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Published August 31st 2011
So it's a beautiful Saturday morning and you're weighing up whether to stay in bed and read a book or get out of bed and do something productive with your day. Well, if you want to go with the first option then all the power to you, I hope it's a good book. However, if you do want to get out and about, feel the sun's rays, and do some shopping at the same time, then come on down to the Kelvin Grove Urban Village Markets.
The Kelvin Grove Markets are held on Blamey Street in the Urban Village in Kelvin Grove. Each Saturday they close off the street, set up their stalls, and welcome customers from all over through their gates (okay, so there's not really gates, but you get the point).
The Kelvin Grove Markets have a little bit of everything. There is live music, which starts early in the morning and runs throughout the day.
There is fresh fruit and veg, herbs and spices, a range of teas and coffees, fresh baked goods, gourmet cheeses, meat, organic and health foods, eggs, and an assortment of honey.
There is also lots of yummy food from around the globe, like Hungarian Lángos, German sausages, homemade Greek pastries, proper Turkish kebabs, and Japanese teppanyaki.
Considerate as they are, they even have an eclectic dessert line up, including ice cream and sorbet, confectionery, poffertjes, and homemade chocolate, mountains of it.
If you're not in the market for food, perhaps you should check out the variety of stores that sell clothes, hats, and bags.
Perhaps you'd like to pick up a fresh bouquet of flowers for a loved one.
Or perhaps you want to pop in to the book stall and see if you can't uncover a gem of two.
There are even a few specialist stores, there is a shop that sells only buttons, but boy do they have a great range. You can even pick up a new case for your phone.
By heath - reader Friday, 2nd of September @ 10:54 am
Some like it hot, some like it cold. Got a photo of our Music Cafe between the witches hats and the the veggies Lol.
By Anonymous Wednesday, 14th of September @ 05:21 am
hi,no one has told people how to go about booking there own stall ,cost ,ect i have just looked on all the web links andf found nothing ,.
By tooaa - reader Wednesday, 14th of December @ 02:36 am
A lovely market - not too big and all food groups are in great hands except, and this is my only gripe, a good seafood monger. There is a fellow up the top but his salmon is just a frozen addendum to his main meat business. Oh, and the parking is a pain unless you get there at 6am. But otherwise a compact and efficient and lovely way to stock up on good stuff.
By vince - reader Saturday, 26th of May @ 04:25 am
I'm interested in this market! is it only open on Saturday? is it big or small?
By ninib - reader Tuesday, 24th of July @ 05:25 am
Can anyone please tell me if they stock spaghetti squash at their stall?