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Published March 25th 2015
Because every family needs a farmer
Come and meet the farmers who work hard to put food on your table
Do you find it hard to get to your favourite farmers' market on the weekends? Then you'll be glad to hear that there is now a genuine farmers' market that gives you the opportunity to buy your fresh produce mid week. The Fig Tree Farmers' Market is held from 2pm - 7pm every Wednesday at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Experienced market organisers, John and Erica Parker, are hoping that this market will give people an opportunity to do their produce shopping and then grab a bite to eat from one of the many food stalls - perhaps joining family or friends to enjoy a meal and the live entertainment provided.
The Parkers are well placed to manage this new and rapidly expanding market. They have run the very successful Moggill Markets for many years and their daughter runs The Gap Farmers' Market. This is a genuine farmers' market, giving you the opportunity to purchase fresh produce that has low travel miles, a longer shelf life and is very reasonably priced. It also ensures that local farmers and producers receive a fair price for their goods.
You won't see art and craft items here - the emphasis at the Fig Tree Farmers' Market is strongly on food and there's a great variety to choose from. If you're lingering to enjoy a meal, French, German, Hungarian, Turkish, Mauritian, Italian, Indian, Greek, Asian and Dutch cuisines are on offer as well as wood-fired pizzas and Guiness pies. New to the market is an Abyssinian food stall. There are plenty of opportunities to try something new for dinner when you visit this market.
Fresh fruit, vegetables, Kingaroy cheeses, Tillari free range pork, ham and bacon, free range chicken, spices, Leavain artisan breads, wines, liqueurs, baked goods, Tasmanian beef and lamb and fresh seafood from Straddie's Rufus King Seafoods all vie for space in your market trolley. Trying to keep cool? Try the real fruit ice-cream, iced teas, freshly squeezed fruit and veg juices, naturally flavoured shaved ice or get fresh with something cool from Sunshine Coast Limes. You can even pick up beautiful fresh flowers or new plants to freshen up your garden.