From the archives: This post was originally published on 5 May 2020.
As the restrictions in Queensland ease and the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time to start heading out to markets again, while remaining socially distant and responsible of course.
Farmers markets are a great way to get some sun and fresh air, while stocking up on veggies, trying new foods, and of course supporting the local economy. Embrace Brisbane has gathered a list of all the markets that have remained open, and the markets reopening this week.
Kelvin Grove Village Markets
These markets have been the heart and soul of Kelvin Grove Village for ten years, and are reopening this Saturday, May 9th, just in time for a last minute Mother’s Day shop. The markets run from 6am until 1pm and are packed full of organic fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, flowers, breads, coffee, breakfast, art, craft, gifts, and fashion. You’ll find these markets in the heart of Kelvin Grove, on Musk Avenue and Blamey Street.
These popular markets are also reopening this weekend, on Sunday May 10th – Mother’s day. So what better way to spend the day, than bringing your mum along for a coffee and brunch. It’s also a great place to browse art, fashion, and gifts. The market is located in the Botanic Gardens, across from the Alice Street forecourt and Albert Street, and runs from 8am until 3pm.
Manly Farmers Markets
These markets are on every first and third Saturday of the month, from 6am until midday. They are located in Bayside Park, right by the water, making it the perfect setting to enjoy fresh food and beautiful scenery simultaneously. These markets are also a great one-stop-shop for fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, meats, breads, cakes, olives, spices, spreads, oils, honey, curry powders, smoothies, french pastries, and most importantly, coffee. It’s a great way to spend the day with family, a friend, or even your dog.
Powerhouse Farmers Markets
Located in front of the Brisbane Powerhouse, on Lamington Street, Newfarm, these markets are on every Saturday from 6am until midday. Spend the morning browsing the international array of foods, including crepes, omelettes, sausages, dumplings, French pizza, and Japanese Chicken. Once your hunger is satisfied, you can then browse the generous range of fresh produce, sauces, dips, antipasto, baked goods, oils, and more. Newfarm Park is just a short walk away, so it’s the ideal place to pick up some food before heading to the park for a little picnic.
Davies Park Market in West End
This weekly market features live music, fresh produce, herbs, hot and cold treats, including international and vegetarian options, local and imported clothing, artwork, vintage bric-a-brac and fashion, antipasto, and local wine. These markets are held every Saturday from 6am until 2pm, at Davies Park on Montague Road, West End. The stalls are set up under a canopy of giant fig trees, making it a relaxing and whimsical shopping experience.
Brisbane City Markets
These markets are located right in the centre of the Brisbane CBD, in Brisbane Square, and they are reopening this Wednesday, May 6th. With over 85 stalls, each stocking a wide range of organic fruits and veggies, artisan baked breads and pastries, delicious market eats, and fresh local seafood and meats, it’s the perfect place for city workers, and local residents to pick up some treats for the week. To make sure that it is a safe environment, they have introduced hand sanitiser stations around the market, as well as sanitation programs in all seating and bathroom areas.
Nundah Fresh Farmer’s Markets
Located next to Nundah train station, these markets are on every Sunday from 6am until midday, and it’s a great weekly outing for locals. Treat yourself to a fresh coffee and breakfast to start your morning, and then stock up on fresh produce, including meats, seafood, herbs, spices, and eggs. You’ll also find a selection of stalls selling beautiful plants, crafts, and home décor. Parking and entry is free, and there are also sanitiser stations set up throughout the market.
Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
These markets run every Saturday from 6am until midday and are located in North Brisbane, on the QLD QUT campus. Here you’ll find fresh in-season produce from south-east Queensland, gourmet food cooked on the spot, pastries, coffee, juice, arts, crafts, and gifts.
Saturday Fresh Market, Rocklea
Kick off a productive weekend at the Rocklea markets, where you can browse your way through Brisbane’s largest variety of fresh fruit and veg. These markets run every Saturday from 6am until midday. With 220 stalls to choose from, there is a huge selection of quality meats and poultry, fresh cut flowers, indoor and outdoor plants, breads and other baked goods, gourmet and deli lines, as well as food stalls for when you get hungry. Entry is $1 for walk in, or $4 for parking with entry included. The entry point is located on the corner of Sherwood Road and Martin Taylor Drive.