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Cleveland Village Farmer's Markets

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Published January 22nd 2013
Sunday shopping by the bay
We took a Sunday drive out to the bay last weekend to check out the Cleveland Village Farmer's Markets and to lunch at the Grand View Hotel, recommended to us by a friend.

The markets run each Sunday from 7.00am - 1.00pm in a closed off section of Bloomfield Street (between Middle and Queens Streets) flanked by a row of shops and cafes, most of which were open for Sunday trading.

Cleveland Village Farmer's Markets

The atmosphere was incredibly relaxed and I'm not sure if it's a regular occurrence or a result of the extreme heat, but the markets were very quiet which actually made shopping and strolling from stall to stall a pleasure.

With perhaps 50 stalls, the market presented a surprisingly eclectic array of products and a slight New Age or mystic edge; from plants and herbs to jewellery, windchimes and cowbells, incense, essential oils and Tarot readings.

Food wise I saw half a dozen fresh produce stalls including one organic grower and Stanthorpe's famous unwaxed apples, fresh seafood, a butcher and a baker; we were lucky to pick up a bucket of Bowen mangoes for $10. Specialty stalls included freshly roasted nuts, a deli proffering olives, stuffed bellpeppers and smoked mushrooms amongst other delicacies, and Chai Tea blends. Freshly made pizza and Transylvanian Cheese Pies are available for purchase, as is fairy floss and snow cones for the kids.

Fresh produce stall

My personal favourites were the peanut butter freshly made from Kingaroy peanuts (I bought a large for $8), and the colourful Equitable Trade woven baskets - my friend picked a gorgeous and spacious one for just $30.

Freshly made peanut butter

Woven basket $30

They're certainly not the biggest or best markets that Brisbane has to offer, but the Cleveland Village Farmer's Markets do have a unique charm and atmosphere and were an absolute pleasure to visit.
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Why? Unique markets by the bay
When: Every Sunday, 7.00am - 1.00pm
Phone: 0417 728 844
Where: Bloomfield Street, Cleveland
Cost: Free entry
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