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Queensland’s Freshest Farmers’ Markets

30 Aug 2016

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Supporting local farmers, enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables, spending less… there are so many reasons to buy from farmers’ markets. Not only are you ensuring your hard-earned money goes directly to hard-working farmers; you’re also picking up produce that tastes better and has been delivered straight from the farm. You can’t ask for produce fresher than that! Here are our picks for some of Queensland’s best markets, where you can pick up all kinds of fresh seafood, fruit, veggies, meats and more. 
Kuranda Heritage Markets (Cairns)
For those living in Far North Queensland, you’ll still find plenty of farmers’ markets about, such as the Kuranda Heritage Markets. Boasting a distinct tropical theme, the atmosphere here is ambient. Open daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to pick up some delicious, local produce. You’ll also find some unique items for sale including hand-painted emu eggs, Australian gemstones, sun catchers, woodwork, toys and must-have local organic coffee.

  • Where: Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda
  • Open: 7 days, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Eumundi Markets (Sunshine Coast)
The Eumundi Markets are a vibrant hotspot for those not only looking for farm fresh and natural, organic fruit and veg but also unique hand-made products. As you walk through the alleyways between stalls, you will find many treasures such as organic teas, homewares, beach wear, silk paintings and much more.

  • Where: Memorial Drive, Eumundi
  • Open: Wednesday, 8:00am to 1:30pm / Saturday, 7:00am to 2:00pm

Noosa Farmers’ Market (Noosa) 
Head over to the Noosa Farmers’ Market to pick up just about anything you need from your grocery list! Here you will discover stall after stall of gourmet products, fresh produce, freshly baked breads, cheeses, preserves, seafood, poultry… the list goes on. Meet the local farmers and producers in a traditional market setting where everything sold at a stall is made, grown, reared, caught, baked or prepared by the stallholders themselves. This means you get advice directly from the people who have grown your food!

  • Where: Noosa AFL Showgrounds
  • Open: Every Sunday, 7:00am to 12 noon

The College Markets (Brisbane) 
Formerly called the Chandler Markets, the College Markets feature more than 250 stalls offering organic fresh produce. Distinct growers come to these markets to display their produce and grains, ensuring everything you buy here is direct from the farm. Be serenaded by the live jazz band that plays here every week, while you pick up some great local produce. Be sure to bring the kids, too—there are barbecue facilities (great for a picnic), a pool and a monster water slide to keep them busy.

  • Where: 59 School Rd, Capalaba
  • Open: Every Sunday, 7:00am to 1:00pm

Gold Coast Organic Farmers’ Market (Gold Coast)
The Gold Coast Organic Farmers’ Market is one of the only markets of its kind on the Gold Coast, selling only 100% Certified Organic produce and products. It is also the only market in Queensland where its integrity is policed to ensure all items sold are in fact 100% Certified Organic, ensuring you can shop here with confidence! Choose from a host of freshly picked veggies and fruit, meats, bread, poultry, pastries, dry goods, health foods, herbal teas and much, much more. If you’re passionate about buying local and organic food, these markets should be your first stop.

  • Where: Miami State High School
  • Open: Every Sunday, 6:00am to 11:30am
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