8 Southside farmers markets that are a must-do

Mybrisbane southside farmers markets

Grab your tote bag and a cup of coffee, here’s a list of some of the best Southside farmers markets Brisbane has to offer.

Jan Powers Farmers Markets Manly

If you’re looking for fresh produce with a breathtaking backdrop of the bay then the Jan Powers Farmers Markets is the place for you. Located in the sunny oceanside suburb of Manly under a blanket of leafy greenery, you can get your hands on farm fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as an array of seafood, meats, spices, and an array of your favourite pantry staples. From 6am–12pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, you can tempt your tastebuds with the selection of ‘ready to eat’ meals and fresh juices while the kids enjoy the mighty bouncy castle or take a quick dip in the local Manly swimming pool next door.

When: 6am–12pm, 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month
Where: Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD, 4179

Cleveland Markets

As one of Brisbane’s original markets, the Cleveland Sunday Markets has been loved by locals for over 30 years. With over 70 stalls, this family friendly market boasts a variety of locally sourced fresh produce, handmade treasures and home essentials, and also showcases some of the Redlands’ home grown talent. Located next to the Raby Bay harbour, visitors are able to enjoy a relaxing waterfront stroll every Sunday from 7am–1pm with free street parking, train station accessibility, and free entry.

When: Every Sunday from 7am–1pm
Where: 115 Bloomfield Street Cleveland

Kuraby Farmers Market

The Kuraby Farmers and Food Market is the perfect place to shop, eat and relax. Held every Saturday from 6am–12pm, you can access a wide variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, breads, seafood, meats, and coffee. And these markets don’t just stop at food – they also offer an array of knick-knacks, second hand and handmade items, jewellery, clothing, and homeware essentials. With free parking, free access, and live music all day, this market is certainly one to tick off the market-goers bucket list.

When: Every Saturday from 6am–12pm
Where: 1342 Beenleigh Rd, Kuraby

Davies Park Markets, West End

From a number of local produce stalls to a generous selection of the most flavoursome food trucks, this is your one stop market shop. Held every Saturday, the Davies Park Markets offers market-goers a taste of Brisbane’s best food connoisseurs, craftsmanship and creatives. Situated on the Brisbane riverbank, these markets are the perfect place to grab some fresh fruit and veg for the week, catch up with friends over a freshly ground cup of market coffee and maybe pick up a new ‘fit or two.

When: Every Saturday from 6am–1pm
Where: Davies Park, West End

Brisbane Vegan Markets

This twilight affair, held on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, is the answer to your vegan market prayers. Created to support local vegan traders, producers and charities, this market is the perfect place to get your hands on your favourite cruelty free products. Enjoy live acoustic music and sip on a soy latte while you take a stroll past the various vegan vendors including stone oven pizzas, acai bowls and delicious doughnuts. You can fill your reusable market totes with raw treats, fresh fruit and drinks as well as vegan friendly cosmetics, clothing and homewares. Whether you actively live a plant based lifestyle or not, The Brisbane Vegan Markets is a must-do.

When: Second Sunday of every month from 9am–3pm, fourth Sunday of every month from 12–8pm.
Where: Cnr of Boundary St and Russell St, West End

Saturday Fresh Markets, Rocklea

The Saturday Fresh Markets is one of the best weekend farmers markets out there. With over 220 stalls including fresh produce, flowers and herbs, meats and seafood, honey, eggs, bread, gardening and pet supplies, you won’t be able to resist bulk shopping! While there is a small $1 entry fee (children under 15 can enter for free) and a $4 parking fee, the Saturday Fresh Markets make up for it in seriously low prices on the selection of seriously high quality produce. Once you have finished your weekly shop, don’t forget to grab a bite from one of the various international food vendors or treat yourself to a freshly squeezed juice. With your every market need under one roof, you won’t want to forget your tote bags this Saturday.

When: Every Saturday from 6am–12pm
Where: Corner of Sherwood Rd and Martin Taylor Dr, Rocklea

Global Food Markets

This bustling multicultural food bazaar is the southside’s best kept secret. The Global Food Markets offers a colourful selection of Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Islander produce that you won’t find at your local supermarket, including yams, okra, asian eggplant, taro, coconuts, snake beans and curry leaves. These international treasures are heavily discounted, with most produce priced from $1–$3 per kilo. While visiting, don’t forget to try out a meal from the aromatic street food alley that offers delicacies from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and other exotic destinations from around the globe. There is no need to book a flight to get your hands on some of the world’s best dishes, just pop on down to the Global Food Markets this Saturday to satisfy your cravings.

When: Every Saturday from 6am–12pm
Where: Croydon Road, next to Woodridge Station, Logan Central

Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

Wanting to elevate your market experience? Well, look no further than the Mount Tamborine Country Markets! Held on the second Sunday of each month, you can pick up a range of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as locally crafted cheese, breads, plants, herbs, collectables, arts and crafts, flowers and a myriad of treasures. After you have done the weekly shop, you can grab a bite to eat from one of the many food stalls or sit down on the green pasture and listen to the incredible local talent performing on the main stage. Want to bring the family? Tamborine Markets have a variety of children’s activities on offer including pony rides, small kids’ car rides and a huge bouncy castle. With plenty of foliage for cover and fresh mountain air, spending your Sunday at the Tamborine Mountain Country Markets is the perfect end to the weekend.

When: Second Sunday of each month
Where: Corner of Main Western Road and Bartle Road, Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds

Don’t live on the Southside? Here’s a handful of Brisbane’s best Northside markets.

From Townsville, to Mackay, and now located in Brisbane, Ashleigh is the poster girl for the Queensland life-style; an avid beach-goer, water-sport enthusiast, wine aficionado, and camping queen. After catching the writing bug at an early age she has since lived in Bali for an extensive journalism program, studied a bachelor of Mass Communications, and contributed to a variety of lifestyle publications over the years. And she will take a soy flat white to go, thanks!