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Published March 3rd 2014
A Little Bit of the Country in the City
When I drove into Capalaba Produce, we were welcomed with old wooden country style farm buildings. A windmill added to the rustic charm of this place and for a moment I thought I was in the country. But Capalaba Produce, with its small village feel, is actually a pet store with a difference. It is divided into different buildings and each have their own speciality area. There is Kiwi Fine Foods, Capalaba Saddlery, the Hay Shed, Ted's Corner, and Capalaba Produce's main building which is a pet store and a nursery.

Capalaba Produce Windmill
A Country Feel

Ted's Corner is a great place to visit with young children. We got to see a variety of farm animals that are for sale, including sheep, cows, geese, chickens, ducks, goats, peacocks and more. Some of the animals roam freely around the grounds which make you believe you are actually on a farm. Once a month Capalaba Produce provide free pony rides, so check out their Facebook page for dates and times. My little girl loved seeing all of the animals and has since asked if we can go back again.

Capalaba Produce Ted's Corner
Young Children Will Love Ted's Corner


Capalaba Produce Animals
Some Animals Roam Freely

As well as being able to purchase turtles, mice, birds and fish, the pet store caters for all your animals. You can buy all of your pet's food and treats, in addition to purchasing things like chicken coops and fencing.

Capalaba Produce Animal Feed
Get Everything For Your Pet

From the Hay Shed you can buy your hay, straw and mulch, and there plenty of signs posted to say that the staff will load all of your heavy goods into your car for you. We saw proof of this during our visit.

Capalaba Produce Hay Shed
The Hay Shed

The small nursery was well stocked and had a good selection of plants.

Capalaba Produce Nursery
A Good Variety of Plants to Choose From

Crossing the car park we went to see what the Saddlery had to offer. We were welcomed into the store and although we were just browsing the staff were very helpful. The Saddlery supplies everything for both horse owners and riders. The store had horse saddles, bridles, stirrups, hats, safety equipment and much more. Capalaba Saddlery have their own website, so for more information and their opening hours, be sure to check it out at here.

Capalaba Saddlery
Capalaba Saddlery

We then followed the verandah around to the back of this building and found garden furniture and quirky garden ornaments for sale. My daughter was intrigued by them.

Capalaba Produce Garden Ornaments
Take a Friend Home

Eventually we were led into Kiwi Fine Foods store. The small store stocked a variety of goods imported from New Zealand. You can buy New Zealand biscuits, sauces, chocolates, chips and other goods. The store also sells small home decorations which were tasteful and modern. There were some lovely gift ideas. For more details check out their website. Their opening times differ from the other areas of Capalaba Produce. If you can't make it to the store you can also make purchases online.

Kiwi Fine Foods Store
There Were Lovely Little Gifts to Buy

Kiwi Fine Foods is home to Capalaba Produce's own café. Here we sat on the verandah and had a coffee and a cake and my daughter enjoyed an ice cream. The cafe is only small but it was a nice way to finish off exploring what Capalaba Produce had to offer.

Capalaba Produce Cafe
Cafe Seating on the Verandah

So before you head to the large chain pet shops or garden centres, pay a visit to Capalaba Produce and take your little one to Ted's Corner. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Why? Bring the kids to see the animals
When: Mon to Fri - 7am to 7pm, Sat - 7am to 5pm, Sun - 8am to 5pm. Check out the websites for the opening hours of Capalaba Saddlery and Kiwi Fine Foods.
Phone: 07 3390 1433
Where: Capalaba Produce
Cost: Visiting is free
Your Comment
I love the cow sculptures.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12245) 1842 days ago
what a great article and fantastic place, one for the to do list - thank you
by Anne Dignam (score: 2|870) 1842 days ago
Can't wait to take my grandchildren there they will live this. Tks for sharing
by ros_w (score: 0|4) 1839 days ago
Please note the opening hours have changed :)
Mon-Wed 7am to 6pm.
Thur 7am to 7pm
Fri 7am to 6pm
Sat 7am to 5pm
Sun 8am to 5pm
by kirra (score: 0|2) 1602 days ago
You do not have to be a "little one" to enjoy Ted's Corner. Why does everyone seem to think that animals are only for kids' enjoyment? If more adults took as much interest in animals as I do, then we certainly wouldn't have anywhere near the abuse and neglect that I see at the shelter I volunteer at. How about telling people that Ted's Corner is something everyone will enjoy?
by kiera (score: 0|2) 1516 days ago
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