3 new markets are coming to town! | Gourmand and Gourmet

3 new markets are coming to town!

As if you needed an excuse to ditch the supermarkets for good to stock up on fresh, local produce instead, three brand new markets are hitting town (well, one of them is already here), all of them full of farm fresh eats, tasty treats and hand crafted goodies. From the north to the south, there’s a Brisbane market for you, so clear your next couple of weekends and grab the green bags – it’s market day! Jan Powers Hawthorne Twilight Markets | Hawthorne Brisbane’s favourite morning markets are branching out, launching a chilled new twilight market in Hawthorne Park on April 1. The first and third Friday evening of every month will see over 40 stalls take over the suburban park, with something to please pretty much everyone. From stocking up on farm fresh produce and artisan delights to filling your belly with everything from French pizzas and cheese creations to dumplings and snags, it’ll all be happening here – there’ll even be a cheeky bar! Take the kids and let them loose on the jumping castle or just bring the dog to lead you home after you’ve had one too many drinks and dumplings. Milton Markets | Milton Anyone who’s been missing the Red Hill Markets can breathe a sigh of relief, because they’re back – just in a brand new home, this one at CDOP, Cribb Street. Returning in all their foodie glory on Sunday 17 April, the Milton Markets will have more space, wayyyy more car parks (hallelujah!) and more stalls than ever – all of them dedicated to supporting local. Will your favourite Red Hill Markets stall still be there every Sunday from 6am-12pm? Only one way to find out – go check them out on 17 April! We’re seriously hoping The Fat Shed will make a reappearance, but you know, vegetables and raw treats are good too. Ipswich Farmers & Artisan Markets | Ipswich It’s about time Ipswich got there own farmers markets and finally they have. Happening every Saturday from 6am-1pm right in the heart of the city through the mall, you’ll find loads of local produce and gourmet goodies, with plenty of free parking to make life just that little bit easier. Be sure to stop at the Southern Queensland Country stall to find out just how much better fruit and veg tastes when it only has to travel from the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, and leave time to stop for a bite to eat at stalls like I Love Calamari and Ich Bin Ein Bratwurst. To market, to market we go! Words by Ranyhyn Akui