Despite heavy rain on Saturday morning the newish (opened Nov 2009) farmers market at Old Petrie Town on Brisbane’s northside, still had two resilient farmers turn out and set up one produce-packed stall.  I was thankful they did because not only did they throw in some bananas for free (great service), but they also had some of the freshest produce I have tasted in awhile.  

I wish I could give you some of the guacamole I made with the avacado and limes.  It was truly sensational and like I was saying the other day, the quality of good food lies in the freshness of the produce.

I also made a pumpkin soup and cooked the onions and potatoes into a gorgeous massman curry and the fruit is still being eaten with muesli for breakfast or on its own as a snack.

The Petrie farmers market is on every Saturday (though usually not if it’s been raining in the mornig) in the Old Petrie Town, it’s a fairly quiet market as I discovered, but you can still find some good fresh produce there.  

If you are after arts and crafts apparently it all happens on a Sunday, and the hall of food is open Sundays as well.  There are lots of historical things to look at, like this old wagon, now full of plants.


There are quite a few established farmers markets in and around Brisbane now. My favourite ones are the Jan Power farmers market at The Powerhouse in New Farm, but I also like the markets at Manly and Indooroopilly for a more local feel.

Are there any markets that you’ve discovered that are really great, but not that well known?  Please leave a comment.