fresh from the farmers hand
Brisbane Farmers Market
Jan Power is a cook, journalist, public speaker and entrepreneur. But, more importantly, she knows food. She believes not only in making good quality, fresh, interesting food available, but also in teaching people how to use it. So in 1999, she introduced the Brisbane Farmers Markets, where not only can you browse for great produce, but you can learn a thing or two as well.
The Jan Power's Farmers Markets, located by the Brisbane River in New Farm, is also known as the Powerhouse Farmers Markets due to its location in Lamington Street next to the Powerhouse Museum. In September 2006, the markets trialled a new location in Blackwood Street, Michelton - it was a raving success.
Both markets pride themselves on selling quality, including fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry, bread and flowers. Organic produce is also available. Despite being a farmers market, Jan Powers stresses that the markets are not run by, or are only for, farmers. The markets boast a mix of city and country with an emphasis on selling the best.
Take a cooking class while you're there, or check out the promotions while you stroll. The markets are open in all weather, with enough cover to keep everyone dry.
The Powerhouse Farmers Markets are open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. A CityCat stop at New Farm means only a short walk, and a bus stop is situated at the Powerhouse Centre. Parking is free.
The new Mitchelton Farmers Markets are open on the last Sunday of every month from 6am-12pm. A bus and train will get you there in comfort.