Time: 6 – 11am
Location: Mudgeeraba showgrounds, corner of Mudgeeraba and Worongary Roads, in Tallai (Mudgeeraba) on Australia’s Gold Coast.
There’s plenty of free parking at the Showgrounds, with a team of volunteer parking attandents coordinated by the local Mudgeeraba Lions Club.
Less than 20 kms from the beach, and a few minutes from bustling Robina Town Centre, Mudgeeraba still has the country town feel, with a country atmosphere that’s reflected at the Mudgeeraba Farmers Market.
The locals frequenting Mudgeeraba Farmers Market have a healthy appetite for freshness and flavour they mightn’t have found elsewhere, and stall holders sometimes sell out, so shoppers should aim to be early.
You’ll find stalls from far and near, selling organic and hydroponic produce, vegetables and free-range eggs. There’s fruit and vegetables from Stanthorpe, pineapple from the Glasshouse Mountains, and some of the freshest seafood direct from trawlers, working along the eastern seaboard.
Lush strawberries and crisp vegetables come from the Sunshine Coast, as well as Lockyer Valley vegetables and poultry, and hydroponic produce from Tamworth, NSW.
There’s also the people who make the value-added products – jams, chutneys, sauces, gourmet jams, pickles, sweets, breads, hand made gourmet salamis and sausages, biscuits, hand made chocolates and hand made farmstead cheeses.