Posted by: debrakolkka | July 4, 2010

The Powerhouse Markets – Brisbane

On the second and fourth Saturday of the month there is  a fresh food market held in the grounds of Powerhouse Theatre complex beside New Farm Park.  It has been going for quite a while now but I have never been.  I thought it was time to remedy this, so I got up bright and early, met Liz at her house and we walked together to the markets, trolley in hand.

It was a beautiful winter morning and it made me wonder why I had taken so long to get there.  In my defence, I have been many time to the City Markets ( run by the same people) which are held every Wednesday in the city opposite the Treasury Casino.  These markets are very good so I had high hopes for the Saturday market.

I was not disappointed.  There is a huge range of fresh produce on offer.  We were spoiled for choice with tomatoes, delicious looking vegetables, fish, locally produced bread – an endless range of good food.

See what you think. 

entrance to the markets - sorry about the glare


I can report that the tomatoes were excellent


so were the raspberries


and the strawberries


bread baked on the spot

 There are lots of places to get a good coffee.  We chose Merlo for our coffee, and managed to force down a delicious cheese twist from the French Sin bakery 

too delicious


Are you there Mirella?


perhaps a little better for you


parsnip bundles



great for Asian stir fry

these too

Doesn't it look good?

so fresh!

These zucchini were cooked and eaten as soon as I got home

fresh lettuce

a happy market customer

The markets are well patronised, even very early in the morning

Going to the market is an excellent excuse to walk through New farm Park with its wonderful old Moreton Bay fig trees and rose gardens.

New Farm Park rose gardens

beautiful winter rose

Aren't they lovely?

Find out when the markets are on and go!  Go early.


  1. Love the parsnip photo

    • Me too. It could almost make me eat a parsnip.

  2. Wow, that is the most photogenic looking F&V I’ve seen! 😮

    • Take a look at the Bologna food market. I could spend every day of my life there. I took hundreds of photos and had real trouble narrowing it down.

  3. You’ve sold me… I’m off to the powerhouse markets next time they’re on! Love the photography too!!! JB x

    • Thanks Jackie, Did you find Paul under the snail in the Milan post?

  4. Delicious, as good as the Queens Park, London market that Georgina & I love. The raspberries & tomatoes are amazing.

  5. solo vederle in foto…..rimarrei ore ed ore sotto queste piante e nei giardini tre le rose ciao

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