On the first Sunday of every month, the Southern end of Blackwood Drive comes alive with the Jan Powers Mitchelton Farmers Markets. The markets have become a popular destination for locals who flock to the markets even on a rainy day to purchase their fresh fruit and vegetables, enjoy one of the delicious coffee vendors, or visit one of the many international cuisine stalls.
The Jan Powers Farmers Markets are well known around Brisbane as a popular and bustling farmers with other popular markets held at New Farm, Stones Corner, Manly and Queen Street throughout the year. The markets are predominately focused towards a farmers markets however not exclusively with local artists, designers, and food manufacturers well represented at the markets.
At the Mitchelton Farmers Markets you can expect to find over one hundred stalls selling a variety of wares including
- Local fruit and vegetable growers from the South-East Queensland region. Including specialty stalls focused on strawberries, bananas and even fruit grown to the sounds of Mozart and other classical composers.
- Poultry, seafood, meat and event a sausage smokehouse
- International cuisine from around the wall. French, Indian, German and more.
- Multiple coffee vendors
- Organic and gluten free produce
- Lollies and nuts
- and much, much more
If the food and coffee vendors at the markets do not suit your taste, once finished in the markets you can head to a nearby arcade where you can find a variety of local cafes where you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere of the markets and watch the shoppers browse the stalls.
Parking at the Jan Powers Mitchelton Markets is relatively easy with the best option probably being one of the Mitchelton Train Station car parks which are found either side of the train line and both accommodating over 100 cars each. Heading to the markets by public transport is also easy with the Mitchelton Train Station adjacent to the markets and a focus point for local buses as well.
The Jan Powers Mitchelton Markets lives up to the reputation that has been built around the Jan Powers name, with high quality stalls, knowledgeable vendors and a high turnout of both stall vendors and patrons even on a rainy day ensuring the long term success of these markets. Along with the surrounding local cafes and shops this market is sure to be an enjoyable experience and well worth a visit on the first Sunday morning of the month.
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