The round-up: these Gold Coast food, fashion and craft markets are open for socially distanced shopping
Hitting up the local markets is a weekend ritual for most of us. Whether we’re filling our fridges or our wardrobes, there is no shortage of markets on the Gold Coast, from weekly farmers markets to street eats and fashion pop-ups. Though, with current restrictions in place due to the global pandemic, many markets have been put on pause. So, we’ve put together a handy list of local markets that are still operating – and there are even a few that are making a triumphant return!
Currumbin Community Market: If you work weekends or don’t plan to wake up early on a Saturday or Sunday, then this weekday farmers market selling fresh produce and artisan products will be right up your alley. It’s held every Thursday 7:00–11:00 am opposite the Currumbin RSL.
Palm Beach Food & Famers Markets: Stock your fridge up on produce and fine foods, and even shout yourself some fresh flowers while you’re at it. Held at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School every Saturday from 6:00–11:30 am.
Burleigh Farmers Markets: Everything from fresh fruit and vegetables through to meats, cheeses, antiques and collectibles. Held at Burleigh Heads State School every Saturday from 7:00 am to midday – rain, hail or shine.
Marina Mirage Farmers Markets: Here you’ll find plenty of fresh produce plus artisan products, gluten-free baked goods, coffee and more. It’s undercover (take that, rain!) and is held inside at Marina Mirage every Saturday from 7:00 am to midday.
Helensvale Farmers Markets: You’ll find fresh produce, gourmet food products and a series of street-food vendors slinging goodies each week. After a short stint at the Helensvale Hornets club during the coronavirus outbreak, the markets have now returned to Helensvale State High School each Saturday from 6:00–10:30 am.
Bundall Farmers Markets: After a short hiatus, the popular Sunday market at HOTA is back as of Sunday May 31. It’s all set up in the surrounds of HOTA, starting at the front entry and weaving its way around the back to the waterside. Head along to stock up and get a tasty breakfast while you’re at it. It’s held every Sunday at HOTA from 6:00–11:30 am.
Mudgeeraba Country Markets: Remember the original farmers market at Mudgeeraba Showgrounds? They are re-launching again this Sunday May 31! With local growers, producers and makers on board, it’ll be the perfect spot for a Sunday shop and coffee in the sunshine. The market will be held on the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Mudgeeraba Showgrounds.
Gold Coast Racecourse Markets: Every Sunday, the Gold Coast Turf Club hosts a comprehensive farmers market on the meadow at Aquis Park on Bundall’s Racecourse Road. You’ll find fresh produce, meat, artisan bakers, fresh flowers and plants, seafood and international foods, as well as grab-and-go street eats, juices and coffee. The market is held at the Gold Coast Turf Club every Sunday from 6:00–11:30 am.
Gold Coast Organic Markets: This is the Gold Coast’s only farmers market dedicated entirely to certified organic produce. You’ll find fresh organic produce, fresh bread, a range of organic food stalls, cosmetics, cleaning products, pet food and more. Held at Miami High School every Sunday from 6:00–11:30 am.
Lavelle Street (Nerang) Markets: Those on the northern end can find farm-fresh produce and tasty breakfast options here, alongside everything from coffee to plants and bric-a-brac. Held on Lavelle Street every Sunday from 6:30 am to midday.
Miami Marketta: Adhering to the COVID-19 restrictions, Miami Marketta has returned as a drive-through night market! That’s right, the tasty market food is now available for you to pick up (without leaving your car!) with local favourites like Matteo’s Woodfired Pizza, Brisket Boss and dessert queens Reid Street Kitchen slinging their goodness from 5:00–8:00 pm Friday and Saturday nights.
The Sanctuary Markets: Feeding time (for humans) at Currumbin Sanctuary is back! The popular Friday night food market will return on Friday June 5 after a coronavirus hiatus. All of the street-food vendors will operate on a takeaway-only basis and strict social-distancing measures will be in place – so head on down for a take-home feast! Hungarian langos, anyone? The Sanctuary Markets will continue every Friday at Currumbin Sanctuary from 3:30–7:00 pm.
The Village Markets: TVM is back, baby! Sunday June 7 marks the return of The Village Markets’ popular Sunday event – while there will be a few changes in place to ensure restrictions are adhered to (more on that here), expect to see all of your favourite fashion, arts, homewares, vintage, beauty and lifestyle brands to line the precinct, along with local food trucks, live musicians and a killer community vibe. TVM is held at Burleigh State School on the first and third Sunday of the month from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Carrara Markets: After temporarily closing due to COVID-19 restrictions, Carrara Markets reopened its doors to locals last weekend (May 23). If you’re after a bit of everything, Carrara Markets will have you covered. There’s food, arts, crafts, clothing, plants, homewares, variety stalls, attractions and plenty more. It’s open every Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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