27 march 2014

Where to buy the best fresh produce in Brisbane

Delicious food starts with fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Top quality produce can sometimes be hard to find, especially at reasonable prices. But if you live in Brisbane you don’t need to rely on the often overpriced and poor quality produce from the major supermarkets. If you get yourself to some of the best farmer’s markets and green grocers around the city, you can bag a bargain much fresher and tastier than what you often get from the supermarket giants.

Standing Room Only, one of the premier catering companies in Brisbane, only use the best ingredients in our culinary creations and we regularly source fresh ingredients from a number of suppliers and farmers markets around the city. Here’s our guide of the best places to buy fresh produce around Brisbane.


Davies Park Markets at West End

Held every Saturday from 6am in West End’s Davies Park off Montague Rd, these markets have a great array of produce as well as other fresh food, bakery and grab and go meals. Be sure to take cash with you, and get their early as it can get insanely busy.

Northey Street Organic Farmers Markets

The criteria for selling produce and food here is that everything is organic. Organic growers from around South East Queensland sell their produce and delicious organic foods here every Sunday between 6.00 – 10.30am so get here early!

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

The most famous and easily accessible of Brisbane’s fresh produce markets Jan Powers Farmers Markets are held in very frequently in four locations around Brisbane.

New Farm Park at the Powerhouse

Held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, parking can be difficult but with over 100 stalls it’s easy to see why this market is so popular.

Reddacliff Place (opposite the Casino) Brisbane City

Perfect for city workers, this market while smaller does offer some good produce options for those in the city who need quality produce on the go. Held every Wednesday from 10am-6pm.


Some of Brisbane’s best green grocers include:

Wray Organic at Mount Gravatt, Newmarket, Indooroopilly, Cannon Hill and Cleveland sell a diverse range of organic foods and produce in their market style stores. Definitely worth a visit for quality ingredients, although prices can be pricey compared to main supermarkets and markets.

Sam Coco Annerley at 310 Ipswich Road sells no frills and a no fuss produce items with some great specials that you need to see to believe.

Fresh Sensation in Westfield Carindale was also voted the Brisbane’s fresh retailer of the year in 2013, acknowledging the very high quality of their fruit and vegetables. Despite what you might think about fresh produce in mainstream shopping centres, this independent Green Grocer may change your thoughts.

At Standing Room Only we’re committed to only using the best quality produce and ingredients. If you’re looking for a catering company to create versatile and delicious finger food and menu items for your next event in Brisbane, contact us or give Andrew a call today on 0433 822 280.

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