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15 of the best fresh food markets on the Gold Coast

Dominica Czaczka | February 17, 2022

Soak up some rays, grab a boutique brew, and load your bag with market goodies.

Whether you’re shopping for artisan sourdough bread or the freshest veges in town, there’s no shortage of markets to check out on the Gold Coast. We’ve rounded up markets from across the city.

Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market

Merrimac State High School
When: Sunday, 6am – 11.30am

Green is the new black at the Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market, which stocks nothing but sustainably sourced, spray and chemical free produce. Here you’ll find a range of community stalls with some of the freshest organic produce in the biz. Throughout the month, the market offers stalls promoting environmental awareness, natural health practices and organic products. Have a cuppa in the shade this summer and soak up the relaxing atmosphere.

Lavelle Street Markets

Corner of Lavelle Street and Nerang Street, Nerang
When: Sunday, 6.30am – 12pm

Market fresh produce at half the price is what you’ll find at the Lavelle Streets Markets. Offering an authentic market experience, the wide range of stalls offer a variety of products at prices you can’t compare. Pick up fresh seafood and meat cuts, locally harvested honey and roasted coffee, dried fruit and nuts as well as a huge selection of fruit and veg.

HOTA Farmers & Artisan Markets

135 Bundall Road, Bundall
When: Sunday, 6am – 11.30am

The HOTA Farmers & Artisan Markets will fill your pantry with an assortment of fresh fruit and veg, honey, artisan cheeses and spreads. Once you’ve sorted your weekly shop, pick up a tasty treat from one of the many food vendors and pull up a spot lakeside to enjoy while listening to some live local music.

 

market items displayed on a table
Off the Hook Creations are at Emerald Lakes every Thursday

Beachside Arts and Craft Markets

Broadbeach, Burleigh, Coolangatta and Paradise Point esplanades
When: Every Sunday* 8am – 2pm

Browse souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, the weird and the wonderful ’til your heart’s content, at any of the beachside arts and craft markets. Held on Sundays on the fabulous Broadbeach, Coolangatta, and Burleigh Heads beach-fronts, these markets operate on a rotating roster and boast over 150 stalls showcasing the best and most original of Australian-made products, fresh produce, yummy food and live entertainment.
* Click here for the location and dates of the next market.

Ulla’s Flowers at Racecourse Markets (Photo credit: @racecoursemarkets)

Emerald Lakes Markets

The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes
When: Thursdays, 3pm – 7.00pm

You might think you are walking down a quaint European Village with the markets being held in the Village Centre of Emerald Lakes French Quarter. The markets showcase food inspired by tastes from around the world. Enjoy some shopping, dine-in at one of the many restaurants and grab a gelato for a full alfresco experience. Bon Appétit.

Racecourse Markets

Aquis Park at Racecourse Road, Bundall
When: Sunday, 6am – 11.30am

Bring the pooch along to these pet-friendly markets and enjoy a morning outdoors. Racecourse Markets support local growers in a paddock to plate experience. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere, grab a fresh brewed coffee and peruse everything from fresh flowers, pet treats, local seafood, jams, herbs and plants.

Ziggy Alberts performing at The Village Markets

The Village Markets. Image credit: Soda Photography

The Village Markets. Image credit: Soda Photography

The Village Markets

Burleigh State School, Burleigh Heads
When: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 8.30am – 1pm

The Village Markets are more than just a market. It’s a collaborative community of small businesses, designers, artists, creative, foodies, musicians, culture seekers and sustainable shoppers. Enjoy a cruisy Sunday morning browsing the stalls, grab some street food while listening to some live music and enjoy good vibes only.

Burleigh Farmers Markets

Burleigh State School, Burleigh Heads
When: Every Saturday from 7am

Rain, hail or shine, Burleigh Farmer’s Markets have all your fresh food needs sorted. Think fresh farm produce, organic fruit and vegetables, gourmet and global foods, meat, fish, deli products and of course hot coffee and bakery treats! Complete with live entertainment, you can also snap up fresh blooms, plants, arts and crafts, antiques, and more.

The Sanctuary Markets

28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
When: Every Friday, 4.00pm – 9pm

Start you weekend off early with a trip to the Sanctuary Markets at the village green of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Make a beeline for the international food stall holders and munch on everything from woodfired pizzas, Turkish gozleme to Hungarian langos.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
When: Friday & Saturday, 4pm – 9pm

An institution on the markets scene, Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets has clocked up nearly a quarter of a century on the books, with over 100 stalls lining the esplanade, you’ll have plenty of options to browse from as you trail along the iconic Surfers Paradise coastline.

Helensvale Farmers Market

Helensvale State High School, Helensvale
When: Saturday, 6am – 11am

You don’t have to head south to enjoy a morning at the markets! Every Saturday, Helensvale locals emerge at the local farmers markets to stock up on fresh produce for the week ahead. Find everything from seasonal fruit and veg, freshly baked breads and treats, homemade pies and chutneys to natural soaps and soy candles.

@mudgeerabacountrymarket

@mudgeerabacountrymarket

Carrot cake from @yulas_kitchen @mudgeerabacountrymarkets

Mudgeeraba Country Market

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Mudgeeraba
When: 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 7am – 12pm

You’ll feel like you’ve taken a step back to simpler times when you visit the Mudgeeraba Country Market. The community-minded mentality truly shines through here, with organisers creating a neighbourhood hub to support local growers and makers. Fill your basket with produce from family-run farm stalls, stock up on firewood and sink your teeth into some freshly made cakes.

Marina Mirage Markets

74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
When: Saturday, 7am – 12pm

Fancy sipping on fresh juice and nibbling on flaky croissants as you browse market stalls? The Marina Mirage Markets are a treat for your tastebuds, dishing up everything from fresh baked goods, gourmet delicacies and deli goods to farm fresh fruit and veg.

Ground Grocer | Currumbin Eco Village

2 Village Way Currumbin Valley
When: Wednesday 9am-2pm, and Saturday 8am-2pm.

Ground is located in the lush surrounds of the Ecovillage at Currumbin in the beautiful Currumbin Valley. Purveyors of certified organic, chemical free and locally grown fresh produce, Ground picks food on the day it is sold bringing the most nutrient-dense food to their customers.

Ground Grocer at Currumbin

Sanctuary Cove Farmer’s Markets

Sanctuary Cove Marine Village

When: Every Saturday 7am – 11.30am

These new farmer’s markets brings freshness and happiness to the northern Gold Coast. Located in the Marine Village, buy the freshest just picked fruits from local farmers. End your morning with a leisurely stroll along the marina.

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