Harris Farm Markets
In news that will thrill local-produce procurers and gourmands, the family-owned-and-operated Harris Farm Markets has opened the doors to an enormous 1500-sqm epicurean wonderland at Capri on Via Roma, Isle of Capri. The space is bursting at the seams with the freshest fruit and veg from local farmers, a grocery section brimming with boutique and locally made products and, the pièce de résistance, a dedicated cheese boardwalk that features more than 400 cheeses (not a typo). The market also features a premium nose-to-tail butcher as well as a sustainable fishmonger that will be offering a selection of wild barramundi from Far North Cairns and Great Barrier Reef coral trout, as well as fresh tiger prawns from local waters, just in time for summer. No trip here will be complete without a pit-stop at Bread Social, which offers an impossible-to-resist array of baked goods for you to devour daily. Plant-based pals will be well and truly catered for with more than 150 plant-based products including vegan cheese. There will also be self-serve nut butter stations as well as milk and honey on tap.
Harris Farm Markets is passionate about reducing food wastage and will carry its ‘Imperfect Picks’ line alongside its newly launched ‘Re-purposeful Picks‘, which sees fruit and vegetables saved from the trash via some ingenious upcycling techniques that help extend shelf life and prolong tastiness – think smoothies made from upcycled fruit, breadcrumbs made from excess bread, air-fried kale chips, pesto and vegetable-topped pizzas. Oh, and don’t forget your reusable bags, because Harris Farm Markets was the first to ban the plastic bag.