fresh from the farmers hand
Did someone say markets? Brisbane, Australia has a long history of providing great markets with exceptional bargains. Whether it is in the CBD or in various suburbs throughout the region you'll always find something of interest.
Markets in Brisbane began over 130 years ago, in Brisbane's city centre, where traders sold their fruit and vegetables to the public. Since then, other markets have sprung up and flourished in Brisbane.
Some have a traditional country market feel, while others take advantage of their gorgeous surrounds and the glorious Brisbane weather to provide an experience beyond the conventional. Grab a Brisbane map from the Visitor's Centre and take a weekend to check them out.
The Brisbane River, which winds around the city, provides the perfect setting for weekend markets. The Riverside Markets, located in Brisbane city, sit on the river's banks, providing not only a wide variety of locally produced goods, but stunning surrounds as well. South Bank Markets, situated in the middle of parklands and Brisbane's cultural scene, also sit on the river, overlooking the city. Both markets offer much more than your usual market experience.
Brisbane's Valley Markets, also in the city, is an eclectic mix of styles, aromas and sounds to grab your attention first thing in the morning.
If it is a more traditional produce market you're after, you can not go past the Brisbane Farmers Markets at New Farm and the Saturday Fresh Markets at Rocklea. Get all your fresh food and organic produce at reasonable prices and watch demonstrations for inspiring cooking ideas.