If you know me or follow me on social media you would know that the farmers markets are part of my weekend ritual. Not only do I love having fresh seasonal and organic fruit and veg for the week but my favourite part is having a chat with the local farmers!
If you live on the Gold Coast – you wouldn’t live far from a Farmers Market. There are plenty of them around! My weekend regular is the Burleigh School Farmers Markets on a Saturday morning or the Miami Organic Markets on a Sunday. I’ve checked out a few others and have put some information and tips together for you when visiting.
@ Burleigh State Primary School. Open from 7am – 12 noon, these markets are my favourite local farmers markets. Selling a mixture of produce including certified organic and spray free, the farmers at these markets are always up for a good conversation. There are also other stallholders selling a variety of products including dips, chutney, oils, honey, sauces and fresh flowers. You can also get your morning coffee here from the canteen café in the hall. I love these markets as there is always plenty of parking and always plenty of fresh produce available no matter what time I arrive.
@ Miami High School. 6am -11:30am these are my alternative local farmers markets if I skip Burleigh on Saturday. A little it more expensive then the rest but all produce is certified organic. You can also pick up a coffee and some breakfast. Generally plenty of food throughout the morning and always an ample amount of parking.
@ Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School. Open from 6am – 11:30am these markets also have a little bit of everything. Some of the stalls at Burleigh also have a second stall here, as well as familiar faces from the Bundall Markets on Sunday. Although plenty of fresh local produce readily available throughout the morning, I find that there is limited organic and spray free produce , which goes pretty early. Early morning I find it quite hard to get a park, however the later you go the easier it is to get a park.
@ The Art Centre Gold Coast. Open from 6am – 11:30am these markets have a large variety of food options for breakfast, as well plenty of fresh local produce, but you must get there early! By the time 10am comes around there is always a limited selection of fresh produce available. Out of all the markets I also find this market the hardest to find a park, however they are well worth checking out.
I would love to hear from you if you have a favourite farmers market – comment below and tell me what your favourite farmers market is and why!
In Health & Happiness
Chae @ The Wellness Emporium