Carseldine Markets: Fresh Produce, Live Music, and Lots of Delight to Grab Interest

The Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets brings together a few of life’s simple pleasures: listening to music, eating, and appreciating art. Every Saturday, locals from Carseldine and neighbouring suburbs like Aspley, Fitzgibbon, and  Bridgeman Downs get to unwind at the market located at the old Queensland University of Technology.

Carseldine Markets, which opens 6:00 a.m. and closes at noon, is a five-minute ride from the Aspley Hypermarket. It houses more than 180 stalls for products of every kind. There is a stall for deli lines; Artisan baked breads and pastries, and traditional foods as well as fresh local seafood. There are stalls dedicated for arts and crafts, where visitors could find handmade accessories, soy candles, and wooden toys.

Carseldine’s addition to the list of the best Queensland’s markets does not come as a surprise. Aside from livening up the locals’ weekends, it supports local farmers. One of the most frequented stalls is The Organic Stall, where visitors can delight in farm fresh organics. The owner drives down to the Byron farms every week to hand select his produce.

“There are some delicious food stalls serving great food. Then after breakfast walk through all different types of stalls ranging from fresh foods to flowers, nick nacks, doggie stuff,” suggests Louise, a Brisbane local.

The market offers interesting things to do for people of all ages. Children could have fun in the rides. Dogs will enjoy their day out with the doggy treats available at the market stalls. Free yoga classes are available from time to time, for visitors who want to de-stress from the hustle and bustle of city life.

For more information, visit the Carseldine Markets website and Facebook page.

Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets Returns in January

After a short break for Christmas and New Year, the Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets, located at 532 Beams Rd is back every Saturday beginning on the 13th of January. This country-style market, which is situated in a transformed old Qut Carseldine Campus just five minutes away from Aspley Hypermarket, is once again ready to welcome its patrons, as well as new stallholders and event performers every Saturdays.

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At the heart of the Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets are local produce from makers, growers, farmers, painters, cooks, chefs, designers, bakers, fishmongers, butchers, baristas and juicers around Queensland.

The market offers something for everyone, including kids and fur babies. Traditional and gourmet food are made on site. Some previous stall owners have been Bagel Boys, Goat Pie Guy, Popcorn Man, and Nom Nom. Food offerings vary from French crepes and German pastries, Vietnamese and Filipino cuisines among others. Children can play on the jumping castle and be entertained with face painting. Dogs can choose from delicious treats and there are even amusing clothes for them available in specialty stalls.

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Artistic skills and creative hobbies are also being demonstrated right before people’s eyes at the Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets. There are beautifully crafted herb boxes, amazing flower arrangements, hand-made jewellery, recycled furniture, and other vintage art and crafts.

For those interested to be stallholders, the application form and terms and conditions can be found here.

Those who want to showcase their talents as performers are encouraged to apply. All family-friendly acts are welcome at the market. The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets is always looking for talented buskers and performers, from all ages and with all kind of styles. The application form can be found here.

Jesse Cait and Wacey Coats
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