Going to the supermarket can be such a drag, so how about turning your boring grocery shopping trip into an exciting adventure by hitting up some of the best farmers’ markets in Brisbane? Soak up some fresh air while loading up on fresh, home-grown produce, and with the prospect of a new trinket you never knew you needed waiting in any stall, these will all be worth waking up for!

Jan Powers Farmers Markets – Powerhouse, Manly & Mitchelton

When: 6am – 12pm, Powerhouse every Saturday, Manly every first and third Saturday, Mitchelton every first Sunday

Jan Powers Farmers Markets are the godfather of Brisbane markets. Located in three equally delightful locations around town, they are an icon of the Brisbane food scene and give you access to more than 300 growers and their flavours. These open-air markets offer goodies galore with all fresh farm produce, flowers, breads, artisan designers, meats, seafood, spices and oils waiting in any of the large array of stalls. And if it’s breakfast you’re after, think international! From German bratwurst, Dutch Poffertjes, Japanese skewers, French crepes and Indian curries, walking around this market is a walk around the world!

 

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Satori Organic Farmers Markets – Sandgate

When: Every Wednesday and Sunday, 7am – 11am

The best thing about markets is getting to meet who your food comes from so you can see for yourself if there are any nasty pesticides hidden up their sleeve, and at Satori Organic Farmers Markets, you can rest assured knowing all their locally produced fruit and vegetable is spray-free! And they provide the fruit and vegetable goods with Dutch carrots, fresh beets, vibrant dragonfruit, red-hot chillies, creamy avocados and much more. The Sunday market also includes an artisan bread stall with lovely homemade sourdoughs, spelts, pastries and flowers calling for you to take them home. You can feel good about it all too because everything is organic and carbs don’t count when they’re organic, right?

 

Saturday Fresh Markets – Rocklea

When: Every Saturday, 6am – 12pm

You’re going to need to block out the whole morning for this one, because at Brisbane’s largest fresh food and lifestyle market there is quite a bit to dig through. The 220 stalls offer literally anything you could need: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, flowers, bread, nuts, honey, plants, dairy and even pet supplies! To prepare your body for all the groceries you’ll be sure to be carrying home, head to the food court where a fine choice of international cuisines wait to be enjoyed while listening to live entertainment. This market makes up for its no-dogs-allowed policy by being a hub for fresh goods at bargain prices and delighting 7000 eager shoppers every week.

 

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Northey Street Organic Markets – Windsor

When: Every Sunday, 6am – 11am

City slickers need not leave their beloved concrete jungle to be farm-fresh thanks to Northey Street Organic Markets. Home to some of the freshest produce Brisbane has to offer, everything is organic and we do mean everything! From the meat to the cotton t-shirts, this market has a strong focus on sustainability and many of the stalls concentrate on being ethical and healthy. Meander through the on-site permaculture farm for your intake of quaint country vibes and pretend like you’re not breathing in pollution without taking a single step out of your urban home.

 

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Cleveland Markets – Cleveland

When: Every Sunday, 7am – 1pm

Get a blast from the past with one of Brisbane’s original markets! Sprawled at the heart of the Redlands Coast for over 30 years, this market knows what it’s doing. With over 70 stalls offering fresh produce, arts and crafts, food and entertainment, the super chill vibes and friendly stallholders make for a perfect Sunday morning. Plus, if ‘morning person’ is nowhere to be seen on your bio, once a month you can hit up the Twilight Makers Market at Raby Bay Harbour Park for food trucks, handmade goods and plenty of restaurants and bars by the marina.

 

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Bardon Market – Bardon

When: Every Sunday, 7am – 12pm

This market compensates for its small size by being packed to the brim with an array of tasty treats! It has all the usual baked goods, fresh farm eggs, meat, seafood and organic fruits and vegetables you’d expect from a farmer’s market, but their real delights are already made for you. We’re talking gourmet breakfast, tasty teas, delectable pastries, sublime sweets and enough coffee to keep you going all day long! Make sure to check out their Facebook page where they post a ‘Dog of the Week’ so you can keep an eye out for some adorable furry faces.

 

Global Food Markets – Woodridge

When: Every Sunday, 6am – 12pm

Let your tastebuds travel around the world in a few hours at the Global Food Markets – South-East Queensland’s best-kept secret! If you’ve been craving an authentic Asian curry but even after scouring the aisles of your local supermarket you can’t seem to find that one key ingredient, you’ll definitely want to check this market out. Where else could you find fresh taro, coconuts, purple sugar cane, red beans, okra, yams, durian, plantains, snake beans or curry leaves all in the one place (without booking a plane ticket, of course)? If the smells are too divine and you can’t wait to cook it yourself, enjoy freshly made cuisines from around Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands just in a few steps. Heading to the Global Food Markets is basically heading to a different country every Sunday!

 

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