3 new Brisbane markets to check out | The Gourmand & Gourmet

3 new Brisbane markets to check out

Have your Sundays been a little bereft of organic produce and delicious market fare lately (arguably the best excuse to go and have crispy potato swirls for breakfast)? Well hunt down your green bags, because Brisbane is getting three new markets, and they’re all worth getting up a little early on the weekend for! Calamvale Farmers Market | Calamvale | Launches: January 31 If your version of ‘wholesome eating’ in 2015 was a little more ‘hole-some’ (i.e. consuming every single donut hybrid under the sun) rather than farm-fresh and fabulous, don’t fret, we’ve found the solution that will get your 2016 off to a fresh start. The Calamvale Farmers Markets are the newest premium markets on the south side of Brisbane that offer a wide range of direct-from-the-farm produce, freshly cooked food, drinks and handmade crafts – there really is something for everyone! So bring your basket and head to Calamvale every Sunday for a morning filled with the freshest fruit and veggies, sensational seafood, steaming bread, gorgeous cakes, perfect pastries, coffee and so much more! With the opportunity to talk to the farmers and enter competitions too, it will truly be a fruitful morning. Don’t stall, get in there early! Moo and Glue Markets | Carina | Launches: January 31 You can shop local, eat local, spend local and enjoy local at Carina’s new markets The Moo and Glue Markets are all about growing our community by promoting buying local produce – a trend that you should definitely get on board with in 2016. This wonderful little weekly-destination will be the perfect place to stock up on locally grown produce, meat and seafood, gourmet foods, brilliantly quirky crafts, and of course, coffee. While you’re at it, why not treat yourself to something delicious from one of the many awesome food trucks parked about the markets? A Miss Daisy soft serve smothered in chocolate sauce or an Eat That Cake Malteaser cupcake are totally acceptable breakfasts when they’re make from local ingredients, right? So head on down to the Moo and Glue Markets every Sunday from 7am-1pm and embrace a habit that you’ll be glad to stick to! With tonnes of gluten free options, amazing fresh produce, crafts and competitions running all day, there’s something for every member of the family. Metre Market | Morningside | Launching: February 7 Metre Market is latest boutique market where fashion, music, food, art and good vibes collide! Forget hand-me-downs and awkward online ads showcasing your pre-loved just-a-bit-too-skinny jeans (we’re looking at you, cronuts). Metre Markets provides an exciting new platform where you can clear out your wardrobe and sell your pre-loved and designer clothing; all you have to do is register for some space, bring your threads, hang them up and sell away! Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy the tasty eats and smooth coffee of a whole lineup of local food trucks, as well as live tunes, art installations and fresh market blooms. So grab your clothes, grab your friends or just take yourself out on a Sunday from 9am-2pm and shop up a storm! To market, to market, to get a food baby! Words by Caroline Tully