G’day, I love farmers markets, I think they are rock on so many levels. Visiting the Mullum Farmers Market on a Friday, is one of my favourite things to do. I also love taking visitors there and collecting yummy produce for a picnic lunch.
So why do I love Farmers Markets so much? Farmers markets often have organic or non-certified organic produce. You are putting your money directly in the pockets of the farmers. You eat local & seasonal produce. Its a great meeting point for people you know. There is often wonderful buskers playing music. They support local community groups.
Why on earth anyone would go to a supermarket, with florescent lights, muzak, “fresh produce” that has been chemically ripened, putting your money in the pockets of big corporations who are pushing farmers to the brink.
And I just happen to live in the middle of Farmers Market Central and so am spoiled for choice for weekly farmers markets.
- New Brighton (Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads) 8-11am
- Lismore (Organic) – Showground 8-11am
- Murwillumbah, Queensland rd, 7-11am
- Nimbin 3-6pm
- Byron Bay, Butler st reserve, 8am-11am
- Mullumbimby, showground, Main Arm Rd, 7-11am
- Bangalow, Pub car park, 8-11am
- Uki, 8-11am
- Blue Knob Gallery, 8:30am-12:00pm
- Lismore (showground), 8:30-11am
- Tabulam, 9am-2pm
We are also lucky in the Northern Rivers of NSW, that we have so much great fresh local produce, such as; bananas, peaches, nectarines, avocados, lemons, limes, mandarins, watermelon, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin, ginger, turmeric, honey, olives, macadamia, pecans, coffee, tea, beef, dairy, pork, oysters to name but a few.
When travelling around I always find out where the local farmers markets are and get some nice fresh, local food. Where is your favourite farmers market?
Enjoy your journey