Noosa Farmers Market, a Sunday morning ritual

In the early hours of Sunday mornings long before most of us are out of bed, there’s a buzz of activity at the AFL carpark on Weyba Road Noosaville, where 75 or so local farmers, growers and producers are busily setting up their stalls in preparation for the weekly Noosa Farmers Market.

Early morning, before the crowds arrive

Surrounded by beautiful gum trees and adjacent to Weyba Creek, the Noosa Farmers Market has an atmosphere of both serenity and a buzz of lively activity. A trip to the Noosa Farmers Market is a Sunday morning ritual for me – indeed many Noosa locals as it is quite the social meeting place. More importantly, Noosa Farmers Market is a treasure trove of the finest and freshest Sunshine Coast produce, offering organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, sourdough breads, artisan cheeses, olives oils, quality local seafood, dips, jams, chutneys and much much more.

Beautiful mushrooms available at the market

There are too many stalls to list in this post, but some of my favourites are:
Spanner Crabs Noosa – fresh, local seafood
Suncoast Limes – limes and lime products
Fromart – Swiss-style raw milk cheeses
Steve Waugh’s Vegies – beautiful vegetables, famous for their beans and tomatoes
Eumundi Smokehouse – smoked and handcrafted sausages and charcuterie
Bendele Farm – free range poultry, including chicken, duck and goose
A & T Poultry – freshly laid free range eggs
Banana & Ginger Stall – bananas, avocadoes, ginger and sweet tomatoes

Ona and Linda at the Suncoast Limes stall

Kaz manning his Eumundi Smokehouse stall

Mark from Fromart Cheeses

Stay tuned to this blog, as we’ll be reviewing various stallholders’ products over the coming weeks.
As well as stocking your fridge and pantry with some of the best Sunshine Coast produce, you can wake yourself up with a good cup of coffee, chat to the growers and producers who are only too happy to talk about their wares, indulge in breakfast or just soak up the ambiance. There’s a jumping castle on offer for the kids, and live music to add to the atmosphere.
A couple of tips: don’t leave it too late or the best goodies will be gone. And if it’s been raining the markets turn into somewhat of a quagmire, so wear closed in shoes gumboots are the go.
For the foodie, no stay in Noosa is complete without a visit to the Noosa Farmers Markets. And for my local readers, you already know how lucky we are…
life’s a feast runs intimate guided tours of the Noosa Farmers Market the first Sunday of every month and by special arrangement
Noosa Farmers Markets
AFL Grounds, Weyba Road, Noosaville
Every Sunday, 7am – 12 noon
www.noosafarmersmarket.com.au

4 Responses to “Noosa Farmers Market, a Sunday morning ritual”

  • Marie:

    Noosa Farmers markets are worth getting up for every Sunday. If you get to the egg people early enough you get 6 poulet eggs for free! Every stall is worth a visit. Lush delights curry pastes are to die for. Yum. Looking forward to your market reports Gail. Have to also mention Wensleys English stall…pork pie and eccles cakes. A little bit of the home land in Noosa.

  • Karin Radburnd:

    I’ll have to come and visit. It sounds and looks just lovely!!

    :0)

    Karin

  • Jenny:

    The Noosa Farmers Markets sounds fantastic! I’m heading up to Noosa in a few weeks, and I’ll make sure a drop in and stock up.

  • gail:

    Thank you for your comment Marie, as you pointed out there as so many great stalls I wasn’t able to mention them all in this article. Wensleys English stall is fabulous, I served their Leicestshire sausges on a bed of mash & onion jam for dinner last night – the ultimate comfort food! Their pork pies are fantastic too. Lush curry pastes are also terrific, such a lovely couple that run the business.

    Karin, you must come and pay a visit, it is well worth the drive.

    Jenny, hope to see you up here soon!

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