Experience No.022 in Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Greatest Australian Gourmet Experiences.
The Powerhouse New Farm markets in Brisbane are a great example of the beauty and benefits of farmers markets. The brainchild of Brisbane food identity Jan Power, the scope of produce here is significant.
Held every second and fourth Saturday of the month, Jan Power’s farmers markets are unmissable.
The markets have reached critical mass, where a weekly grocery shop can be achieved in the one market location. The added joy of being able to talk directly to the producers and feel connected to the place of origin of your food is a bonus many relish.
The local food artisans are all in residence, with Gympie Goats cheeses mixing it with sweet treats from the Cupcake Parlour and slightly more travelled Li-Sun mushrooms from the NSW Southern Highlands.
Seafood and great quality meats from all over the state are also on show. Add to this the usual snacks and meals on hand, with a very small number of non-food stalls, and the New Farm Farmers Markets are the place for foodies in Brisbane.
Held every second and fourth Saturday of the month, they are unmissable.
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for Live Arts, 119 Lamington St, New Farm Qld. (07) 3268 7948, www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au
Did you know: The Powerhouse was left derelict for more than 20 years after it was decommissioned in 1971 following the withdrawal of trams from Brisbane. It was then used for target practice and exercises by the army, with squatters also setting up residence.