Farmers Markets for the paleo shopper

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Searching for fresh, organic, seasonal produce? Local farmers’ markets are popping up everywhere and provide a great opportunity for you to source farm-fresh produce and to connect with the people who nurtured it.

Most of the produce is paleo-friendly since it comes from small, local farms who place a high emphasis on quality, natural production and respect for the environment.

From gourmet sausages made with grass-fed meat, to freshly picked apples to fresh water trout caught the same day, you’ll always find something new at your local farmers’ markets.

Here are some of our favourite farmers’ markets across Australia.

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Sydney

Eveleigh Farmers’ Market.

Every Saturday from 8am – 1pm.

Location: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

This neighbourhood market is a great one-stop-shop for all foodie lovers across Sydney. Featuring over 70 regular stallholders who deliver farm fresh produce to accommodate all your foodie needs.

Here you’ll find a variety of goods including seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic lamb, beef, dairy, pork, poultry, artisan bread, smoked fish and breakfast from gourmet chefs such as Kylie Kwong. Dips, chutneys, sweet and savoury treats are also available, all from local providers. This market even offers a free Park’n’ride service from the Australian Technology Park making it easy to access.

Sydney Sustainable Markets.

Every Saturday from 8am -1pm.

Location: Taylor Square, Corner of Bourke and Flinders St, Sydney CBD

This is not your ordinary food market but a sustainable food revolution. Sydney Sustainable Markets bring a taste of the country to the heart of Sydney City.

Purchasing products from the Sydney Sustainable Markets will help you become part of the sustainable food revolution by supporting your local farmers and eating seasonally to reduce your food miles. There are ample organic and chemical free delicious produce on offer to meet all your foodie needs.

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Melbourne

Farmers Market at the Old Cheese Factory

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 8am – 12:30pm

Location: 34 Homestead Road,
Berwick

Featuring a number of gluten-free stalls, this market is great for the food-lover looking for gluten-free options that will salivate your taste buds. It also features fresh and organic produce such as free range lamb, beef, pork and certified organic eggs along with herb and vegetable seedlings.

Fitzroy St Farmers Market

Every 4th Saturday of the month, 8:30am – 1pm

80 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Providing an abundance of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, this farmer market is a veggie-lover’s paradise. Don’t worry Paleos - they also offer delicious, organic salt bush lamb, dry aged beef, goat, pork and fresh seafood to cater to your every need. You must also try the probiotic feel good juice from Dr. Chan, full of real food goodness!

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Adelaide

Adelaide Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday 9am – 1pm

Location: Adelaide Showground

This is the largest farmers’ market in South Australia. Farmers and producers flock here from every region in South Australia to sell seasonal produce direct to the consumer, making choice abundant. This market features everything you could possibly need, catering to all your paleo-dining needs. Whether you are after certified organic, certified biodynamic, macrobiotic, gluten-free or dairy-free produce this market will have something for you!

Mount Gambier Farmers Market

Every Saturday 9am – 12pm

Location: Mt Gambier Public Library, 10 Watson Terrace, Mt Gambier

This farmers market is located in the heart of Mount Gambier at the public library. Providing fresh and sustainable produce from the local community there is a weekly update to what is available. On offer this week includes organic olive oil, ocean trout and smoked trout and raw honey and seasonal vegetables and fruit. If you are looking for great organic produce, with a neighbourhood focus this is the market for you!

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Perth

Kyilla Community Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday from 8am – 11:30am.

Location: Kyilla Park, Clieveden St, North Perth.

This is a family friendly farmers’ market located in North Perth. With all the proceeds going to Kyilla Primary School it has a great sense of community feel. This farmers’ market offers your regular organic, fresh produce as well as some great paleo-friendly gourmet food stalls that will salivate your taste buds. Why not try some of their raw, activated crackers.

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Brisbane

Organic Gold Coast Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday from 6am – 11:30am

Location: Miami State High School, Gold Coast Highway, Miami

This market prides themselves on having fresh produce that was only “picked yesterday.” Their seasonal fruits are delicious and they even offer heritage varieties of seasonal vegetables such as dandelion greens, kale, daikon radish and chard. Grab a cup of some delicious herbal tea’s from a qualified herbalist and check out all the produce on offer.

Jan Powers Farmers Market, Newfarm

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 6am – 12pm

Location: The Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm.

This farmer market caters to all the gourmet food needs for the health-conscious food connoisseur. Feast on paleo-friendly omelettes as you pack your basket full of farm fresh fruit and veg, meats, seafood’s, and herbs for the week ahead.

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Canberra

Capital Region Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 7:30am to 11:30am

Location: Exhibition Park, Canberra

Get in early for the best produce from around Australia’s capital from over 100 stallholders. It is also home to a great range of local manufacturers selling chai tea, coffee beans, artisan meats and locally pressed oils. A community-run market, it’s a great place to do your weekly shop or for out-of-towners to see one of Canberra’s food destinations.

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Currently studying a BA of Internet Communications, Nicole has a strong passion for reading, writing and of course food! After working in the hospitality industry for many years, she has gained insight into food and learned new cooking methods, as well as meeting great people. Nicole believes food and cooking are a universal language in which everyone understands.

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