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Yandina Markets

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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published August 26th 2012
Get your fruits and vegetables from the ones who grow them
If you're looking to stick it to the big supermarket chains when it comes to your fresh fruit and vegetables get down to the Yandina Markets on a Saturday soon.
The locals love Yandina Markets
The locals love Yandina Markets

This is a real community grassroots market they're not looking for international attention or growing to the size of the Eumundi Markets. Located on North St in the hinterland town, you will find the easiest park at the Freemasons church down the road for a $2 donation. If you get there early enough I'm sure you can get a free spot on the side of the road, but this might just be the easiest way of doing it.
There is plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables here...
There is plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables here...

It was all about fresh produce and plants here. Majority of the stalls I came across were dealing in one or the other. For the garden, they had everything from ferns to palm trees. Flowers seemed to be the most popular item, you could certainly fill out a nursery with the things on sale here. Foodies need not worry they haven't been left out completely. Besides almost every second stall offering fruit and vegetables I noticed some speciality stores for cheese, honey and seafood.
...and plenty for the garden also
...and plenty for the garden also

Clothing and second hand books were the other items to have a notable presence. It was disappointing to see a lot of the other stalls selling what looked to be junk it was like a glorified garage sale, a lot of the items on sale would have probably been better off being donated to one of the OP shops in the area. Having said that, you never know what collectable might just make its way out here a diamond in the rough, so to speak. The stuff for the kids might be a different story I saw plenty there that would entertain anyone under the age of 10 at a cheap price.
A lot of second hand gear is also on offer
A lot of second hand gear is also on offer

If you're looking to fill out your shed you're also in luck I was surprised to see at least two stalls selling what looked like hundreds of second-hand gardening tools like rakes, pitchforks, shovels, axes and the like.
The market has three alleyways
The market has three alleyways

It won't take you too long to go around Yandina Markets either there are only three aisles here and they're pretty short. There was also a bit of entertainment, I noticed at least two musicians busking at opposite sides of the market so music was never too far away.
Plenty of helpful stallholders here
Plenty of helpful stallholders here

If you're looking for something to eat that's not the fruit and vegetable you just picked up, you might find some luck with a couple of stalls. If you've got a thirst, go to the Noosa's Natural Cane Juice stall for a good, natural drink. I'd recommend the fresh lime and ginger it's got a real kick to it. I also noticed a stall selling fresh poffertjes thanks to Poffertjes Yum if you're after something a bit sweet. There was of course the good, old, reliable sausage sizzle with money going towards a local club.
Grabbing a drink from Noosa's Natural Cane Juice
Grabbing a drink from Noosa's Natural Cane Juice

If you're looking to freshening up your garden with some flowers and plants or want to fill up the fridge with fresh fruit and vegetables then come to the Yandina Markets it's a great way to support the local growers.
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Why? For cheap fresh fruit, vegetables and plants sourced locally and to pick up a bargain from one of the second-hand stalls
When: Saturdays, 7am-12noon
Where: North Street, Yandina
Cost: As much or as little as you need (there is an ATM on site if need be)
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Yandina markets sell really good quality plants. If wanting great information on rainforest plants/trees visit the two fellas in the far right hand corner of the market from the main road. Fantastic bought all my trees from them and not lost one.
by rose (score: 0|4) 2501 days ago
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