Farmers markets showcase the best food of each region. By shopping at these markets you’re supporting Australian farmers, who are the lifeline of Australia’s food industry.
Here are 7 legendary farmers markets in Australia the world must know about.
Golden Plains Farmers Market, VIC
Golden Plains and its surrounds are famous for wine and fresh produce, and you can pick up your own at the Golden Plains Farmers Market. Held on the fist Saturday of the month between 9am and 1pm, Bannockburn’s Golden Plains Farmers’ Market offers wine, seasonal and organic produce and La Madre sourdough. Look for Ross Creek Garlic, and DIY growers will also be pleased with the selection of potted herb and veggie selection.
Noosa Farmers Market, QLD
In this pretty coastal region, residents rise early to shop for their weekly fix of fresh, tropical fruit and vegetables. Even if juicy mangoes, creamy avocados and fresh coffee beans aren’t on your list, make sure you go out of your way to pick some up. Don’t forget to try cane juice for a taste of the region. The market runs every Sunday 7am to noon.
Eveleigh Farmers Market, NSW
Held in a historic refurbished railway workshop, this Sydney market has more than 70 stalls to satisfy your weekly grocery needs. You can snatch up bargains for seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, artisan bread, dairy, olive oil and boutique wine. The market runs every Saturday 8am till 1pm but make sure you arrive early to avoid the crowds.
Farm Gate Market, TAS
The ring of a farm bell at 8.30am sharp every Sunday kicks off the Farm Gate Market in Hobart. The marker showcases some of the best of Tasmania’s produce, and on your to-buy list should be exotic creamed fennel honey and Mount Nelson microgreens. Shop around as you listed to the delightful performances put on by smiling buskers. The market finishes at 1pm.
Albany Farmers Market, WA
Local farmers bring their fresh, seasonal produce to this thriving market every Saturday 8am until noon. It’s also worth shopping around the market for organic beef and lamb, honey, yoghurt, cheese and ice-cream. You’ll also love the different jams, nuts and fresh flowers.
Victor Harbor Farmers Market, SA
The Victor Harbor Farmers’ Market showcases the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula’s best food. You’ll discover high quality poultry, wild-caught seafood and fresh vegetables. Make sure you bag some cherry juice for something a little different. The market operates every Saturday, 8am until 12.30pm in the Grosvenor Gardens.
Barossa Farmers Market, SA
The magnificent Barossa Valley is famous for its wonderful food and produce, which makes it the perfect place to buy the finest meat, fruit and vegetables. While visiting the market on Saturdays between 7.30 and 11.30am, spoil yourself with some homemade cakes and chocolates.