Where is the best market in Brisbane?

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There’s a lot of Sunday markets in Brisbane. Whether it’s a craft market or farmer’s market in Brisbane, we all have their favourite markets.

One of the favourite nominations for best market in Brisbane is Jan Powers Markets at the Powerhouse, but which is your preferred market for Brisbane shopping and why?

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  1. I didn’t note too many ‘farmers’ at the Jan Powers Farmers Market!! Maybe the cost of a market stall is too expensive for real farmers to attend?

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  4. Mt Gravatt show grounds there fruit and veg are awesome and really good prices, plus you never know what you will find in the trash and treasure part

  5. As a farmer who value adds to make a living I made enquiries about a stall at Jan Powers Markets. Over $150 to have a stall for a day, plus liability insurance, plus accommodation in Brisbane ,plus fuel costs and add to that give a weekend without my family.

    Maybe we should think about why these ‘farmers’ charge so much.

  6. I am a Moggill/Powerhouse rotation girl…..I love the local feel of Moggill Market one Saturday then I drive across town mostly every 2nd Saturday for Jan Power’s wonderful New Farm Market…I shop for my family of 3 for the week with wonderful fresh produce for under $200 so I would never complain about price…don’t understand how people complain about price at Jan’s Market, for me it is the quality and connection to the growers and if it is the same or a little more than the horrible, dead stuff at the Supermarket I am a happy shopper.

  7. Love being able to wander up to the Boggo Rd markets, but my fave has to be in the city on a Wed. Gorgeous fresh flowers (best I’ve fount in Bris) and some nice treats to take home.

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  9. West End markets have the friendliest stallholders and the prices are really good. I have been a stallholder there and I loved every minute of it. I used to be a stallholder at JPs Farmers Markets at Mitchelton and New Farm but prices were too high and the people not as friendly. I was at the West End markets yesterday as a buyers and just loved being there. The fruit and veg selection is fabulous but make sure you shop around and get the best prices. The fish/meat guy is good too. A whole salmon for $20 last week and it was delicious. http://www.etsy.com/shop/CreativelyCouture

  10. Mt Gravatt Showgrounds Market on a Sunday is awesome! Only costs a buck to get in and the quality and range of Fruit and Vegetables is phenonemal! Prices are very competitive too! It’s our primary source of F&V.

  11. Powerhouse markets on alternating Saturdays are good. Nice way to spend your morning. Not super cheap, but the veggies are generally better quality than the supermarket for around the same price. Great place to go to get lots of cheeky sweet treats! Also, the Eagle Farm Markets! Pay a gold coin entry (I think it’s a bit of a joke to pay to get into markets, but whatever). Lots of variety of food items. Some of the other stuff is a bit cheap and nasty like phone covers and stuff. Should veto stall holders a little better I think

  12. From all my travels around the various Brisbane Markets, Moggill Markets at Brookfield takes the cake. It still has that cosy community. It’s quaint and friendly with just as much as variety as the inner city markets.

  13. If you ever want to go to a market run by people who ‘care’ this is the market. A market that is a genunie farmers market – full of ridgy didge farmers – you dont find that much anymore. The work this market has done to celebrate farmer of the year is amazing! Fantastic fresh produce and a welcoming atmosphere.

  14. The very best food market is the one at Brookfield.
    Moggill Markets @ Brookfield has REAL FARMERS.

    Its a market that cares from where the food comes, and a wonderful country feel. A warm friendly environment plenty of places to site and eat and talk to your friends. Shopping as it should be leisurely and relaxed, with the best quality straight from the farm.

  15. I like to go to the Jan Powers Markets either Powerhouse Or Manly – HOWEVER they are getting overpriced, the produce isn’t as fresh and the crowds are NUTS!

    I would like to vote for the Eagle Farm markets, very well setup, cheap parking (YOU CAN GET A PARK!) things there for kids (not that I have any) great range of produce, craft, food stalls and my personal favourite THE FLOWER MAN, this guy is great, great range, great value, great product and best of all GREAT! LOL

    Try it out, I’m going this Sunday to pick up some flowers and some new gluten free products.

  16. The Mummy Tree Markets is a great ‘family’ market and has unique products for the family – mostly handmade. They also have food and really good children’s entertainment. Access is great and it starts at 9am so great especially on a Sunday. They have markets in 3 different places in Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast too. Check them out they have a website and are on facebook.

  17. The sad things about the Jan Powers markets as there arent many ‘true farmers’ there – i went a week or so before xmas and the true farmers including, beef pork and strawberries were in 2 inches of mud – way to treat your very few farmers jan powers.

  18. I love the West End markets! I always enjoy heading there on a Saturday morning when I’m in Bris and getting my fruit and veg and then I enjoy a cardamom coffee and watch whatever live music they’ve got going on.

    I recently went to the Kelvin Grove markets and was pleasantly surprised by the range of food.

    I love markets!!

  19. Don’t forget the weekend markets at southbank are
    a great place to go or take visitors (friday night sat and sun)
    .It is not fruit and veg but it does have a lot of of emerging local designers producing all sorts of handmade funky jewellery and clothing and homeware. You will be surprised…I was!

  20. Its great that we have lots of food markets in Brisbane now, my personal favourite is JP Mitchelton market. I like to get there early, (5:30-6:00 am) Grab a coffee, have a browse and then buy some great produce and have a chat to the stall holders.

  21. The West End Markets in Davies Park. But go to Jan Powers instead (I hate it when mine are busy on a Saturday morning :)

  22. There are so many markets to choose from now. Kelvin Grove Village markets are great and friendly. Eagle Farm are a great new runner and offer a great day out for the whole family – pony rides, face painting etc for the kids. I’m excited about the new Balmoral markets about to start too. Clearly I get around and think that’s a good way to do, try different ones and find which ones you like.

  23. Am a bit over JP’s markets. Some great stuff but a whole lot of pretention too. Not an entirely relaxing experience. I reckon people should try a range of markets to find what fits them.

  24. I’ve been really happy with the Jan Power’s Farmers Markets in Reddacliff Place on Wednesdays. I love having all that produce at my fingertips during my working week, and the prices have been really good mostly too. I’ve found myself shopping smarter and eating healthier since they set up.

  25. The quality at the Powerhouse markets is top-notch but the prices are way too high and the crowds are crazy.

    I’m not going to tell you which is the best market in Brisbane, because I don’t want more people to find out about it!

  26. I love the Rocklea Night Markets (on Wednesday nights) – great produce, cheap prices, coffee, wine, cheese and no kids in tow – what more could you ask for ;)

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