DEDICATED farmers markets are a relatively new concept on the north coast, but of course they are really nothing new, having their roots deep in an age-old tradition. With an increased community interested in buying locally produced food and supporting local farmers, it’s no surprise that farmers markets are now a weekly event in many towns and cities all over Australia.
We have put together a directory of your local north coast farmers markets and we also send out daily reminders through Facebook, making it easy for you to make the connection with your favourite farm fresh producers and markets.
Please note that local farmers can be found at many community markets, not only at dedicated farmers markets. If you’re looking for a comprehensive market directory, check out our North Coast Market Directory, now include markets all along the north coast, from Tweed Heads to Laurieton.
Please refer to this post for further references and websites for farmers markets.
While we have created this market directory with care, we accept no responsibility or liability for inaccurate or out of date information. In all circumstances we strongly suggest you contact the market organiser directly to avoid disappointment. However, we do ask that if you spot an error or omission, please let us know so we can amend!
FARMERS MARKET DIRECTORY
Bellingen Growers Market, Second & Fourth Saturday, Bellingen Showground, 02 6655 9719
Blue Knob Farmers Market. Every Saturday 9am to 1pm. Blue Knob Cafe and Gallery, 719 Blue Knob Road, Lillian Rock. For stallholders information call 6689 7484 or visit their Facebook page.
Byron Farmers Market, Every Thursday from 8am, Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay. For more information please call (02) 6687 1137 or visit their webpage.
Caldera Farmers Market, Every Wednesday 7am – 11am at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds. The markets focus on fresh local produce grown and sourced within a 50-kilometre radius of the Murwillumbah area. Meet and chat with the growers and producers face-to-face. Find out more by calling (02)6684 7834 or visiting their Facebook page.
Casino Farmers Markets EVERY Thursday 7am – 12pm Richmond Street, Casino (next to swimming pool). Contact Number: (02) 66623249
Coffs Coast Growers’ Markets, City Square Coffs Harbour, every Thursday from 8am. Contact Janice Rooney. Ph: 6648 4000
Grafton Growers and Farmers Market, weekly on Thursdays, Market Square, Grafton. Jeremy Challacombe (02) 6642 3336.
Hastings Farmers Market, Wauchope NSW 2446, Sonia Fingleton 0414 376 868
Kingscliff Beachside Farmers & Friends Markets are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 7am to 1pm, in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade. Lots of parking. Market organised by Kingscliff Lions Club. Contact the market manager on 0406 724 323. Visit the webpage for more info.
Kyogle Farmers Market, Stratheden Street Kyogle, Every Saturday morning 7am to 12 noon, Contact: Rupert on 6636 6233 or Anne 6632 1851
Lismore Farmers Market. Every Saturday 8am – 11am. Under cover at the Lismore Showground, Alexandra Parade North Lismore. Locally grown and farmed produce sold by the farmer direct to you. Fresh, seasonal and local produce supporting the local economy and the local farmer. Market co-ordinator Marny Bonner firstname.lastname@example.org 0458 301 333
Rainbow Region Organic Market, Lismore Every Tuesday from 7.30 to 11.00am rain or shine. Lismore Showground, Alexandria Parade, North Lismore. For Further information phone (02) 6628 1084 or go to www.tropo.org.au or email email@example.com. The Rainbow Region Organic Market is Australia’s longest running certified organic market. Certified Organic farms grow food with the intent to improve rather than pollute the environment. You can support your local and global environment by buying your local farmers’ delicious produce. Visit their website.
Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market, Every Friday from 7am to 11am, Mullumbimby Showground, 51 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby, For more information please contact (02) 6684 5390
New Brighton Farmers Markets, Every Tuesday 8am – 11am, (02) 6684 5390. Fresh Tuesday: Fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy produce, nuts, and a good cup of locally grown coffee. Free market hamper draws from 8.30am to 10am on the first Tuesday of the month. Every Tuesday rain or shine, New Brighton Oval, firstname.lastname@example.org. They have a fun website, check it out here.
Uki Farmers market every Saturday morning.
Yamba Farmers Market, held every Wednesday from 7am to noon in the Whiting Beach car park, Yamba. A limited number of sites are available. Call Jeremy Challacombe for more info on 6642 3336. Please note, strict guidelines apply.
Are we missing something? Please let us know by commenting below. Nothing beats local knowledge 🙂
ABC North Coast has put together a map of farmers and growers markets on the north coast. Here’s the link.
North Coast Markets was established in January 2012, with the aim of facilitating connections between the general community, stall holders and market organisers. We are independent, and we are stall holders ourselves. So far, we’re happy to say, it seems to be working very well.
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