The past few years have seen Brisbane markets soar in popularity, with city dwellers and those on the fringe enjoying regular clothing and farmers markets every weekend (and even some weekdays!). Not only are markets a great way to get fresh produce, but they also offer an escape from the daily grind and a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. It’s even a great way to incorporate a little extra exercise you’re your weekend! With so many great markets to choose from, it’s hard to know where to go next, but we have rounded up some of our favourites below:
One of the most well-known markets, the Jan Power’s group covers four different Brisbane farmers markets in several locations, including the CBD, Mitchelton, Manly and the Powerhouse, hosted on various days. Colourful and busy, the markets sell a wide range of fresh produce, including flowers, bread, meat, plants and other food related products. With a long history spanning back to 1998, the markets are popular for young and old with lots of established stalls you will enjoy seeing regularly.
Hosted on Blamey Street in Kelvin Grove, this Saturday market offers up a smaller but still wide range of stalls with fresh fruit and veggies, clothing, ethnic cuisine, plants, crafts and more! Although it is a younger market, it has lots to offer and is a great choice for locals. Free parking is available for shoppers next to the Urban Village Centre.
Offering something for those a little west of Brisbane, the Moggill Markets are hosted every first and third Saturday at the Brookfield Showgrounds. Starting in 1897 it stands as one of the longest running markets with an extensive range of food products you can buy straight from the paddock. Vibrant and sociable, the Moggill Markets were one of the first and will remain a firm favourite across Brisbane for years to come.
For North Brisbane residents, you can’t look much further than Carseldine Markets. With a focus on premium and seasonal produce fresh from south east Queensland, the markets offer everything from fruit and veg to music and pizza. Held every Saturday on the Old QUT Carseldine Campus, this is a large market filled with passionate stallholders sure to fill your bag in no time. Their sister market in Nundah is also popular for those who live a little closer to the city, located next to the train station.
Held at the Brisbane Racing Club, these markets are popular with Brisbane residents and those just a little north, offering a wide range of produce fresh from the farm. Gourmet goodies galore and all kinds of fruit and veg are held in the 100+ stalls, with competitive prices and a vibrant atmosphere. Held every Sunday, the Eagle Farm Markets are a great way to wind down for the week.
What’s all the fuss about farmers markets?
There are lots of reasons why farmers markets are more popular than ever but perhaps one of the biggest reasons is the opportunity to get in touch with the real world and enjoy a day focused on your health. Markets offer fresh, local produce that is good for you and good for the economy. Take the dog or cycle to your nearest market for an added exercise kick and get some much needed Vitamin D that many Aussies are missing out on. Whatever way you look at it, markets are a healthy choice.
So, make your health a priority, shop at farmers markets. And when you want to take it to the next level, give us a call to book a session with one of our exercise physiologists who can create a customised exercise and diet plan for you!