New Farm Park, Brisbane

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rocklea Weekend Markets

Last weekend we visited the Rocklea Weekend Markets for the first time. It was huge. It is held in the car park opposite the City Markets which operate during the week for retailers.

There were aisles and aisles of fruit and vegetables.





There were many many stalls selling cut flowers.



There were rows and rows of plants for sale.



Thenthere were many stalls selling all kinds of food. Breads, cakes, sweets, cheese and ....
German sausages.........BB's eyes lit up and he started salivating....so we bought a sausage each.....

......but we didn't eat it here we took it home and had it there.

The prices of everything was mch cheaper than in the shops and as it got later in the morning the prices fell again. Some stall owners were selling everything for $1:00 a kilogram.(2½ pounds). Rocklea is a suburb of Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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15 comments:

  1. Looks a great market, Diane. Well worth the trip to buy fresh produce at cheap prices.

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  2. I just loooved the German Sausage. We should have bought a few dozen. We'll have to go back.

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  3. The market looks wonderful. If prices would drop down like they do in your market, I'd buy enough to freeze and can.

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  4. That's really funny I look at an australian market and think it is here in Brussels, lol ! it looks so much the same, except the flowers are different.

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  5. Hello Diane, you're right that it's cheaper to buy in farmer's market 'cos consumers buy it directly from producers, and not only there are growing number of people who are aware of consuming organically grown fruits and veggies.

    I just wanted to say one more thing...the German sausage looks tempting and juicier than the pineapples...yum!

    AL

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  6. Wonderfully colorful photos. Thanks for the tour-- I enjoyed it. Thanks also for visiting my blog. Hope to see you there again.

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  7. Thanks for taking us along on the trip! I could go for one of those hotdogs!

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  8. Awesome market, what a great variety of products. All those beautiful flowers and plants for sale, far more than out little market. The produce is fantastic.

    Thank you for taking part in the challenge and helping to make it a truly worldwide event.

    Judy
    PS, the sausage looks yummy.

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  9. The Country Markets here in Canberra always draw a huge crowd, with similar stalls to those you mention, though probably not as many.

    Lots of people seem to make it a 'morning out', and go for breakfast as well.

    I'd love to see the Brisbane ones.

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  10. What a market! Fabulous! It looks huge. We don't have anything like that around where I live. Surely you bought more than sausages...

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  11. Wonderful to see another Aussie market - but you're way up north, and have pineapples! It's still very cold down here in Canberra, and just winter crops on sale (cabbages, broccoli, potatoes, apples and so on). The Markets are much cheaper than Coles and Woolies, aren't they, plus so much more fun :)

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  12. diane;) this is an interesting way to spend a morning and you can pick up your fruit, veg and anything else (yummy bread, cheese, sweets...) at good prices. Glad you shared this. Hugs Jo

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  13. How fun! Like our "Farmer's Markets" here but WAAAY bigger! I'll bet the fragrances were amazing - love the smells of fresh produce and, of course, FOOD!

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  14. My, thoes sausages look gooooood!

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  15. Wow, I love a good farmer's market. Look at the size of the fruits and veggies! Wowie!

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