Forget the supermarket, stock up your pantry by visiting Brisbane farmers markets and Southern Queensland Country farmers markets to enjoy fresh from the farm gate to you shopping. Make it a country drive or a weekend away and head out into the sunshine.
Spending in the regions and buying local products keeps money circulating in the economy supporting local jobs and families. By enjoying wonderful, fresh, healthy produce, you’ll be doing your bit to support Southern Queensland Country farmers markets and their communities.
How to get the best from a Brisbane Farmers Market
The early bird really catches the worm when you are buying from a Brisbane Farmers Market. Start by visiting the market’s Facebook page or website to check the operating hours. Some open really early, like 6 am, and sell out quickly! I’ve divided the markets by the days they open, but please note that not all open every week. Some are monthly markets. Also, please check for updates on each market before you travel.
Weekday Brisbane Farmer’s Markets in Southern Queensland Country Regional Farmers Markets
Brisbane City Markets
Reddacliff Place, Queen Street, 8 am – 6 pm
Visitors say – Great market. Some really nice fresh fruit is available here, including fresh picked fruit from the Sunshine Coast area. Fantastic hot dogs. Great home-baked banana bread at other stalls. Lots of other great fresh food and produce too. A must-visit!
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The Laidley Village Markets
Corner of Patrick Street and The Mall every Friday, 7 am to 1 pm
Visitors say – Browse the stalls to find fresh local produce and homemade treats. You’ll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.
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Saturday Brisbane Farmers Markets
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Powerhouse
The Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm, 6 am – 12 noon
Visitors say – Gourmet food market with local and ‘organic’ produce from around the area. A nice Saturday morning market next door to the Powerhouse (home of arts and comedy) and a beautiful dog park.
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West End Markets
Montague Rd & Jane Street, Davies Park, West End, 6 am to 2 pm
Visitors say – Lovely place, local fruits and vegetables, homemade bakery and good prices.
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Saturday Fresh Market
385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea, 6 am – 12 noon
Visitors say: The Saturday Fresh Market is the largest fresh food and lifestyle market in Brisbane. Over 150 stalls offer a huge selection of fruit and vegetables, quality meats and poultry, breads, baked goods, gourmet and deli lines, plants and lifestyle products.
Need to know: No dogs allowed, Pedestrian entry $2, Children under 15 years free. Premium parking and entry $6 for all vehicle occupants.
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Jan Powers Farmers Markets, Manly
Royal Esplanade, Manly, 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Visitors say – Great atmosphere and bargains in fruits and vegetables.
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Southern Queensland Country Farmers Markets on Saturdays
Head into the country for a great day out and fill your car with lovely fresh country produce. Here are the Southern Queensland Country Farmers Markets, where the emphasis is on farm fresh produce direct to you! Don’t forget to take bags, boxes and an esky to bring your goodies home in peak condition.
Toowoomba Farmers Market
Under the windmills at Cobb and Co Museum, Lindsay St East, Toowoomba. Open from 7 am to 12 noon.
Visitors say – “What a great local market, complete with local produce, fresh food, crafts and live music. We were spoilt for choice, and the variety of fresh fruit and veg, plus artisan bakery goods and great breakfast burgers, were awesome. Dog friendly – will be back.”
“Excellent range of local farm-produced products sold by the growers, makers or owners. All stall holders are extremely knowledgeable about their produce or product. All are friendly and patient with no question seemed too silly.”
“One of the best markets we’ve come across in Queensland. Very well laid out, including lots of tables and chairs for those eating or drinking coffee – something many market organisers forget. Some quality locally-made products and lots of produce and things to consume on the spot. On a lovely sunny day yesterday, there were lots of smiling people and happy dogs.”
Need to know – Toowoomba is an easy 1.5-hour drive west of Brisbane. After the markets, stroll Toowoomba’s Botanic Gardens and Queens Park next door.
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Granite Belt Farmers Market
Stanthorpe Railway Station, 7.30 am -12 noon.
Visitors say – This is a really great fruit and veg market with genuinely local produce.
Need to know – Stanthorpe is less than 3 hours’ drive from Brisbane and is a popular destination year-round. Visit in winter to enjoy open fires and excellent red wines, or enjoy the warmer months when the berries and orchards are bursting with new fruits and vegetables.
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Boonah Country Markets
Springleigh Park Boonah, 7 am – 12 noon, every second and fourth Saturday
Visitors say – All kinds of bargains from plants to bric-a-brac and food.
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The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
532 Beams Rd, Carseldine, 6 am – 12 noon
Visitors say – Carseldine markets have an incredible range of products. I go every week for fresh produce and spices, but they have other items, including local craft shops. Great products, great prices, amazing atmosphere and excellent parking. Definitely, the market for all your needs!
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Mulgowie Farmers Market
7 Mulgowie School Road, Mulgowie, Locker Valley. First Saturday of the month from 8 am to 11 am.
Visitors say – “My favourite market! It has a relaxing atmosphere, being set on the green grounds around Mulgowie Hall. There are interesting stalls, fresh produce and tasty food. You can sit in the shade and enjoy live music. At the last market, the Lockyer Antique Motor Association showed their fabulous old cars.”
“Genuine country market with local produce. Great atmosphere. Loads of stalls with farm fresh produce, flowers, cakes, fruit & veg, plants, books, olives, cheese, ice cream, coffee and homemade gifts.. just to name a few. Free parking, Live music and BBQ Breakfast. Pet friendly.”
Need to know – Mulgowie is a 1 hour 20-minute drive west from Brisbane via the Warrego Highway, then through the Lockyer Valley towns of Rosewood and Grandchester. The Mulgowie Pub is close by
for an Aussie pub lunch after the markets.
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My Local Market Plainland
Porters Plainland Hotel, 66 Plainland Road, Plainland. Third Sunday of each month from 7 am to 12 noon.
Visitors say – “These are the best markets I’ve attended. The market is focused on local, made, grown, created and handmade with free face painting, giant lawn games, and sessional pony rides. “
Need to know – Porters Plainland Hotel is about halfway between Brisbane and Toowoomba on the Warrego Highway. The hotel has a great eatery with a delicious cake cabinet to check out. The Locker Valley is a great place to explore, so plan a weekend getaway.
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Sunday Brisbane farmers markets and beyond
Sunday is the perfect day to pile the family into the car and head out near a Brisbane farmers market or further afield. This list includes some real surprises, including the Global Food Markets at Logan, which are one of Brisbane’s best.
Northey Street City Farm Organic Market
54 Northey Street, Windsor, 6 am to 11 am
Visitors say – Yummy food and a great range of organic fruit, veg and meat
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Nundah Farmers Market
Located next to Nundah Train Station, Station Street Nundah,6 am – 12 noon
Visitors say – Outdoor farmers market offering fish, produce, meat, crafts, flowers & art year-round. Dogs – yes!
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Cribb Street, Milton, 6 am – 12 noon
Visitors say – Lots of fresh organic foods, fresh and cooked, bread, vegetables, fruit, honey, meat, fish and food vans.
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Global Food Markets
4114 Logan Central, Croydon and Station Road
Visitors say: Farmer’s Market with fresh fruit and vegetables and Ethnic Food Stalls for dine-in or takeaway. Can’t beat the smell of the Afghani bakery bread that’s right nearby. Fresh veggies and a good variety of vegetables are stocked.
Need to know: While you are in the area, take the opportunity to visit this surprising Buddhist temple.
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Country Farmers Markets on Sundays
Noosa Farmers Market
155 Weyba Road, Noosaville, 6 am – 12 noon
Visitors say: Outdoor market with locally sourced fruits & vegetables, plus baked goods & breakfast options. Great food with duck and pork buns to die for. The best place to get organic fruit and veg and quality meat.
Need to know – Here’s what to do when you are in Noosa.
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Tamborine Mountain Country Markets
386-398 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain Show Grounds. Tamborine Mountain, 7 am-1 pm
Visitors say: The freshest produce, picked that morning, freshly baked bread, vegetables, fruits, jams, raw honey from local beekeepers.
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Ipswich Showplace Markets
81 Warwick Rd, Ipswich, 6 am to 11.30 am
Visitors say – Stallholders sell a range of items, both new and second-hand, including toys, clothes, books, plants, household items, art, craft, tools, hardware, services, fruit and vegetables, ice cream, hot food, coffee and more!
Need to know – There’s a surprising number of great places to eat around Ipswich!
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