Last weekend I was invited to the grand opening day of the Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Market on the north side of Brisbane. The site is at a closed university campus and was absolutely swamped with people on day one.
We met at 10am and I was 5 minutes late trying to get through the swarm of people. The organisers of the market must have been over the moon at the numbers in attendance. By 10am there were several stalls with sold-out signs. I doubt they expected the numbers or they’d have stocked a lot more produce and banana bread.
The market has great signage and are all aimed at making people smile.
I was shocked when I saw a dog on a leash and asked if the market was dog friendly and it is! There were dogs everywhere but with that many people it must have been tough for the four-leggers. I don’t think I’d bring Charlie to a place with that many people to trip over him. There were no unfriendly gestures and no dog did a naughty and left it behind and that means a lot.
Did I say dog friendly and forgot the pig? Yes, there was a pig in attendance. He was really cute. Big and cute.
You’ll find vegetables fresh from the farm at their peak goodness. I bought some of these tomatoes.
There’s also a fun place for kids to play in so they can take a break from watching mum and dad shop.
There are several areas with cooked food and lots of places to sit.
You’ll also find fresh flowers and plants.
We have some wonderful farmers markets up here on the Sunshine Coast but if I lived closer I certainly would. The market is really well organised and has everything I’d want to see in a market.
Saturdays 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
Old QUT Campus
532 Beams Rd