriculture and organic gardening principles. Principles that you can see the result of at the weekly organic farmer’s market! It doesn’t get fresher than that. Learn more!
Where? Sherwood Road, Rocklea
When? 6am – 12pm (Saturday)
With a convenient undercover location, the Saturday Fresh Markets are an ideal location to drop in and get some serious grocery shopping done. You’ll find just about everything you’ll need here, from fruits and vegetables to flowers, nuts, honey, dairy and pet supplies – you’re not going to need the supermarket when you can simply drop in here. Learn more!
Where? Brisbane Powerhouse, Manly Harbour, Blackwood Street, Mitchelton (check the website)
When? 6am – 12pm (Saturdays and first Sunday of the month)
Established way bad in the 1990s as one of the first efforts to directly connect consumers and the providers of their food, the Jan Powers Farmers Markets have become an institution in Brisbane. You’ll be able to grab a premium coffee or smoothie (made with fresh ingredients, naturally), chow down on everything from breakfast bagels to curries and stir-fries, and load up on produce hand picked by local farmers. Learn more!
Where? Kelvin Grove
When? 6am – 1pm (Saturday)
If you’re looking for a village atmosphere in your farmer’s market, you can’t go past the Kelvin Grove weekly markets. Not only will you be able to pick up your weekly shop, but it’s pet friendly, so you can give your four-legged pal a stretch of their legs. This market also prides itself on the quality of coffee and the international food options on offer, so it’s a great place to spend a Saturday morning even if shopping is not on the agenda. Learn more!
Of course, this is just a small cross section of all the amazing markets that happen each week and month across Brisbane. Have you got a personal favourite? We’d love to hear from you!