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Local markets continue to be both the main way that consumers stay in contact with local producers and suppliers as well as an important step in the establishment of new and diverse food suppliers. The Market Co GC (formerly Your Local Markets) has been running vibrant farmers markets on the Gold Coast for 16 years...
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Settled by Europeans in the 1840s, Currumbin Valley, with its rich, fertile soil has long been associated with food production. Its original use for logging and grazing was soon joined by the establishment of banana plantations, sugar crops and dairy farms. When the Nerang to Tweed railway line was opened in 1903 with a station...
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“Organics is one of Australia’s top 5 growth industries, becoming mainstream,” says the Australian Organic Market Report. “Supermarkets are fast embracing organics, with growth propelled by the average Australian,” the report adds. There are lots of reasons to increase the amount of organic food we consume, including eating more nutrients and taking far less chemicals...
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Burleigh Heads Farmers Markets, opened in June 2012, offer a different blend of produce and wares to other markets on the coast. There are fruit and vegetables for sale (like other markets, some are sold by retailers rather than by farmers), gourmet foods and deli items, artisan bread and pasta, meat and fish, fresh flowers...
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Living many years in Cairns brought the joy of eating from Neptune’s bounty – a feast of the freshest seafood straight from the boats (or from your own boat), the nightly haul of mudcrabs sold live and trussed at Rusty’s Market the next morning, a raw slab of tuna, red and glistening, cut straight from...
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Too often we think of holidays as a journey overseas or interstate, but there’s much to discover in our own backyards…as we found out last weekend. We took up an invitation to go on a bus trip around the Tweed Valley in preparation for the upcoming Tweed Fusion festival. Held from 23 – 30 October...
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Do you know where your food is grown? When you tuck into that pitaya bowl surrounded by fruit, do you know which ‘rock star’ farmer harvested it for you? The Tweed Coast is part of the food bowl surrounding the Gold Coast, with the area’s food production, café and restaurant industries increasing in interest to...
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The Gold Coast offers a wide variety of markets that are guaranteed to please. Gold Coast markets offer residents the chance to purchase food directly from farmers and producers, to experience our growing arts culture, and to spend social time with family and friends. “Besides produce, farmers’ and producers’ markets allow families to buy from...
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We always love visiting the Gold Coast’s original boutique creative markets, The Village Markets, because there’s a surprise around every corner. On our last visit to TVM Burleigh there were an abundance of food trucks and stalls – tons to eat and lots of handmade creative goodies for sale from up-and-coming designers. A bit left...
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Although completely shaded by canopies, it’s best to visit Helensvale Markets early during the summer months. Held on the basketball courts at Helensvale State High School, this market is nestled into surrounding gum trees and well worth a visit because of the stalls which are only located at this particular venue. There’s a fair range...